Support Measure E for More Affordable Homes in San Jose

Yes on Measure E San Jose

Greenbelt Alliance urges San Jose voters to say YES to Measure E. Measure E will provide affordable homes for seniors, veterans, people who are disabled, and low-income families. It will help homeless residents move into shelters and/or permanent homes. It will provide more housing options near jobs and transit, reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

Plan Bay Area 2050: Blueprint Phase

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The Blueprint is the first step toward developing Plan Bay Area 2050. For those not following along as closely this time around, MTC/ABAG launched Plan Bay Area 2050 this past fall. The updated Plan will focus on the same core topic areas as previous iterations with a larger emphasis on equity and resilience. Plan Bay Area 2050 is the Bay Area’s nine-county long-range plan that integrates transportation, housing, the economy, and the… Read More

Vote Yes on Measure J for Better Transit in Contra Costa

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We need your help to reduce traffic congestion and improve the transportation system in Contra Costa County by voting yes on Measure J! Measure J will be on the March 2020 ballot and we’re encouraging residents across the county to support it. Measure J, initially proposed by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), includes a ½ cent sales tax, which will generate $103 million annually to fund the county’s transportation system. Greenbelt… Read More

Marcela Cardoza: A Green Path to Lifelong Skills

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Marcela Cardoza is in her Senior Year (Class of 2020)  and has been working for Greenbelt Alliance under ICA’s Corporate Work Study Program for going on two years now. She has been a tremendous contributor and team player—so-much-so that we hired her separately from ICA over the 2019 summer period!   After interning at a K-8 school in San Francisco as a teacher’s assistant and then at the San Francisco Veterans Hospital where… Read More

A Disasterous Development Decision in Newark

Newark CA

On November 14th, the Newark City Council formally approved a development project along the South San Francisco Bay shoreline in a place called Area 4. This project includes 469 single-family homes and 2,738 parking spaces that will be built in a FEMA flood zone, which also serves as a wildlife refuge. Ultimately, this development will destroy one of the last remaining unprotected open spaces along the South Bay shoreline.  Despite an at-capacity… Read More

Voters Protect Natural Lands & Choose Smart Growth For A More Resilient Bay Area

Greenbelt Alliance Election Wrap Up 2019

On November 5, 2019, people across the Bay Area made their priorities clear—climate-smart growth that preserves open space lands is the future we choose. The residents of Rohnert Park and Brentwood stood against destructive sprawl development by protecting their urban growth boundaries. And in San Francisco, investing in homes that our teachers and neighbors can afford resounded with over two-thirds of the city voting for critical funding propositions.  The North Bay has… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Gala Gathers Local Leaders & Philanthropists Fighting Climate Change

Jake Mackenzie and Amanda Brown-Stevens

SAN FRANCISCO —On Thursday, October 24, 2019, 225 guests from around the Bay Area gathered for Savor the Greenbelt, the annual fundraising gala of Greenbelt Alliance. The organization’s supporters celebrated Greenbelt Alliance at the world-renowned Fairmont San Francisco. Bay Area philanthropists, elected officials, and thought leaders were in attendance to honor and support Greenbelt Alliance’s work to preserve open space, safeguard the region’s farms and ranches, and advance smart growth solutions across… Read More

Championing the Bay Area with True Highlander Spirit

Jake and Barbara Mackenzie Sonoma County

Jake Mackenzie knows a thing or two about standing strong. Whether herding sheep as a boy on his Scottish family croft, or responding to a tough crowd at a regional planning hearing, Jake is a man who doesn’t stand down. True to his convictions and a natural leader, Jake is known in the North Bay and beyond as a steward of smart city planning and a voice many seek when it comes… Read More

AB 948 Gives Coyote Valley Statewide Significance

AB 948 brings statewide attention to the issue of protecting Coyote Valley

Assembly Member Ash Kalra’s AB 948 would officially recognize Coyote Valley as an area of statewide significance, creating new conservation opportunities. The bill focuses on both the pure value of the environment and its benefits to San Jose as green infrastructure.

San Francisco Votes for Affordable Housing by Saying YES to Prop A

San Francisco Prop A

San Francisco residents voted YES on Prop A to allocate $600 million towards affordable housing. This bond will fund the construction of more than 2,800 affordable housing units over the next four years, a critical step to remedy the housing shortage.