Support Measure E for More Affordable Homes in San Jose

Yes on Measure E San Jose

Greenbelt Alliance urges San Jose voters to say YES to Measure E. Measure E will provide affordable homes for seniors, veterans, people who are disabled, and low-income families. It will help homeless residents move into shelters and/or permanent homes. It will provide more housing options near jobs and transit, reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

Plan Bay Area 2050: Blueprint Phase

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The Blueprint is the first step toward developing Plan Bay Area 2050. For those not following along as closely this time around, MTC/ABAG launched Plan Bay Area 2050 this past fall. The updated Plan will focus on the same core topic areas as previous iterations with a larger emphasis on equity and resilience. Plan Bay Area 2050 is the Bay Area’s nine-county long-range plan that integrates transportation, housing, the economy, and the… Read More

Sonoma & Marin Counties Vote Yes on Measure I to Renew Funding for SMART

Marin Sonoma SMART Measure I

We’re urging residents of Sonoma and Marin counties to support the SMART sales tax renewal by voting yes on Measure I March 3, 2020. If passed, Measure I will renew the existing one-quarter cent sales tax to fund the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)  for another 30 years. SMART is the passenger rail system that was approved by voters in 2008 and began operating in 2017. It runs from Larkspur in Marin… Read More

Vote Yes on Measure J for Better Transit in Contra Costa

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We need your help to reduce traffic congestion and improve the transportation system in Contra Costa County by voting yes on Measure J! Measure J will be on the March 2020 ballot and we’re encouraging residents across the county to support it. Measure J, initially proposed by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), includes a ½ cent sales tax, which will generate $103 million annually to fund the county’s transportation system. Greenbelt… Read More

Protect Napa’s Open Space: Support Measure K

Napa County Open Space Measure K

Napa County’s Measure K will generate much-needed funding to forever protect water, parks, and open spaces throughout the county. We need your help to spread the word about Measure K and ensure that all Napa County residents vote yes this March. There are a lot of ways you can chip in to ensure Napa County’s Measure K gets passed and you don’t have to live there to help. There are several volunteer… Read More

Marcela Cardoza: A Green Path to Lifelong Skills

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Marcela Cardoza is in her Senior Year (Class of 2020)  and has been working for Greenbelt Alliance under ICA’s Corporate Work Study Program for going on two years now. She has been a tremendous contributor and team player—so-much-so that we hired her separately from ICA over the 2019 summer period!   After interning at a K-8 school in San Francisco as a teacher’s assistant and then at the San Francisco Veterans Hospital where… Read More

Vote Yes on Napa Open Space Measure K

Napa County Open Space

Napa County residents will vote on Measure K this coming March. If passed, Measure K will generate $9 million a year to forever protect water, parks, and open space. Napa County enjoys some of the most beautiful natural open space in the Bay Area, but over 10,000 acres of natural areas and agricultural lands are at risk of development. Measure K will help reduce this risk, which is why we urge you to vote yes on K this March!

Historic Deal Permanently Protects Land in Coyote Valley

Coyote Valley San Jose Deal

Coyote Valley is 7,400 acres of greenbelt land between San Jose and Morgan Hill. It is home to lush farmland and wildlife and stores two-thirds of Silicon Valley’s groundwater supply. As San Jose’s last great open space and best asset in adapting to climate change, Greenbelt Alliance and our partners have worked together for decades to protect Coyote Valley from sprawl development. On November 6, 2019 the City of San Jose furthered… Read More

A Disasterous Development Decision in Newark

Newark CA

On November 14th, the Newark City Council formally approved a development project along the South San Francisco Bay shoreline in a place called Area 4. This project includes 469 single-family homes and 2,738 parking spaces that will be built in a FEMA flood zone, which also serves as a wildlife refuge. Ultimately, this development will destroy one of the last remaining unprotected open spaces along the South Bay shoreline.  Despite an at-capacity… Read More

Voters Protect Natural Lands & Choose Smart Growth For A More Resilient Bay Area

Greenbelt Alliance Election Wrap Up 2019

On November 5, 2019, people across the Bay Area made their priorities clear—climate-smart growth that preserves open space lands is the future we choose. The residents of Rohnert Park and Brentwood stood against destructive sprawl development by protecting their urban growth boundaries. And in San Francisco, investing in homes that our teachers and neighbors can afford resounded with over two-thirds of the city voting for critical funding propositions.  The North Bay has… Read More