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Napa Greenbelts More Critical Than Ever
Napa Valley Register | September 21, 2020

Press Release: Climate-Smart Endorsement Awarded To Downtown Santa Rosa Developments
September 15, 2020

Pandemic Forces Closures, Job Cuts, Shifted Science for Bay Area Conservation Groups
Bay Nature | September 3, 2020

Kevin McDonald Novato Reveals Continued Importance of Bay Area Wildlife Conservation
EIN Presswire | August 7, 2020

Key Vote Tuesday on Fairfield Voter Protections
Fairfield Daily Republic | July 20, 2020

November Ballot Takes Shape for Sonoma
Sonoma Index-Tribune | July 9, 2020

LTE: Open Space Case
Bohemian.com | July 8, 2020

Close to Home: A Greenbelt Is No Place for a Resort
The Press Democrat | July 5, 2020

San Ramon Project Receives Green Seal of Approval
Pleasanton Weekly | June 30, 2020

LTE: Urban Growth Boundary is a Critical November Ballot Issue 
Sonoma Valley Sun | June 23, 2020

San Ramon: Commission to Hear Public Testimony on CityWalk Master Plan
DanvilleSanRamon.com | June 15, 2020

Sonoma City Council Eyes 20-Year Renewal of UGB
Sonoma Index-Tribune | June 11, 2020

Press Release: Greenbelt Alliance Endorses New Mixed-Use Master Plan CityWalk Bishop Ranch in San Ramon
June 8, 2020

Valley Forum: Renew the Urban Growth Boundary
Sonoma Index-Tribune | June 4, 2020

Boyes Food Center Plan Now Taking Public Comment
Sonoma Index-Tribune | May 4, 2020

Letters: New Normal
Bohemian.com | April 29, 2020

Letters to the Editor: Urban Growth Boundary Effort Applauded
Santa Maria Times | April 10, 2020

Monitor Notes: Stay Safe, Stay Busy
Bay Area Monitor | March 18, 2020

Letters to the Editor: More Transparency for PAT
Kenwood Press| March 15, 2020

Letters to the Editor: We Demand Transparency on SDC
Sonoma Index-Tribune| March 5, 2020

City of Sonoma Gets Unanimous Support for Its Urban Grow Boundary Renewal
Sonoma County Gazette | February 25, 2020

Endorsement: San Jose’s Measure E Will Help Housing and Homeless Crisis
StreetsBlog SF | February 20, 2020

In East Bay County of Super-Commuters, Will a New Tax Tame Fearsome Traffic?
The Mercury News | February 19, 2020

Letters to the Editor: All in on SMART
Sonoma Valley Sun | February 17, 2020

Letters to the Editor: SMART for the Future
The Press Democrat | February 15, 2020

Sewer Service Available to Some Outside City Limits, With Exceptions
Cleveland Daily Banner | February 10, 2020

Letters to the Editor: SMART Promotes Climate-wise Growth
Sonoma Index-Tribune | February 10, 2020

Marin IJ Readers’ Forum: SMART Train Tax: Vote Yes on Measure I
Marin Independent Journal | February 8, 2020

2nd District Q&A: Regional Park and Open Space District
Daily Republic | February 7, 2020

Can the ‘Missing Middle’ Democratize Sonoma’s Housing?
Sonoma Index-Tribune | February 6, 2020

Contra Costa County Agricultural Preservation, Economic Update in the Works
Danville SanRamon | February 5, 2020

More Affordable Homes on Caltrain Line
San Mateo Daily Journal | February 5, 2020

City of Sonoma Ready to Renew Urban Growth Boundary
Sonoma Valley Sun | February 3, 2020

Editorial: Yes on Contra Costa County Measure J, a Transportation Tax Increase
MSN.COM | January 29, 2020

Editorial: Yes on Contra Costa County Measure J, a Transportation Tax Increase
San Francisco Chronicle | January 29, 2020

Judge Rejects Group’s Claim That Contra Costa County Sales Tax Measure Deceives Voters
East Bay Times | January 11, 2020

Climate Healthy Communities Start With Urban Growth Boundaries
Sonoma County Gazette | January 9, 2020

Bought Up
North Bay Bohemian | January 8, 2020

Valley Forum: UGB Has Served Sonoma Well
Sonoma Index Tribune | January 2, 2020

As the Sea Rises and Climate Changes, a Bay Area City Plans 469 Single Family Homes On a Bayshore Flood Zone
Bay Nature | November 14, 2019

Rohnert Park Voters Ovewhelmingly Renew Open Space Protections
Sonoma County Gazette | November 11, 2019

Newark Luxury Development Would Pave Over Wetlands, Displacing Wildlife & Increasing Risk from Sea Level Rise
Sierra Club San Francisco Bay | November 8, 2019

RP Voters Overwhelmingly Renew Open Space Protections
The Community Voice | November 8, 2019

Rohnert Park Passes Measure B, Locking in Urban Growth Boundary Through 2040
The Press Democrat | November 6, 2019

Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Renewing Urban Growth Boundary For 20 Years
SFGate | November 5, 2019

Future of Brentwood’s Western Edge in Voters’ Hands with Measure L
East Bay Times | November 2, 2019

Voters Will Consider Renewing Urban Growth Boundary on Nov. 5
SFGate | November 2, 2019

The Gentle Giants of Mount Diablo
DanvilleSanRamon.com | October 10, 2019

Opponents Spar Over Land Swap
The Brentwood Press | October 10, 2019

Don’t Be Alarmed by Armies of Tarantulas. They’re Just Looking for Love.
The Wall Street Journal | October 8, 2019

Sonoma County Seeks Single Review, Rezoning for Dozens of Potential High-Density Housing Projects
The Press Democrat | October 4, 2019

Editorial: Brentwood Should Reject Sprawl; Vote No on Measure L
East Bay Times | October 4, 2019

Sonoma County Supervisors Remove Granny Unit Restrictions on Some Farm Parcels
The Press Democrat| September 30, 2019

Brentwood: Measure L Voter Guide Released
East County Today | September 28, 2019

New Sales Tax Proposal for Transportation Work Gets Contra Costa Supervisors’ Blessing
East Bay Times | September 24, 2019

RP to Vote on Protecting Open Space and Preventing Sprawl
The Community Voice | September 20, 2019

Assembly Passes Accessory Dwelling Units Bill to Encourage More Construction, California State Senator Reports
Sierra Sun Times | September 16, 2019

Regional Park Supporters Urge Solano Supervisors to Move Forward
Fairfield Daily Republic | September 15, 2019

Renew Sonoma’s Urban Growth Boundary
Sonoma Valley Sun | September 3, 2019

Open Space Park or Hotel? The Future of the Burlingame Shoreline Could Set a Precedent for Climate Adaptation
Bay Nature | September 3, 2019

New Half-Cent Sales Tax in Contra Costa? Save Mount Diablo Coalition Urges Action on Vote.
The Pioneer | August 20, 2019

Letter to the Editor: In Support of Scenic Expansion
The Healdsburg Tribune | August 15, 2019

Urban Growth Boundary Benefits
The Community Voice | August 9, 2019

Brentwood City Council Votes for Urban Limit Line Special Election in November
The Brentwood Press | August 1, 2019

Scenic Landscape Proposal Under Fire
The Healdsburg Tribune | August 1, 2019

Brentwood Voters to Decide on Moving Urban Limit Line in November, Could Add 2,400 Homes
East County Today | July 28, 2019

Voters to Decide If Brentwood’s Boundary Should Expand for Big Housing Project
East Bay Times | July 26, 2019

Council: Study Needed Before Brentwood’s Boundary is Extended for Huge Housing Project
East Bay Times | June 27, 2019

The Future of Bay Area Open Space and Housing
Bay Nature | June 4, 2019

Letter: New Housing Plan Fulfills Wishes of Many SJ Voters
San Jose Mercury News | May 15, 2019

Sunday’s Letters to the Editor
The Press Democrat | May 12, 2019

Close to Home: Sonoma County at a Crossroads
The Press Democrat | May 9, 2019

The Other Bay Area Housing Crisis
Beyond Chron | May 7, 2019

Vision for Open Space, Affordable Housing Included in State Budget Request
Sonoma Index-Tribune | May 6, 2019

Community Expresses Concerns Over Proposed Large Brentwood Development Project
The Press | May 2, 2019

General Plan Offers Sonoma County Chance to Chart Path Forward
Sonoma County Gazette | April 24, 2019

Greenbelt Alliance Names New CEO
Climate Online | April 23, 2019

Stop Urban Limit Line-Busting Development
The Press | April 18, 2019

Finer Points of California-Sonoma Agreement on SDC’s Future
Sonoma Index-Tribune | April 8, 2019

Assemblymember Ash Kalra Introduces Bill to Protect Coyote Valley
San Jose Spotlight | March 27, 2019

New Development Within City Plans
The Brentwood Press | March 7, 2019

Developer Wants to Expand Brentwood Boundary to Build Up to 2,400 Homes
East Bay Times | March 6, 2019

Bay Area Aiming at Housing Shortages
The Kenwood Press | March 1, 2019

Opinion: Don’t Let Brentwood’s Urban Limit Line be Moved
East Bay Times | February 24, 2019

Opinion: Housing is Key to Mountain View’s North Bayshore Success
San Jose Mercury News | February 22, 2019

Santa Rosa Delays Vote on Marriott Hotel in Burn Zone Near Cancer Center
The Press Democrat | February 13, 2019

San Jose City Council Talks Measure T, Closing the ‘Digital Divide’
San José Spotlight | February 12, 2019

Letters for the Week of Feb. 6 –  Feb. 12—“Can Building Housing Lower Rents?” Feature, 1/2—It’s More Complex
East Bay Express | February 6, 2019

San Jose: Environmental Groups Urge City to Preserve Coyote Valley
San Jose Mercury News | January 22, 2019

Environmentalists, Lawmakers, Landowners Plan Future of Coyote Valley
KPIX TV | January 22, 2019

Groups Rally to Protect Coyote Valley from Development
SF Gate | January 22, 2019

Opinion: Follow the Will of Voters and Protect San Jose’s Coyote Valley
San Jose Mercury News | January 21, 2019

Greenbelt Alliance Hikes Offer Opportunities to Connect with Nature in the New Year
The Independent | January 3, 2019

Bill to Boost Densities Near Transit Reintroduced
The Independent | December 27, 2018

Coincidence: Solstice, Full Moon and Meteor Shower
San Jose Mercury News | December 20, 2018

Report from Alliance for a Just Recovery Meeting
Sonoma Valley Sun | November 26, 2018

Sonoma County’s Low-Income Workers Left out of Local Recovery from 2017 Wildfire
The Press Democrat | November 20, 2018

Rohnert Park Approves $400 Million City Hub Called Station Avenue
The Press Democrat | November 13, 2018

Upgraded Sobrato Football Field Remains Longshot
Morgan Hill Times | November 8, 2018

Justice & Recovery: After the Fires, a Plan for Equitable Action
North Bay Bohemian | November 5, 2018

North Bay Ballot Proposes Housing, Fire Protection Measures
Golden Gate Xpress | November 1, 2018

Novato Council OKs Exception to Urban Sprawl Rules
Marin Independent Journal | October 31, 2018

Supervisors Consider New Regional Housing Planning Effort, Pass Zoning Amendments
Sonoma County Gazette | October 23, 2018

Sonoma County Embraces Denser Urban Developments
The Press Democrat | October 23, 2018

Novato Commission Waives Sprawl Rule at Black Point Site
Marin Independent Journal | October 17, 2018

Sunday’s Letters to the Editor
The Press Democrat | October 14, 2018

State Propositions for November 2018 Ballot
The Daily Californian | October 12, 2018

BART Housing Bill Signed by Governor Brown
East County Today | October 1, 2018

Novato Home Proposal Mired in Sprawl Controversy
Marin Independent Journal | September 24, 2018

Business, Labor Groups Fail to Find Common Ground on Santa Rosa Housing Bond
Sonoma County Gazette | September 21, 2018

News Briefs: Novato Delays UGB Vote
Pacific Sun | September 19, 2018

Tesla Area Conservation Bill Moving Ahead
The Independent | August 16, 2018

Agencies Accelerate Efforts to Build Transit-Oriented Development
Bay Area Monitor | August 15, 2018

Planning for the Next Generation
Sonoma Valley Sun | August 11, 2018

Close to Home: Building Boldly
The Press Democrat | August 5, 2018

Alameda Point Mixed-use Project, California
Design Build Network | August 2, 2018

Tassajara Valley Cemetery Proposal Project Stalls After Supporter Dies
East Bay Times | July 30, 2018

Antioch Approves Developer-Backed Open-Space Initiative
East Bay Times | July 26, 2018

Antioch: Dueling Open-Space Initiatives Go Before Council
East Bay Times | July 11, 2018

The Trail Blazers: Local Eco-Pioneers Lead the Way
Sonoma Valley Sun | June 21, 2018

The Sword and the Shield: Is CEQA to Blame for the North Bay’s Housing Crisis?
North Bay Bohemian | June 19, 2018

Napa Land Trust Protects More Lake Berryessa Land from Development
Napa Valley Register | June 17, 2018

No to Napa Oaks – Report Proves We Have Plenty of Existing Land Zoned for Housing
Napa Valley Register | June 13, 2018

Election 2018: Environmental Measures Were Big Winners in California, Bay Area Races
San Jose Mercury News | June 8, 2018

June 2018 Election Round-Up
Streetsblog CA | June 6, 2018

Election 2018: San Jose’s Competing Housing Measures
KQED Forum | May 30, 2018

Santa Rosa Narrows Permit Streamlining to Areas near Transit
The Press Democrat | May 23, 2018

Santa Rosa Mayor Talks Further Plans to Increase Housing After Fires and Amid Shortage
North Bay Business Journal | May 21, 2018

Letter: Measure B Exempts the Developers from Public Environmental Review
San Jose Mercury News | May 15, 2018

What’s Next for Downtown Santa Rosa a Year After New Square?
The Press Democrat | May 13, 2018

Residents File Sand Creek Counter Measure
The Press | May 10, 2018

Sonoma County Government Offices May Move to Downtown Santa Rosa, Freeing up Space for Future Housing
Sonoma Index Tribune | May 8, 2018

Report: America Is Losing Its Best Farmland
San Francisco Chronicle | May 8, 2018

County Move Could Mean Room for at Least 1,400 Homes
Petaluma Argus Courier | May 8, 2018

Sonoma County Government Offices May Move to Downtown Santa Rosa, Freeing up Space for Future Housing
The Press Democrat | May 7, 2018

Sonoma County Housing – How Much and Where? Can We Build Our Way to Affordable Housing?
Sonoma County Gazette | May 5, 2018

Santa Rosa City Council Approves Measures to Speed New Housing Projects
The Press Democrat | May 1, 2018

Santa Rosa to Consider Streamlining Housing Process Citywide
The Press Democrat | April 30, 2018

Showdown Looms as Counter-Initiative for Antioch Development Proposed
East Bay Times | April 30, 2018

Letters: Prop 68 and Thanks for Fashion Fundraiser
Benicia Herald | April 29, 2018

Bob Berman: Support Prop. 68
Vallejo Times Herald | April 29, 2018

Opinion: Why San Jose Voters Should Defeat Measure B, Support Measure C
San Jose Mercury News | April 28, 2018

Exclusive: Nearly 500 Homes next to This East Bay BART Station Could Transform a Neighborhood
San Francisco Business Times | April 23, 2018

Sierra Club Solano Group: Why We Back Proposition 68
Vallejo Times-Herald | April 11, 2018

Will Silicon Valley Be Ground Zero for SB35?
California Planning and Development Review | April 8, 2018

Disneyland on Alcohol: A Sober Journey into the Hospitality Industrial Complex
Sonoma Valley Sun | April 5, 2018

Antioch: Residents, Environmentalists Work to Give Voters Say on More Houses
East Bay Times | March 26, 2018

Public Weighs in on Proposed CEQA VMT/LOS Changes
Streetsblog CA | March 15, 2018

Coalition Launches Effort to Protect Sand Creek Area
The Press | March 7, 2018

San Jose City Council to Vote on Ambitious New Climate Plan
San Jose Inside | February 26, 2018

Fire aftermath: Sonoma County Steps Up Effort to Prevent Next Big Disaster
San Francisco Chronicle | February 13, 2018

Guest Commentary: Our Future of Self-Driving Cars
Streetsblog California | February 13, 2018

Safe Houses: Rebuilding in Fire Zones Requires New Thinking
North Bay Bohemian | January 16, 2018

En Californie, L’éTalement Urbain Mis En Cause Dans Les Incendies
(California Sprawl Blamed in Fire)

La Croix | December 17, 2017

Marin Voice: Marin’s Ranking in Inequality Should be Troubling
Marin Independent Journal | December 16, 2017

Press Release: Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Bradford Senior Housing Project Approved in Redwood City
December 21, 2017

Hot Topics—Fire Historian Gregory Simon Weighs in on North Bay fires
North Bay Bohemian | December 19, 2017

Fire and Rain – Let the Rebuild Begin!
Sonoma County Gazette | November 21, 2017

Why One of the Biggest Barriers to Rebuilding Santa Rosa May Be an Endangered Salamander
San Francisco Business Times | November 6, 2017

Blazing Speed: Urban Growth Boundaries up for a Vote as Post-Fire Rebuild Plans Come into Focus
North Bay Bohemian | October 31, 2017

Bay Area Sprawl Has Put Homes in the Path of Fires—What Now?
KQED Science | October 26, 2017

As California’s Population Grows, People Are Moving into More Fire-Prone Areas
NPR: All Things Considered | October 25, 2017

Novato Voters to Decide Fate of Greenbelt
Marin Independent Journal | October 2, 2017

Growing Sonoma Bursts at its Seams
San Francisco Magazine | September 25, 2017

Letter to the Editor: Ask the Voters
The Press Democrat | September 19, 2017

South Vallejo Group to Meet Sunday
Times-Herald News | September 15, 2017

Competition Looks at Redesign for S.F. Bay as Sea Level Rises
San Francisco Chronicle | September 14, 2017

Press Release: Governor Jerry Brown Signs Legislation to Move Forward Solano Countywide Park District
September 6, 2017

Growing Concern: Organic Farms Need a New Generation to Keep Them Alive
San Francisco Chronicle | August 21, 2017

Website Designed to Link Benefits of a ‘Green’ Bay Area
Fairfield Daily Republic | August 9, 2017

Housing, Open Space Protection Important
The Independent | July 27, 2017

BART’s Other Delays: Development near Its Stations Slows to a Crawl
San Francisco Business Times | July 26, 2017

Check out These Five Missed Development Opportunities near Transit
San Francisco Business Times | July 25, 2017

Details of Growth Boundary Ordinance Examined
Novato Advance | July 12, 2017

Letter to the Editor: No Reason to Alter City’s Growth Boundaries
Marin Independent Journal | July 7, 2017

Bill Evers, SF Environmentalist and Attorney, Dies at 90
SF Gate | July 6, 2017

Event Center Proposed in Windsor Green Belt Area
The Windsor Times | June 29, 2017

Ex-Cloverleaf Ranch Site Proposal Sparks Debate over Rural Buffer Zones
The Press Democrat | June 25, 2017

Solano County Orderly Growth Committee’s Recology Settlement Funds New Office
Times-Herald News | June 13, 2017

Windsor Looks to Extend the Life of Its Urban Growth Boundary
The Press Democrat | June 11, 2017

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Touts California’s Green Economy in Sonoma County Event
The Press Democrat | June 10, 2017

Dealing with the Sprawl Devil
The East Bay Monthly | June 2017

Design Teams Compete for Best Solution to Sea-Level Conundrum
San Francisco Chronicle | May 30, 2017

Organization Works to Save Mount Diablo Natural Lands from Development
East Bay Times | May 30, 2017

Teri Shore of Greenbelt Alliance Recognized with Award
Sonoma Index-Tribune | May 22, 2017

Marin Voice: Support Needed for Downtown SMART Trian Stop
Marin Independent Journal | May 20, 2017

Sonoma Activist is County ‘Environmentalist of the Year’
Sonoma Valley Sun| May 19, 2017

Group Looks at ‘Greening of the Springs’
Sonoma Index-Tribune | May 15, 2017

Sprawl Isn’t the Solution to the Bay Area’s Housing Needs — and It Hurts Our Ability to Ensure Water Supplies as Well
San Francisco Business Times | May 11, 2017

KBLX Cares Interview with Sterling James: Greenbelt Alliance’s CEO Jeremy Madsen
KBLX 102.9 FM | May 5, 2017

Honoring Five Environmental Grassroots Leaders
Sonoma County Gazette | April 25, 2017

General Plan, El Camino Real to Get a Facelift
The Santa Clara Weekly | April 25, 2017

Blueprint for Bay Area Aims to ‘Change the Dynamics’ of Housing Crisis
San Francisco Chronicle | April 15, 2017

Tassajara Valley: Big Cemetery Proposal Not Dead Yet
East Bay Times | April 10, 2017

Bair Island Attracts Visitors Looking to Escape Bay Area Development
Peninsula Press, a Project of Stanford Journalism | March 8, 2017

Environmental Group Monitoring East Contra Costa’s Disappearing Open Space
East Bay Times | March 27, 2017

How Big SF Would Be If It Were as Dense as Other Cities
SF Gate | March 13, 2017

Novato Voters to Decide Fate of Green Belt
Marin Independent Journal | March 12, 2017

Development Limites Could be Placed on Ballot
Novato Advance | March 2, 2017

Letter to the Editor: Novato Council Should Put Growth Issue on Ballot
Marin Independent Journal | February 28, 2017

Jake Mackenzie Elected Chair of Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Mass Transit Magazine | February 22, 2017

Finding a Way Home
Bay Area Monitor | February/March 2017 

Antioch Community Forum to Focus on Large Housing Project
East Bay Times | February 8, 2017

Greenbelt Alliance Has Praise and Warnings for Napa County
Napa Valley Register | February 4, 2017

Our View: Loosening Greenbelt Is the Wrong Approach to Housing
San Francisco Business Times | February 2, 2017

Report Finds Development Pressures Could Result in Loss of Agriculture, Open Space Lands
The Independent | February 2, 2017

Sonoma County Sees Gains in Open Space Protection, but Threats Remain, Report Finds
Sonoma Index-Tribune | February 1, 2017

Bay Area Open Space Under Threat By Sprawl, Study Warns
San Francisco Chronicle | January 31, 2017

New Report Outlines What’s At Risk If We Lose Bay Area’s Greenbelt
KQED | January 31, 2017

New Report Shows Huge Gains In Bay Area Open Space, But Nearly 300,000 Acres Still At Risk
San Jose Mercury News | January 31, 2017

Report: Development Puts Solano County Greenbelt ‘At Risk’
Fairfield Daily Republic | January 31, 2017

‘Greenbelt’ Report Urges Marin To Protect Open Space
Marin Independent Journal | January 31, 2017

In The Face Of Urban Nimbyism, Sprawl Threatens 293,100 Acres Of Bay Area Green
San Francisco Business Times | January 31, 2017

Sonoma County Sees Gains In Open Space Protection, But Threats Remain, Report Finds
The Press Democrat | January 31, 2017

Why Trump’s Immigration Actions Worry Bay Area Food Businesses
East Bay Times | January 26, 2017

Menlo Park Hits Milestone With Station 1300 Approval
San Jose Mercury News | January 26, 2017

Contra Costa County Adopts Agriculture And Open Space Policy
East Bay Times | December 13, 2016

Plan Bay Area Update Calls For 30 Percent More Housing By 2040
San Francisco Business Times | November 18, 2016

Sonoma County’s Community Separators Preserved For 20 More Years
Sonoma West Times & News | November 16, 2016

Open Space, Growth Control A Big Winner In Tuesday’s Election
Sonoma Valley Sun | November 11, 2016

Desperate Bay Area Voters Tax Themselves To Ease Traffic, Build Housing
San Jose Mercury News | November 11, 2016

Sonoma County Voters Strongly Favor Open Space And Growth Control
Indy Bay | November 9, 2016

Savor the Greenbelt 2016
San Francisco Magazine | October 2016

Measure K Renews Voter Protections For Community Separators
Sonoma County Gazette | October 15, 2016

On The Ballot: Community Separators; Measure K Seeks To Preserve Green Space
Sonoma West Times & News | October 12, 2016

Antioch Council Candidates Debate Land-Use Issues
East Bay Times | October 4, 2016

Can Brisbane Be Forced To Add Housing It Doesn’t Want?
San Francisco Business Times | September 28, 2016

Brisbane Pushes Huge Development Without Housing
San Francisco Chronicle | September 21, 2016

Comments Sought On Plan Bay Area Update
San Francisco Chronicle | September 21, 2016

Sonoma County Voters To Have Chance Extending Greenbelts
The Press Democrat | July 25, 2016

Nimbys Rally To Shrink 670-Unit Housing Proposal Near Fremont Bart
San Francisco Business Times | July 15, 2016

Sonoma County Supervisor Contests Will Determine Balance Of Power
Sonoma Valley Sun | May 27, 2016

Comments Sought On Plan Bay Area Update
The Independent | May 26, 2016

Meet Visionary Sonoma Farmers On Educational Tour
Sonoma County Gazette | May 15, 2016

Bike Month In The Rest Of The Bay Area: This Party Is No Joke
Streetsblog California | May 9, 2016

Proposed Contra Costa Sales Tax Could Raise Nearly $3 Billion For Transportation
East Bay Times | May 5, 2016

Hundreds To Convene In Mountain View To Help Silicon Valley “Get Moving”
Mass Transit | April 26, 2016

Reading Honors Bill Kortum’s Legacy Ahead Of Earth Day
The Press Democrat | April 15, 2016

Community Separators News And Updates
Sonoma County Gazette | April 12, 2016

Community Separator Workshop In Kenwood
Sonoma Index Tribune | March 30, 2016

Guest Commentary: East Contra Costa Farms Need Your Help To Survive
Contra Costa Times | March 18, 2016

Greenbelt Alliance Report Outlines Challenges To Farming
Contra Costa Times | March 11, 2016

Summit Shares Ideas On Ending Sprawl, Expanding Water Conservation
California Economic Summit | March 9, 2016

Sebastopol UGB Renewal Making Headway
Sonoma West Times & News | March 2, 2016

Around The Bay
San Jose Mercury News | February 25, 2016

John Sutter Of East Bay Regional Park Board To Retire
Contra Costa Times | February 24, 2016

Urban Development Threatens Local Ranchers And Food Producers, According To A Ne
Sonoma Valley Sun | February 23, 2016

Santa Clara County Taking Fresh Look At Saving Farmland
San Jose Mercury News | February 22, 2016

Trouble Down On The Farm
Curbed SF | February 22, 2016

Report Urges Marin And Region To Be Vigilant In Protecting Farms From Development
Marin Independent Journal | February 21, 2016

Santa Rosa Smart Jennings Avenue Railway Crossing
Sonoma County Gazette | February 5, 2016

Can Fees On Market-Rate Housing Subsidize Affordability In Oakland?
Oakland Magazine | February 4, 2016

New Funding Round Gives Boost To Open Space
The Independent | January 6, 2016

Green Light For Sonoma County Greenbelts
Sonoma County Gazette | January 2, 2016

Sebastopol Must Renew Urban Growth Boundary
Sonoma County Gazette | January 1, 2016

Sonoma County Open Space Protections Heading To Ballot
Petaluma Argus Courier | December 24, 2015

Walnut Creek Downtown Condo Question Flung Back To City Council
Contra Costa Times | December 24, 2015

County Supports Future Of Greenbelts
Sonoma West Times & News | December 16, 2015

Sonoma County Supervisors Endorse Voter Decision On Open Space Buffers
The Press Democrat | December 16, 2015

Greenbelts Being Considered For 2016 Ballot
KSRO | December 15, 2015

Sonoma County May Ask Voters To Continue Greenbelts
The Press Democrat | December 13, 2015

Building Boom Amid Disaster: New Housing Springs Up During Calif. Drought
Al Jazeera America | December 11, 2015

Close To Home: Keeping Greenbelts Amid Crisis In Housing
The Press Democrat | December 6, 2015

Will Development Impact Fees In Oakland Kill New Housing?
San Francisco Business Times | November 27, 2015

Upfront: Mind The Gap
Pacific Sun | November 25, 2015

Scenic Ranch With Colorful History Becomes New Park East Of San Jose
San Jose Mercury News | November 19, 2015

Housing Activists Push For ‘Highest Possible’ Oakland Impact Fees As Mayor Calls For Patience
San Francisco Business Times | November 18, 2015

Jeremy Madsen: Being Smarter About Land Use Can Help Fight Against Drought
San Jose Mercury News | November 11, 2015

Bay Area Group’s Housing Solution: Punish Cities That Don’t Build
San Francisco Chronicle | November 6, 2015

Protecting Green Places Between Towns And Cities
Sonoma Valley Sun | November 6, 2015

Sonoma County Community Separators: A Space To Breathe
Sonoma County Gazette | November 1, 2015

Housing Crisis: Equity And Environmental Discussion
KPFA | October 30, 2015

Planners Try To Keep Pace With Prosperity
San Francisco Chronicle | October 20, 2015

Community Separators Could Be A Voter Favorite In 2016
Kenwood Press | October 15, 2015

Housing Crisis Spurs Fight Over The Soul Of The S.F. Sierra Club Chapter
San Francisco Business Times | October 7, 2015

Amid Housing Crunch, Push To Renew Sonoma County’s Greenbelt Protections Fans Debate
The Press Democrat | October 5, 2015

Oakland Favors Bank Over Bus Riders
East Bay Express | September 30, 2015

Guest Commentary: Concord Naval Weapons Station: Getting It Right Means Getting It In Writing
Contra Costa Times | September 27, 2015

Citizen Advisory Group Backs Greenbelt Renewal
Kenwood Press | September 1, 2015

Sonoma County Greenbelt Protections Set To Expire
Sonoma County Gazette | September 1, 2015

Editorial: Community Separators Nature’s Bulwark Against The Next San Jose
Sonoma Index Tribune | August 27, 2015

Enviros Push For Community Separators
Sonoma Index Tribune | August 24, 2015

Protecting Greenbelts In Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Sun | August 21, 2015

Oped: ‘Grapes Versus Eggs’ Sonoma County’s Goliath Vs. David Story
Sonoma County Gazette | August 8, 2015

Open Space Committee Hear About Area’s Environmental ‘Hot Spots’
The Independent | July 23, 2015

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo: New Era Of Conservation Gaining Momentum In Coyote Valley
San Jose Mercury News | June 27, 2015

New Park In Silicon Valley Opens Saturday, Rekindling Debate Over Future Of Coyote Valley
San Jose Mercury News | June 24, 2015

Mapping The Bay Area’s Wild Places
Bay Nature | June 4, 2015

Meet The Winners of 13 Knight Foundation Grants Intended To Burnish Downtown San Jose’s Appeal
Silicon Valley Business Journal | May 27, 2015

Committee Pursues Policy On Open Space
The Independent | May 21, 2015

Assembly Committee Moves Bill To Delay Level Of Service Phase-Out
Streetsblog California | April 29, 2015

Santa Clara County Approves Deals For Five Solar Farms From Sunpower
San Jose Mercury News | April 7, 2015

City Weighs New Fees For Developers; Redwood City Boom Spurs Study Of Community
San Mateo Daily Journal | March 25, 2015

Sunnyvale Says ‘Yes’ To Affordable Housing Fee For Apartments
Silicon Valley Business Journal | March 18, 2015

Why Are Developers Still Building Sprawl?
The Atlantic | February 24, 2015

San Mateo Adopts Vision Zero And Los Reform With Sustainable Streets Plan
Streetsblog SF | February 20, 2015

Redwood City Studies Developer Housing Fee: Planning Commission Considers Community Benefits Program
San Mateo Daily Journal | February 19, 2015

East Palo Alto City Council Oks Senior-Housing Development
Palo Alto Weekly | February 18, 2015

Council Approves Major Plan For El Camino Real
Mountain View Voice | November 20, 2014

‘Driving Miles’ Is Best Measure Of New Development
San Francisco Chronicle | November 19, 2014

Resounding Defeat For Measure T
The Independent | November 14, 2014

Bay Area Votes In Favor Of Open Space And ‘Smart’ Growth
KQED | November 5, 2014

Hefty Outside Contributions Pour In To Defeat Berkeley Zoning Measure
Contra Costa Times | October 24, 2014

Decision In Dublin: Development Or Open Space In Canyon?
San Francisco Chronicle | October 3, 2014

Contra Costa Times Editorial: Dublin Voters Should Decide To Reject Measure T
Contra Costa Times | October 2, 2014

These Development Measures Are Really Antigrowth
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Marin Housing Plan: 10 Sites 502 Dwellings
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ABAG Sharpens Process To Identify Open Space Preservation
The Independent | August 8, 2014

Questions Raised Tassajara Valley Development Plans And Impact On County ULL
Contra Costa Times | July 8, 2014

San Jose Diridon Area Plan Could Add Parking, Lose Trail, Pass Council Tues
Streetsblog SF | June 16, 2014

Dublin City Council To Developers: Leave Doolan Canyon Alone
Around Dublin Blog | June 9, 2014

SAP Arena Wants Parking Crater Around San Jose Diridon Caltrain Station
Streetsblog SF | June 6, 2014

Diridon Plan: San Jose Should Heed Recommendations Of The Community
San Jose Mercury News | June 6, 2014

Investors Eye San Jose Hillsides For Luxury Subdivision
San Jose Inside | April 9, 2014

‘Armchair Tour’ Of Contra Costa County’s Mount Diablo
Contra Costa Times | March 27, 2014

Environmental Documents For Pittsburg Expressway Headed Toward Final Stretch
Contra Costa Times | March 17, 2014

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“Every metropolitan region in this country needs an organization fighting the good fight for smart growth and good planning. Thanks to Greenbelt Alliance, the San Francisco Bay Area is lucky to have one of the nation’s best.” Jeff Speck — Renowned Urban Designer & Author

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Congressman Jared Huffman

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George Miller — Former Congressman (1975-2015)

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