Questions on Coyote Valley’s Future in Scope for General Plan Update

On June 11, San Jose City Council voted to include discussions of North Coyote Valley’s environmental future in the City’s upcoming general plan update. This is another important step on the path to permanently protecting this local treasure.

At Risk Greenbelt Land is the Heart of Sonoma Valley

The recent closure of the Sonoma Developmental Center has created an opportunity for the whole Bay Area to plan the future of these vital greenbelt lands. Community support is needed as the planning process begins.

East Bay Communities Seek Local Housing Solutions

AB2923 makes it easier to pursue local housing solutions like building homes near BART stations like North Berkeley.

While housing policy battles continue in California’s legislature, communities across the East Bay are grappling with housing solutions on the local level. Recent events in Berkeley and Fremont show the unique issues faced by discrete communities.

Delayed General Plan Update Leaves Sonoma County at a Crossroads

Sonoma County's General Plan can guide them through crossroads like this

The Sonoma County General Plan update has been postponed for the past three years due to the fires and floods that have devastated the North Bay. The county is at a crossroads, facing many new and ongoing challenges, and an update to the plan is urgently needed to help plan for this “new normal”

How South Bay Housing Advocates Mobilize Their Communities

The panel of South Bay housing advocates describing their journeys to the crowd

At an event co-hosted by SV@Home as part of Affordable Housing Week, South Bay housing advocates shared how they became involved, the challenges they face in their cities, and opportunities for smart growth in the Bay Area.

Farms & Ranches Forever Fest 2019

Donors and friends of Greenbelt Alliance experienced the Bay Area’s agriculture in downtown San Francisco on Thursday, May 16. Our annual happy hour featured local farms and ranches and their products, including wines and tastings from our lead sponsor McEvoy Ranch. Together we raised over $50,000 to protect and support local agriculture.

Greenbelt Alliance Names Amanda Brown-Stevens CEO

Beginning April 29, 2019, Amanda will guide Greenbelt Alliance and the Bay Area into a new era of growth.

North Berkeley Puts AB2923 into Practice

North Berkeley BART is an early test case for AB2923.

The first test case for what is possible under AB2923 is happening at the North Berkeley BART Station. Given the North Berkeley station’s proximity to job centers and walkability, BART is now able to construct up to 300 units of housing on its four-acre parking lot under BART’s transit-oriented development guidelines.

AB 948 Gives Coyote Valley Statewide Significance

AB 948 brings statewide attention to the issue of protecting Coyote Valley

Assembly Member Ash Kalra’s AB 948 would officially recognize Coyote Valley as an area of statewide significance, creating new conservation opportunities. The bill focuses on both the pure value of the environment and its benefits to San Jose as green infrastructure.

Sonoma Developmental Center Prioritized as Open Space

At Risk lands at the Sonoma Developmental Center were recently prioritized for protection.

Breaking News! Some of the most at-risk greenbelt lands in the Bay Area moved toward permanent protection! More than 700 acres of open space and wildlife habitat at the Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) in Sonoma Valley are being prioritized as open space in a new $40 million planning agreement between state and county officials! These spectacular lands were identified in the Greenbelt Alliance At Risk 2017 report as among the most at… Read More