2017 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

October 15 marked the end of the 2017 California legislative session. Greenbelt Alliance endorsed a lot of stellar bills and opposed a few duds, ending the year with some once-in-a-generation successes. Here’s an overview.

Our CASA: Greenbelt Alliance CEO Joins MTC Housing Task Force

Jeremy Madsen has joined the Committee for Affordable and Sustainable Accommodations (CASA) an MTC task force focused on solving the housing crisis.

North Bay Fires: Recovery & Resiliency

This disaster may have been far worse if not for the policies and plans that have been in place to avoid sprawl in the rural areas of the North Bay. We believe we can reduce the impact that natural disasters have—avoiding even more devastating results—by fighting for smart planning moving forward.

Savor the Greenbelt 2017 Enjoys Record Support & Memorable Remarks

A record-breaking number of supporters and guests joined us October 3rd to enjoy compelling speakers, a delicious dinner, and a beautiful evening, making Savor the Greenbelt 2017 an unprecedented success!

Community Rallies for Housing Solutions in North Bayshore

Mountain View City Council reaffirmed their commitment to the North Bayshore plan to create a vibrant walkable community with up to 9,850 new homes, 20 percent of which will be dedicated for low-income residents.

Yes on Measure E: Novato Wetlands and Flood Control

Novato residents have an opportunity to improve flood control and increase marsh restoration by voting YES on Measure E in the November 7 election.

Windsor Votes YES on Measure H to Renew Urban Growth Boundary

The Town of Windsor in Sonoma County held a special election on November 7 to renew its urban growth boundary (UGB) for another 22 years through Measure H. In a resounding win with over 70% approval, the local community turned out in support of protecting open space and planning for smart growth.

Novato Crowd Stands Up for Open Space

The city of Novato’s movers and shakers showed up in force for the Meet Up and Party to support Yes on Measure D to protect open space and prevent sprawl! We sipped Trek Wine, munched on homemade goodies, and stepped up to the microphone.

Heart of Fairfield: Interview with Brian Miller

The Heart of Fairfield Plan, approved by the Fairfield City Council this past May, is an extensive plan to make Fairfield’s central West Texas Street and downtown more vibrant.

Sunnyvale City Council Selects Smart Alternative For El Camino Real

The city of Sunnyvale has become ground zero for the region’s housing affordability crisis. That’s why your support for the right development in the right places is critical.