On July 17, the Bay Area made its strongest regional commitment yet to protecting our natural and agricultural lands. The Association of Bay Area Governments unanimously approved the new and improved Priority Conversation Area Program.
Last night, the Oakland City Council unanimously approved the Broadway Valdez District Specific Plan, which calls for 1,800 new homes—many of which will be affordable to low- and middle-income residents—along Oakland’s busiest transit corridor.
Last night, the San Jose City Council unanimously approved the Diridon Station Area Plan, which calls for 2,588 new homes near the Caltrain, Amtrak, light rail, and bus hub.
We are ecstatic to share with you two monumental wins for open space: Dublin has adopted an urban limit line and Measure AA appears to have passed. These victories show that there is strong support for safeguarding our natural landscapes throughout the Bay Area.
Nearly six hours after the beginning of the public hearing on Thursday, July 18, the boards of the Association of Bay Area Governments and Metropolitan Transportation Committee voted to adopt Plan Bay Area, an unprecedented regional strategy for creating sustainable communities throughout the Bay Area. This is a huge win for the future of the Bay Area.
After a six-year battle, developers have withdrawn their proposal for rural Tassajara Valley, dubbed “New Farm”—a 187-unit, 771-acre suburban sprawl development. This is a victory for anybody who loves the Bay Area and wants to see its farms, forests, and watersheds protected.
After almost a decade’s worth of hard work by local environmental advocates including Greenbelt Alliance, the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan has finally been adopted. On Tuesday night, January 29, the San Jose City Council approved the plan by a 10-1 vote!
UPDATE (11/26/12): Alameda County Measure B1 just missed the required two-thirds vote to pass, getting 66.53% of the vote and falling about 700 votes short. Meanwhile, Marin County Measure A, Healdsburg Measure W, and San Francisco Measure C all passed! (Photo Credit: jamelah via Flickr)
Tuesday night, the Mountain View City Council voted 6-1 (Means opposed) to adopt the 2030 General Plan!
Collaboration paid off in Concord — and now that Contra Costa city has a world-class future in the works.