Beginning April 29, 2019, Amanda will guide Greenbelt Alliance and the Bay Area into a new era of growth.
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.
A new luxury resort and event center called Solstice Sonoma threatens to develop high fire risk greenbelt lands within the community separator.
After decades of effort, the passage of Measure T has given San Jose the chance to purchase and Coyote Valley. Act now to demand San Jose City Council use the full $50 million approved by voters with Measure T to permanently protect Coyote Valley!
As we work to bring a Park and Open Space District to Solano County, we’re determined to bring equitable outcomes to the area. This framework will help inform our future work across the region.
On November 29, the City of Santa Rosa denied permission for a new hotel project due in part to the high risk of wildfire in the area.
The passage of AB2923 will help add new, transit-served homes where they’re needed most, the under-utilized lands near Bay Area BART stations.
Research by Alexandra Syphard maps out the fire risk of various development styles to show that sprawl development carries serious dangers. We must avoid the peak of the fire risk curve if we hope to plan for resiliency in rebuilding the North Bay.