Protecting Sand Creek: Evan’s Story on Stopping Sprawl in His Hometown

An inspiring story by local advocate Evan Gorman on his fight to stop the Sand Creek Focus Area plan of sprawl development in his hometown, Antioch, CA.

Antioch Scraps Sand Creek Plan but Sprawl Still Looms

Greenbelt Alliance and partners defeated Antioch’s sprawl plan for the Sand Creek Focus Area, a win against sprawl development, but more battles to fight.

Support Las Juntas Way in Walnut Creek

At a time when so many Contra Costa County families are struggling to find affordable homes, Las Juntas Way will create healthy opportunities to live, work, and play in Walnut Creek. Despite the great additions this community can bring to the fabric of Walnut Creek and the Contra Costa Centre Transit Village, Las Juntas Way is facing significant opposition. We urge residents who want the best development for their city to step forward… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: The Las Juntas Way Community

Greenbelt Alliance is excited to endorse the “Las Juntas Way” community by Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, Inc. in Walnut Creek. This 100% affordable community will feature 42 new townhomes just across from the Contra Costa Centre Transit Village—a welcome addition to a major transit hub and job center in the heart of the county. At a time when so many Contra Costa County families are struggling to find affordable homes,… Read More

Lifelong Antioch Advocate Reignites Passion to Protect Open Space

Michael-Amorosa-Family-Antioch

Michael’s love for the Antioch hills and parks gave him the passion and dedication to protect this special land early on. In the 1980’s he fought a proposed garbage dump nearby. After a hard-fought battle, his side won. But now proposals to develop 4,000 sprawl housing units are motivating Michael into action once again.

Leadership Circle 2016: Post-Election with John King

Greenbelt Alliance’s Leadership Circle gathered for a post-election conversation with John King of the San Francisco Chronicle to discuss the 27 local ballot measures Greenbelt Alliance took positions on in the 2016 Bay Area elections.

Contra Costa County Adopts Agricultural & Open Space Preservation Policy

Farms and open space won important protections when the Contra Costa County’s LAFCo adopted an Agricultural and Open Space Preservation Policy.

Antioch Growth and Transportation Issues Pack the House at Candidate Forum

More than 120 people packed the Antioch Community Center to hear from the candidates for Mayor and City Council at the Conservation and Community Forum. Greenbelt Alliance co-hosted the event with Save Mount Diablo, Sierra Club, and the League of Conservation Voters of the East Bay. Candidates squared off on big development issues facing the city and where the right place for development should be in the Contra Costa’s second largest city.  The… Read More

Election 2016: Neutral Position on Measure X in Contra Costa Co.

UPDATE: This measure didn’t pass. Measure X establishes a new ½ cent sales tax to fund various transportation investments across Contra Costa County and enacts new countywide land-use policies. The measure augments an existing ½ cent sales tax—Measure J from 2004. The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) prepared the measure and placed it on the November 2016 ballot. If approved, it would raise $2.8 billion over 30 years. Greenbelt Alliance has taken… Read More

East Contra Costa Farms Need Your Help to Survive

Spring isn’t even here yet and farmers markets throughout Contra Costa County are already bursting with delicious fresh food. As we enjoy that bounty, we shouldn’t take it for granted. Local food depends on local farms, and local farms need your help. Important decisions are coming up that will affect thousands of acres of Contra Costa’s farms and ranchland.