What’s a General Plan & How Can it Impact Our Climate?

Greenbelt Alliance General Plan

There’s no better way to get involved in making your city truly climate-friendly than influencing its General Plan. You’re probably asking yourself, “what is a General Plan?” Before you can jump in and inspire a fresh new approach to city planning, let’s cover the basics. What’s the Plan? Fundamentally, a General Plan must organize information in a way that can guide action, and in the state of California, information must be sorted… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: New Mixed-Use Development On South San Francisco PUC Site

Greenbelt Alliance SSF PUC Project

Greenbelt Alliance is excited to endorse the South San Francisco PUC Project. This is a mixed-use development project that will provide 20% of its residential units (161 units) as affordable housing and over 13,000 square feet of community retail, located just a half-mile from the South San Francisco BART station. The project meets Greenbelt Alliance’s strict endorsement criteria for sustainable urban development. At 836 residential units spread across 3 buildings on a… Read More

Advocate for Better Transit in Contra Costa County

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Send a letter to the Contra Costa Transportation Authority Board! While much of our region’s focus is on housing, transportation planning is also key to ensuring walkable, bikeable neighborhoods and quality commuting options. The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is planning to place a new half-cent sales tax measure for transportation on the March 2020 ballot. This measure could raise $3 billion over 30 years, but your voice is needed to ensure… Read More

News! Ready for More Open Space in Napa?

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Another 20,000 acres of natural lands—from rivers and creeks to the top of Mt. Veeder and the ridges of Skyline Park—could be protected with a proposed new Napa County open space measure. The Napa County Board of Supervisors will decide in late August whether to place a new quarter-cent sales tax before the voters in March 2020. Greenbelt Alliance is ready to jump in and help pass the measure that would generate… Read More

Land Conservation & Smart Growth Work Together in Sonoma County

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Written by Sonoma County Ag + Open Space Land conservation and compact, city-centered growth work together to protect Sonoma County’s working and natural lands from urban sprawl while continuing to maintain the many benefits of these lands such as local food, scenic views, greenbelts and community separators, parks and trails, clean abundant drinking water, and habitat for wildlife. Sonoma County cities and communities maintain their small-town character because of the open spaces… Read More

Send a Letter to Support a Solano County Park and Open Space District

Rockville Hills is one of the many stunning open space areas we'll visit during our Solano County summer hiking series

Email the Solano County Board of Supervisors below to support a Park and Open Space District. Solano is the only county in the Bay Area that does not have a countywide park and open space district, which provides funding for parks, greater access to parks and trails, and expanded stewardship of park lands. Show your support in four steps below. Ask the Board of Supervisors to bring forth two ballot measures in… Read More

Concord Naval Weapons Station Land to Become a Park

Concord Naval Weapons Station

For over a decade Greenbelt Alliance has worked to protect 2,200 acres of the East Bay’s former Concord Naval Weapons Station—an area double the size of Golden Gate Park. On July 2, the U.S. Navy finally transferred the land to the East Bay Regional Park District to make it official.  The new park that will be developed will create more ways to get out in nature with new trails and campgrounds. Plans also include a visitor… Read More

Grand Opening of Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed Affordable Homes in Sunnyvale

Edwina Benner Plaza grand opening 2019 Greenbelt Alliance

On May 16, Greenbelt Alliance was delighted to attend the Grand Opening of Edwina Benner Plaza, along with non-profit affordable housing developer MidPen Housing Corporation and their partners. The development was named after California’s first female mayor, Edwina Benner, who served as mayor of Sunnyvale from 1924 to 1926 and again from 1937 to 1938. Her niece, Beverly David, was among the speakers at the grand opening. The project received the Greenbelt… Read More

Support The Homeless Navigation Center in Fremont

Add your name to sign the petition below & send a letter to the Mayor and City Council! We must show our support for the City’s plans to build a Homeless Navigation Center in Fremont. As a Compassionate City, we understand that the current shelter crisis is a threat to the safety and well-being of those experiencing homelessness. We applaud the City’s methodical process for narrowing down potential sites, and for recognizing… Read More

Supporting People-Focused Transportation in Contra Costa County

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As Contra Costa County considers a new tax to fund transportation improvements, we must ensure those funds go to projects like improved public transit service, better bike infrastructure, and walkable neighborhoods.