Lessons of the Proposition 68 Campaign

Materials from the Proposition 68 campaign

Thanks to the hard work of the Proposition (Prop.) 68 campaign, Californians made history this past Election Day—June 5—as they voted overwhelmingly to support Prop. 68 and invest $4.1 billion in our state’s parks and natural resources. Prop. 68 had broad-based, statewide support. 57% of all Californians, and 68% here in the Bay Area, voted yes on 68. “The success of Prop. 68 at the polls is an enormous win for all… Read More

Public Workshops Scheduled to Discuss Fire Recovery Plan

The fire recovery beings in Sonoma County

In order to better rebuild and recover from the October 2017 North Bay fires, the new Sonoma County Office of Recovery and Resiliency is holding public workshops to fine tune a new Fire Recovery Plan. This is your chance to speak up for fire-safe communities, greenbelts, healthy forests, affordable homes, and zero energy building! The Fire Recovery Plan features sections on Natural Resources, Housing, Economy, Safety Net, and Community Preparedness and Infrastructure. Greenbelt… Read More

Caltrain Presents Plan for New Homes Near Stations

Caltrain adding homes near stations along their transit corridor could be a huge boon to our cities and towns.

Last month, Caltrain’s staff presented to its board the process, which is currently underway, being used to craft a transit-oriented development (TOD) plan as part of their land-use policies for the Caltrain corridor. Caltrain staff is aiming to improve the transit corridor and community access to transit, by placing homes near stations and jobs, to form active, lively communities. The plan will show potential development sites, and provide guidance on how these… Read More

Signatures Turned in to Let Antioch Voters Decide the Fate of Sand Creek

Our initiative will let Antioch voters decide the future of Sand Creek.

With the help of tireless volunteers and a broad coalition of organizations in Antioch and around the Bay Area, we were able to gather more than enough signatures to qualify the Let Antioch Voters Decide: The Sand Creek Area Protection Initiative for the November ballot.

Resilient by Design Heightens Conversation on Bay Area Sea Level Rise

As part of the Resilient by Design challenge, teams of technical experts partnered with communities around the region to address the impending threat of Bay Area sea level rise. Solano County Regional Representative Amy Hartman reflects on the experience in this series of blog posts.

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: The Agrihood in the City of Santa Clara

A rendering of The Agrihood

The Agrihood project will bring 361 homes, half of which will be affordable, to the City of Santa Clara, and will feature space for nonprofit and retail uses, as well as a small organic farm. When completed, it will be the cornerstone of a thriving, walkable, and transit-served community open to all Bay Area residents.

Santa Rosa Aligns Resilient City Measures With Smart Growth Ideals

The Resilient City Measures will ensure homes are built in areas like courthouse square.

The Santa Rosa City Council revised their recently adopted Resilient City measures to focus on areas of the city already prioritized for housing. This will make it easier to build badly-needed homes where they’re needed most; near jobs, services, and public transportation.

Desire to Protect Coyote Valley Helps Sink Measure B, Pass Measure C in San Jose

In a battle of dollars versus democracy, democracy carried the day as San Jose voters resoundingly rejected Measure B and approved Measure C. This victory proves the city’s residents believe in smart, walkable neighborhoods and protecting essential open space areas like Coyote Valley.

What’s the Word On Measure B & C?

A scene Mayor Sam Liccardo's No On Measure B News Conference.

With the election approaching, the conversation around San Jose’s Measure B and Measure C is moving faster than ever. To make it easier for our supporters to stay on top of this critical issue, we’ve decided to collect all the Measure B news in one place for easy digestion.

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: The Las Juntas Way Community Approved

Las Juntas Way will create ample space and healthy opportunities for families to live, work, and play in Walnut Creek.

Greenbelt Alliance is excited to report that Las Juntas Way, a 100% affordable community by Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, Inc. in Walnut Creek, has been approved.