Sunnyvale City Council Selects Smart Alternative For El Camino Real

For the Bay Area to thrive, we must protect our natural and agricultural landscapes and provide new homes to meet the needs of people across the income spectrum. It’s not one or the other. It’s both. That’s why your support for the right development in the right places is so critical. The city of Sunnyvale has become ground zero for the region’s housing affordability crisis. In Sunnyvale, a two-bedroom apartment rents for… Read More

All Aboard The Smart Train

For the first time in more than 50 years, travelers can jump on the train in the North Bay. The long-awaited Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is now running full speed ahead with daily and weekend service from downtown San Rafael to the Sonoma County Airport. And….you can use your Clipper Card! Greenbelt Alliance worked to pass the measure that created SMART nearly 10 years ago. We were proud to join… Read More

Protect Open Space and Halt Sprawl in Novato—Vote Yes on Measure D!

To see what’s at risk, just walk or ride your bike along the green expanse of Bowman Canyon on the edge of the city of Novato’s urban growth boundary (UGB). Heading west on Novato Boulevard, houses end and the oak woodlands and rolling hills begin. Keep going and soon you reach Stafford Lake and farmland stretching for miles toward the coast. The UGB is doing its job. To maintain this open space and… Read More

2017 Greenbelt Alliance Champion Awards: Linda Jo Fitz and Megan Medeiros

Linda Jo Fitz and Megan Medeiros, two women who have been steadfast supporters and partners of Greenbelt Alliance will be honored at our annual Savor The Greenbelt fundraiser on October 3, 2017, with the Greenbelt Alliance Champion Award. The award is in recognition of their lifelong contributions to the mission of Greenbelt Alliance—protecting our natural and agricultural lands and promoting smart growth within our cities and towns to make the Bay Area… Read More

Los Gatos Approves New Infill Homes on “North 40”

Greenbelt Alliance is excited to share that the Los Gatos Town Council has approved a smart proposal for a new walkable neighborhood on one of the city’s largest sites for infill development. Known as “Phase One of the North 40 development,” the project includes numerous exciting community benefits, including: A mix of 320 new homes, as well as a village market, shops, and open space on a 21-acre site. 50 affordable homes… Read More

Senate Bill 365 Signed: Next Step, Creating a Park and Open Space District in Solano County

We’re celebrating a big milestone toward a Countywide Park and Open Space District in Solano County. Senate Bill 365 (Dodd) was signed by Governor Brown, giving the go-ahead for the county Board of Supervisors to pursue creating the district. Add your voice of support for the next step.

Press Release: Governor Jerry Brown Signs Legislation to Move Forward Solano Countywide Park District

Fairfield, CA — Today, Greenbelt Alliance and our partners are celebrating a big milestone in the creation of a Countywide Park and Open Space District in Solano County. Last Friday, SB365 (Dodd) was signed by Governor Brown, giving the go-ahead for the county Board of Supervisors to pursue creating the district. The Board of Supervisors now have the opportunity to authorize a countywide ballot initiative that will put the question of creating… Read More

Big Win for Affordable Homes in Walnut Creek

After two years of studies, workshops, and deliberation, the Walnut Creek City Council voted on August 1, 2017, to increase the Housing Impact Fee. Walnut Creek has been a leader in Contra Costa County on housing issues, supporting homes for a diverse community. Over the last decade, the Housing Impact Fee helped to create about 330 new affordable homes. By increasing these local resources, Walnut Creek will help create even more new… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Walnut Residences in Fremont

Update August 2017: After months of legal delays, we’re excited that Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch has affirmed the approval of the Walnut Residences community, rejecting a misguided lawsuit that challenged the project’s approval. We look forward to these homes coming to fruition, providing new opportunities to thrive in Fremont. Back in March 2017, Greenbelt Alliance was excited that, after a long, arduous process, the City of Fremont approved the… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: 2700 West El Camino in Mountain View

Greenbelt Alliance is excited that the Mountain View City Council unanimously approved the 2700 West El Camino project by SummerHill Apartment Communities. After years of working with the City of Mountain View to shape the El Camino Real Precise Plan, we are thrilled to endorse a smart project that helps implements the vision for a thriving place to live, work, and play near transit. 2700 West El Camino provides 211 new homes… Read More

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