Pittsburg Planning Commission Listens to Developers Instead of Constituents

August 30, 2007 Contact: Dennis Linsley, Save Our Hills, (925) 261-1812 Christina Wong, East Bay Field Representative, Greenbelt Alliance, (925) 932-7776, (916) 601-3110 (cell) Christina Armor, Field Organizer, Sierra Club, (510) 848-0800 x306, (925) 487-3516 (cell) Pittsburg Planning Commission Listens to Developers Instead of Constituents Tuesday night vote by planning commissioners opens hills to development instead of protecting them – Ordinance will increase traffic, increase landslide risk, and pave hills, say advocates… Read More

Grammy Winner Laurie Lewis Headlines “Bluegrass for the Greenbelt” Outdoor Concert

August 15, 2007 Contact: Elizabeth Stampe, Communications Director, (415) 543-6771 x307, email Grammy Winner Laurie Lewis Headlines “Bluegrass for the Greenbelt” Outdoor Concert Bluegrass beneath the redwoods benefits Greenbelt Alliance Laurie Lewis and The Right Hands will perform under the redwoods on Sunday, September 9, in a private amphitheater high in the East Bay hills, to benefit Bay Area open space protection. Seating is limited; tickets can be purchased atwww.BluegrassForTheGreenbelt.org. “Most bluegrass musicians know… Read More

Comment letter on Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Coyote Valley Specific Plan (CVSP).

Dear Mr. Boyd: Thank you for allowing us to comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Coyote Valley Specific Plan (CVSP). Since 1958, Greenbelt Alliance (GA) has been protecting natural areas and working farms. Over the years, our mission has expanded to recognize the need to accommodate the region’s growing population with better land use planning. Through research and public policy development, our organization seeks to educate communities about… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Smart Growth Scorecard Wins Award

May 21, 2007 Contact: Elizabeth Stampe, Greenbelt Alliance, (415) 543-6771 x307 Greenbelt Alliance Smart Growth Scorecard Wins Award Report earns Education Project Award from American Planning Association (Northern California chapter) San Francisco – Greenbelt Alliance has won an award for its Bay Area Smart Growth Scorecard from the Northern California chapter of the American Planning Association; on Friday, the association awarded Greenbelt Alliance its 2007 Education Project Award. The Bay Area Smart Growth Scorecard received significant attention when it… Read More

Comment letter on Oakley development from Greenbelt Alliance to the Army Corps of Engineers

November 25, 2006 William Guthrie, Project Manager US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District Delta Office 1325 J Street, Room 1480 Sacramento, California 95814-2922 Email: William.H.Guthrie@usace.army.mil Re: Public Notice numbers: 2004400728, 200400729, 200400774, 200400902 (East Cypress corridor project, City of Oakley) Dear Mr. Guthrie: Thank you for extending the comment period and for the opportunity to comment on Public Notice numbers: 2004400728, 200400729, 200400774, 200400902 regarding the East Cypress Corridor Project in the… Read More