Say No to Sprawl by Voting No on Measure L

U-Pick orchards are emblematic of Brentwood's agricultural history

Critical open space land is at risk of being lost to sprawl development just outside the city of Brentwood in eastern Contra Costa County. Developer Blackhawk Nunn Partners has sidestepped the community planning process, drafting a 193-page ballot measure that would undermine the city’s long-standing environmental protections and approve new development rules to allow the company to build thousands of housing units on protected lands.   Blackhawk Nunn’s Measure L breaks the city’s… Read More

Vote YES on Measure B to Renew Rohnert Park’s UGB

Rohnert Park

Greenbelt Alliance partnered with Rohnert Park’s City Council and staff to develop Measure B to renew the city’s Urban Growth Boundary for another 20 years in a special election on November 5, 2019. Voting yes on Measure B will prevent urban sprawl, protect community separators, and preserve agricultural and open space lands until 2040. Passing Measure B means that any future changes proposed to the urban growth boundary must be approved by… Read More

Fremont City Council Approves Homeless Navigation Center

Fremont Homeless Navigation Center

On September 10, Fremont’s City Council voted unanimously to build a Homeless Navigation Center next to City Hall. This is a huge victory for the community of Fremont and also sets an important precedent for other Bay Area cities to follow!  The decision was made after months of deliberation on whether to build a Homeless Navigation Center in Fremont, and if so, where. Two sites were being considered towards the end of… Read More

City of Sonoma—Back to the Future—1999?

Sonoma City Hall

In the city of Sonoma, it feels like some folks are going back to the future, or simply back to about 1999. Back then, the city of Sonoma was among the nine cities in Sonoma County that were fighting sprawl by voting in the first urban growth boundaries. Greenbelt Alliance partnered with the community to gather signatures and put the measure on the ballot, which passed with a 64% majority. Now the… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Belmont’s Firehouse Square Affordable Housing Development

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed Firehouse Square

Greenbelt Alliance is excited to endorse Belmont’s Firehouse Square residential project! This project will make 80% of its units affordable for low- and extremely-low income households. The 81-unit residential development, on the site of a long-vacant and currently unusable firehouse building, meets Greenbelt Alliance’s strict endorsement criteria for sustainable urban development. In addition to its commitment to affordability, which will be supported by public financing from the County of San Mateo, the… Read More