Greenbelt Alliance celebrated a big win this summer when the Antioch City Council voted to protect 1,200 acres of natural and agricultural lands, which had long been in the crosshairs for sprawl development.
Through 2018, North Bay residents and leaders focused on rebuilding and getting people and communities back on their feet. For Greenbelt Alliance, it was also a year of forging new partnerships to make cities and towns more sustainable and our landscapes more resilient in the wake of the fires.
The fight to sink Measure B and pass Measure C, two competing measures in San Jose, was a battle of dollars versus democracy—and democracy won. These victories, along with the passage of Measure T in fall 2018, have us on the verge of permanent protection for Coyote Valley.
On August 28, the Antioch City Council protected 1,400 acres of of land from development, an important win in the fight against Contra Costa County sprawl.
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.
As leaders of the Bay Area’s business and environmental communities, we urge the leaders of Mountain View to fully embrace the 9,850-home vision of the North Bayshore Precise Plan with the flexibility necessary to make a complete neighborhood a reality.
After two years of studies, workshops, and deliberation, the Walnut Creek City Council voted on August 1, 2017, to increase the Housing Impact Fee. By increasing these local resources, Walnut Creek will help create even more new affordable homes, supporting inclusive communities near transit and the thriving downtown area.
Late last night, the boards of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and Metropolitan Transportation Committee (MTC) voted to adopt Plan Bay Area 2040, a smart regional strategy to foster thriving neighborhoods across our nine-county region. We’re excited that the new plan affirms the groundbreaking vision of the original Plan Bay Area, adopted in 2013—guiding growth within our existing cities and towns to creating walkable communities for all close to jobs… Read More
In sharp contrast to the national election results, Bay Area election results showed millions of voters marked their ballots “yes” for a more sustainable and inclusive future.
Farms and open space won important protections when the Contra Costa County’s LAFCo adopted an Agricultural and Open Space Preservation Policy.