In a battle of dollars versus democracy, democracy carried the day as San Jose voters resoundingly rejected Measure B and approved Measure C. This victory proves the city’s residents believe in smart, walkable neighborhoods and protecting essential open space areas like Coyote Valley.
With the election approaching, the conversation around San Jose’s Measure B and Measure C is moving faster than ever. To make it easier for our supporters to stay on top of this critical issue, we’ve decided to collect all the Measure B news in one place for easy digestion.
San Jose City Council unanimously passed the Climate Smart San Jose Plan with a Phase 2 analysis of the plan, which includes the Natural and Working Lands Analysis.
Coyote Valley, just south of San Jose, is a 7,400 acre network of natural and agricultural lands at the urban edge of the 10th largest city in the nation. For decades we and our partners have worked to protect the valley from development threats. This past year the tide has begun to turn from pro-sprawl to conservation. Read more.
Coyote Valley, just outside of San Jose, has been nationally recognized as one of 13 critical landscapes around the country that are at risk of being lost in Landslide 2017: Open Season on Open Space.
Celebrating two environmental victories in Coyote Valley—both of which are big steps forward in the permanent protection of Coyote Valley.
Greenbelt Alliance’s signature At Risk is the definitive research on the Bay Area’s farms, ranches, and natural areas at risk of being lost forever to sprawl development. In an effort to bring these lands to the public view, we have real life stories told by the dedicated local residents who fight to keep them free from sprawl.
For decades, Greenbelt Alliance and our partners have protected Coyote Valley from inappropriate development—from technology campuses to sprawling subdivisions. Now there is yet another proposal before the San Jose City Council to build a 517,000 square foot warehouse distribution center on Coyote Valley’s pristine lands. We need your help to stop it.
Interim CEO, Stephanie Reyes, brings nuance to the conversation around the water crisis at the Silicon Valley Regional Economic Forum. She spoke to the importance of smart development in urban areas, and why protecting open spaces can be a cheaper alternative for water conservation than creating new infrastructure for sprawl.
Partnerships are essential to much of our work. In Coyote Valley, one of our most important partners has been the industrious Sibella Kraus, President of Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE).