Urge Concord to Support Affordable Homes

Concord Naval Weapons Station

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—while encouraging a long-planned 13,000-unit housing development. The development will provide 25% affordable housing, making a dramatic impact on our regional housing crisis. But all of this could disappear this week if the Concord City Council is not able to finalize a project proposal… Read More

Contra Costa County Votes No on Measure J

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Update: On March 3, Contra Costa County voters rejected Measure J, choosing not to support this ballot measure, which would have provided funding for the county’s transportation system. Greenbelt Alliance endorsed Measure J to reduce traffic congestion and improve the transportation system in Contra Costa County. Measure J was on the March 2020 ballot and Greenbelt Alliance along with a coalition of partners (see the San Francisco Chronicle’s endorsement here) encouraged residents… Read More

Brentwood Says No to Sprawl by Voting No on Measure L

U-Pick orchards are emblematic of Brentwood's agricultural history

Brentwood residents stood up against sprawl development by voting no on Measure L. This is a win for the East Bay’s natural and agricultural lands as well as for climate-smart cities. Measure L would have broken the city’s voter-approved Urban Limit Line that provides a clear boundary for major development.

Concord Naval Weapons Station Land to Become a Park

Concord Naval Weapons Station

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

Supporting People-Focused Transportation in Contra Costa County

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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.

East Bay: Winning Protections for Agriculture & Open Space

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.

Brentwood Farmland Threatened by Sprawl

Brentwood farmland and orchards are being threatened by sprawl.

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.

Lines on the Land: The Contra Costa County Urban Limit Line

The Contra Costa County urban limit line helps contain sprawl near Antioch

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.

Fight to Save Sand Creek Continues in Antioch

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.

Big Win in Antioch: 1,200 Acres of Sand Creek Protected

Our initiative will let Antioch voters decide the future of Sand Creek.

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.