In a First, Santa Rosa Denies Construction Project Due to High Fire Risk

An artists rendering of the new hotel rejected by the planning commission

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.

Passage of AB2923 Means New Homes Near BART

AB2923 will make it easier to build near BART stations

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.

Plan for Resiliency: Understand the Fire Risk Curve

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.

Sonoma County Advancing New Housing & Land-Use Policies

Greenbelt Alliance is working to fine-tune several proposed new county initiatives that are likely to increase the density and number of homes, as well as people, in the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County—beyond the nine city’s’ urban growth boundaries (UGB). We need you to make your voice heard at the Board of Supervisors meeting on October 23! 

Housing & Transportation Center Stage at Sunnyvale Candidate Forum

Recently, Sunnyvale residents gathered to hear from City Council candidates on issues regarding affordable housing, sustainable transportation, and climate change at the Liveable Sunnyvale Candidate Forum.

A Vision of Fire-Safe Communities in Sonoma

Building fire-safe communities helps ensure only nature will need to recover after wildfires.

Sonoma County’s Fire Recovery Plan, which will guide rebuilding in the county, could help lead to the growth of more fire-safe communities.

California Votes YES on Proposition 2

Sunrise in the Bay Area, where the homeless population would benefit significantly from California Proposition 2

In November 2018, California voters said YES to Proposition 2, which helps house homeless individuals living with mental illness.

California Votes YES on Proposition 1 to Bring New Homes to the State

California Proposition 1 will help spur construction of new homes people can afford across the state

In November 2018, voters across California approved Proposition 1, which provides $4 billion for badly needed housing across the state.

Vote YES On Measure V for Affordable Homes in San Jose

Measure V in San Jose unfortunately fell short of approval in November 2018, depriving the city of badly needed funding for homes people can afford.

Berkeley Votes YES on Measure O to Support Homes People Can Afford

In November 2018, voters in Berkeley said YES to Berkeley’s Measure O, approving funds for the preservation and development of homes people can afford.