Critical open space land is at risk of being lost to sprawl development just outside the city of Brentwood in eastern Contra Costa County. Developer Blackhawk Nunn Partners has sidestepped the community planning process, drafting a 193-page ballot measure that would undermine the city’s long-standing environmental protections and approve new development rules to allow the company to build thousands of housing units on protected lands. Blackhawk Nunn’s Measure L breaks the city’s… Read More
Send a letter to the Contra Costa Transportation Authority Board! While much of our region’s focus is on housing, transportation planning is also key to ensuring walkable, bikeable neighborhoods and quality commuting options. The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is planning to place a new half-cent sales tax measure for transportation on the March 2020 ballot. This measure could raise $3 billion over 30 years, but your voice is needed to ensure… Read More
For over a decade Greenbelt Alliance has worked to protect 2,200 acres of the East Bay’s former Concord Naval Weapons Station—an area double the size of Golden Gate Park. On July 2, the U.S. Navy finally transferred the land to the East Bay Regional Park District to make it official. The new park that will be developed will create more ways to get out in nature with new trails and campgrounds. Plans also include a visitor… Read More
As Contra Costa County considers a new tax to fund transportation improvements, we must ensure those funds go to projects like improved public transit service, better bike infrastructure, and walkable neighborhoods.
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.
A developer wants to build a new sprawling subdivision on 800 acres of prime Brentwood farmland. This proposal violates the town’s urban limit line and threatens to destroy the community’s cherished agricultural heritage.
The Contra Costa County urban limit line is one of the most powerful tools advocates have to protect greenbelt lands near East County cities such as Antioch and Brentwood.
Developers have filed multiple lawsuits challenging the Antioch City Council’s adoption of a ballot measure that protects the Sand Creek Focus Area. But 1,200 acres of rolling hills and riparian habitat were preserved by the win, and remain safe as the legal cases proceed.
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.
With the help of tireless volunteers and a broad coalition of organizations in Antioch and around the Bay Area, we were able to gather more than enough signatures to qualify the Let Antioch Voters Decide: The Sand Creek Area Protection Initiative for the November ballot.