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.

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Five Smart Projects in San Mateo County

Broadway Plaza, one of the Greenbelt Alliance endorsed projects recently approved in San Mateo County.

Two Greenbelt Alliance endorsed projects were approved in Belmont and Redwood City, and three additional developments recently earned our endorsement. This flurry of creative infill in San Mateo County is an exciting sign that development in the Bay Area is moving in the right direction.

At Risk Greenbelt Land is the Heart of Sonoma Valley

The recent closure of the Sonoma Developmental Center has created an opportunity for the whole Bay Area to plan the future of these vital greenbelt lands. Community support is needed as the planning process begins.

Renew the City of Sonoma’s Urban Growth Boundary

Help us tell Sonoma City Council that they must give voters the chance to renew the urban growth boundary that has protected open space and farmland around the city for 20 years!

East Bay Communities Seek Local Housing Solutions

AB2923 makes it easier to pursue local housing solutions like building homes near BART stations like North Berkeley.

While housing policy battles continue in California’s legislature, communities across the East Bay are grappling with housing solutions on the local level. Recent events in Berkeley and Fremont show the unique issues faced by discrete communities.

Delayed General Plan Update Leaves Sonoma County at a Crossroads

Sonoma County's General Plan can guide them through crossroads like this

The Sonoma County General Plan update has been postponed for the past three years due to the fires and floods that have devastated the North Bay. The county is at a crossroads, facing many new and ongoing challenges, and an update to the plan is urgently needed to help plan for this “new normal”

How South Bay Housing Advocates Mobilize Their Communities

The panel of South Bay housing advocates describing their journeys to the crowd

At an event co-hosted by SV@Home as part of Affordable Housing Week, South Bay housing advocates shared how they became involved, the challenges they face in their cities, and opportunities for smart growth in the Bay Area.

North Berkeley Puts AB2923 into Practice

North Berkeley BART is an early test case for AB2923.

The first test case for what is possible under AB2923 is happening at the North Berkeley BART Station. Given the North Berkeley station’s proximity to job centers and walkability, BART is now able to construct up to 300 units of housing on its four-acre parking lot under BART’s transit-oriented development guidelines.

A New Vision for Santa Clara’s El Camino Real

The Santa Clara Community Advocates discussing their shared vision for the El Camino Real

The Santa Clara Community Advocates released their shared vision for Santa Clara’s El Camino Real Corridor, laying a path for smart growth in the city. Paired with their walking tours, they’re taking important steps towards building a better future for their city.

North Bay: Rebuilding for Resilience

Through 2018, North Bay residents and leaders focused on rebuilding and getting people and communities back on their feet. For Greenbelt Alliance, it was also a year of forging new partnerships to make cities and towns more sustainable and our landscapes more resilient in the wake of the fires.