Support Measure E for More Affordable Homes in San Jose

Yes on Measure E San Jose

Greenbelt Alliance urges San Jose voters to say YES to Measure E. Measure E will provide affordable homes for seniors, veterans, people who are disabled, and low-income families. It will help homeless residents move into shelters and/or permanent homes. It will provide more housing options near jobs and transit, reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

Plan Bay Area 2050: Blueprint Phase

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The Blueprint is the first step toward developing Plan Bay Area 2050. For those not following along as closely this time around, MTC/ABAG launched Plan Bay Area 2050 this past fall. The updated Plan will focus on the same core topic areas as previous iterations with a larger emphasis on equity and resilience. Plan Bay Area 2050 is the Bay Area’s nine-county long-range plan that integrates transportation, housing, the economy, and the… Read More

Marcela Cardoza: A Green Path to Lifelong Skills

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Marcela Cardoza is in her Senior Year (Class of 2020)  and has been working for Greenbelt Alliance under ICA’s Corporate Work Study Program for going on two years now. She has been a tremendous contributor and team player—so-much-so that we hired her separately from ICA over the 2019 summer period!   After interning at a K-8 school in San Francisco as a teacher’s assistant and then at the San Francisco Veterans Hospital where… Read More

Renew the City of Sonoma’s Urban Growth Boundary

Sonoma City Hall

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!

Voters Protect Natural Lands & Choose Smart Growth For A More Resilient Bay Area

Greenbelt Alliance Election Wrap Up 2019

On November 5, 2019, people across the Bay Area made their priorities clear—climate-smart growth that preserves open space lands is the future we choose. The residents of Rohnert Park and Brentwood stood against destructive sprawl development by protecting their urban growth boundaries. And in San Francisco, investing in homes that our teachers and neighbors can afford resounded with over two-thirds of the city voting for critical funding propositions.  The North Bay has… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Gala Gathers Local Leaders & Philanthropists Fighting Climate Change

Jake Mackenzie and Amanda Brown-Stevens

SAN FRANCISCO —On Thursday, October 24, 2019, 225 guests from around the Bay Area gathered for Savor the Greenbelt, the annual fundraising gala of Greenbelt Alliance. The organization’s supporters celebrated Greenbelt Alliance at the world-renowned Fairmont San Francisco. Bay Area philanthropists, elected officials, and thought leaders were in attendance to honor and support Greenbelt Alliance’s work to preserve open space, safeguard the region’s farms and ranches, and advance smart growth solutions across… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: San Mateo’s Peninsula Heights Development

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsement Program Peninsula Heights

Greenbelt Alliance is excited to endorse the Peninsula Heights Development transforming four commercial buildings and their surface parking lots into a residential development providing 291 townhouses in San Mateo.  This project, managed by Harvest Properties Inc, will dedicate 10% of the units for low-income residents and include 2.2 acres of open space across a series of pocket parks, including a dog park, playground, and community garden. Approximately 1.4 miles of new paths… Read More

Championing the Bay Area with True Highlander Spirit

Jake and Barbara Mackenzie Sonoma County

Jake Mackenzie knows a thing or two about standing strong. Whether herding sheep as a boy on his Scottish family croft, or responding to a tough crowd at a regional planning hearing, Jake is a man who doesn’t stand down. True to his convictions and a natural leader, Jake is known in the North Bay and beyond as a steward of smart city planning and a voice many seek when it comes… Read More

Inclusionary Housing Ordinance to Bring More Affordable Homes to Sunnyvale

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As a leading advocate for the Sunnyvale Inclusionary Housing Ordinance, we are excited to share that the Sunnyvale City Council unanimously approved the policy, effective November 8. Soon, 15% of all new rental and ownership housing will be affordable (10% for low income, 5% for very low income). The Council also voted to require that the resulting affordable units remain affordable for at least 55 years, and to a more than 25%… Read More

SF Supports Housing for Teachers by Voting Yes on Prop E

San Francisco Prop E

We must provide homes our educators in the Bay Area can afford so we are thrilled that San Franciscans voted YES on Prop E. The proposition expedites 100% affordable and educator housing projects and provides greater flexibility in local zoning.