Sue Serrone Puts the Sun in Sunnyvale: Fighting for a Thriving Community

Sue Serrone leads Livable Sunnyvale, a coalition of individuals and organizations that work together to create a more vibrant, inclusive, and people-friendly Sunnyvale. Read her story here.

Recovery and Resilience: Learning from the North Bay Fires

Greenbelt Alliance pledges not to forget the devastation of the North Bay fires and their impact on our region. We are thinking deeply about how we can guide and inform regional policy in the years to come and look forward to working with partners as recovery efforts continue.

2017 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

October 15 marked the end of the 2017 California legislative session. Greenbelt Alliance endorsed a lot of stellar bills and opposed a few duds, ending the year with some once-in-a-generation successes. Here’s an overview.

Protecting Sand Creek: Evan’s Story on Stopping Sprawl in His Hometown

An inspiring story by local advocate Evan Gorman on his fight to stop the Sand Creek Focus Area plan of sprawl development in his hometown, Antioch, CA.

Update: Measure D Passed in the November 2017 Election!

The people of Novato voted overwhelmingly to pass Measure D—protecting open space and halting sprawl in Novato for another 25 years. Only a simple majority vote of 51% was needed, but Measure D passed by nearly 73% to renew the existing urban growth boundary (UGB).

Community Separator in Path of Fires

While community separators didn’t stop the Tubb’s fire in Santa Rosa, without them, the damage could have been much worse. Read more.

Antioch Scraps Sand Creek Plan but Sprawl Still Looms

Greenbelt Alliance and partners defeated Antioch’s sprawl plan for the Sand Creek Focus Area, a win against sprawl development, but more battles to fight.

Our CASA: Greenbelt Alliance CEO Joins MTC Housing Task Force

Jeremy Madsen has joined the Committee for Affordable and Sustainable Accommodations (CASA) an MTC task force focused on solving the housing crisis.

North Bay Fires: Recovery & Resiliency

This disaster may have been far worse if not for the policies and plans that have been in place to avoid sprawl in the rural areas of the North Bay. We believe we can reduce the impact that natural disasters have—avoiding even more devastating results—by fighting for smart planning moving forward.

Savor the Greenbelt 2017 Enjoys Record Support & Memorable Remarks

A record-breaking number of supporters and guests joined us October 3rd to enjoy compelling speakers, a delicious dinner, and a beautiful evening, making Savor the Greenbelt 2017 an unprecedented success!