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

Just over a year after unanimously passing the visionary North Bayshore Precise Plan, the Mountain View City Council is poised to take the next steps toward bringing the plan to reality…

Opinion: Follow the Will of Voters and Protect San Jose’s Coyote Valley
San Jose Mercury News | January 22, 2019

As the rains come and go through San Jose’s winter sky, the rainwater flows as both a blessing and a curse. What we overlook is the natural function of the rain. One-third of our drinking water comes from local rains — not the distant Sierra — and offers a blessing for the working farmland that is an easy bike ride from San Jose’s southern edge…

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

The tragic loss of homes in the October fires and the critical need for more affordable homes countywide is prompting a bold new look at how we revitalize our communities in Sonoma County…

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

As San Jose prepares to vote on Measures B and C, KQED Forum hosted a debate between representatives of the campaigns for and against, with Mayor Sam Liccardo and Alice Kaufman of Committee for Green Foothills representing the No on B/Yes on C perspective…

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

California, which is responsible for one-eighth of the country’s farm production, lost an estimated 1.3 million acres of agricultural land to development from 1992 to 2012…

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

With 472 new homes right next to the South Hayward BART station, the ‘SOHAY’ project could be a perfect example of how smart, transit-oriented growth can help build a better Bay Area…

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

The nearly 3,000 acres of the Sand Creek Focus Area are under threat from sprawl development. But we’re working with the community to give Antioch residents the power to choose a better destiny for these vital lands…

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

In the aftermath of the North Bay Fires, a collaborative of nonprofits and government agencies has come together to help build resilience in Sonoma County. This coordination is essential to help prevent the next disaster…

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

As Santa Rosa begins rebuilding from the wildfires, the city will have to address the alarming trend of sprawl into fire-prone areas. It’s a little-discussed aspect of the state’s housing crisis…

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