In a First, Santa Rosa Denies Construction Project Due to High Fire Risk

An artists rendering of the new hotel rejected by the planning commission

On November 29, the City of Santa Rosa denied permission for a new hotel project due in part to the high risk of wildfire in the area.

Passage of AB2923 Means New Homes Near BART

AB2923 will make it easier to build near BART stations

The passage of AB2923 will help add new, transit-served homes where they’re needed most, the under-utilized lands near Bay Area BART stations.

Park Profile: Rockville Hills Regional Park

A view of Rockville Hills Regional Park

Rockville Hills Regional Park, just outside of Fairfield, is one of many delightful outdoor recreation areas in Solano County. We’re working hard to make the Solano Countywide Park and Open Space District a reality, which would help sustain Rockville Hills and other parks in the area.

Plan for Resiliency: Understand the Fire Risk Curve

Research by Alexandra Syphard maps out the fire risk of various development styles to show that sprawl development carries serious dangers. We must avoid the peak of the fire risk curve if we hope to plan for resiliency in rebuilding the North Bay.

A Dazzling Evening at Savor the Greenbelt 2018

Deputy Director Matt Vander Sluis with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff at Savor the Greenbelt 2018

On October 11, 2018, the Greenbelt Alliance community celebrated the organization’s 60th anniversary with a gala and live auction. The more than 250 guests enjoyed dinner, local wines, and wonderful conversation at the iconic Fairmont San Francisco hotel.

The Science of Groundwater Contamination Shows Why San Jose Residents Should Vote Yes on Measure T

Our new white paper, Coyote Valley & Groundwater Protection, shows how important it is for these lands to remain undeveloped.

Passing Measure T to protect green infrastructure like Coyote Valley will help keep Silicon Valley’s water supply safe from contamination. Coyote Valley, as undeveloped land, is the largest easily-protected area of Santa Clara County’s groundwater system.

California Votes NO on Proposition 6

Proposition 6 will take funding away from public transportation like this bus in Walnut Creek

In November 2018, voters across the state said NO to Proposition 6 preserving $5.6 billion in yearly funding for transportation in California.

Sonoma County Advancing New Housing & Land-Use Policies

Greenbelt Alliance is working to fine-tune several proposed new county initiatives that are likely to increase the density and number of homes, as well as people, in the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County—beyond the nine city’s’ urban growth boundaries (UGB). We need you to make your voice heard at the Board of Supervisors meeting on October 23! 

Housing & Transportation Center Stage at Sunnyvale Candidate Forum

Recently, Sunnyvale residents gathered to hear from City Council candidates on issues regarding affordable housing, sustainable transportation, and climate change at the Liveable Sunnyvale Candidate Forum.

San Jose Votes YES On Measure T to Protect Coyote Valley and the City

In November 2018, voters approved San Jose’s Measure T. This innovative infrastructure bond will protect San Jose’s “green infrastructure” in Coyote Valley, as well as invest in disaster preparedness, public safety, and other infrastructure in the city.