Sue Serrone Puts the Sun in Sunnyvale: Fighting for a Thriving Community

Sue Serrone leads Livable Sunnyvale, a coalition of individuals and organizations that work together to create a more vibrant, inclusive, and people-friendly Sunnyvale. Read her story here.

Recovery and Resilience: Learning from the North Bay Fires

Greenbelt Alliance pledges not to forget the devastation of the North Bay fires and their impact on our region. We are thinking deeply about how we can guide and inform regional policy in the years to come and look forward to working with partners as recovery efforts continue.

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

On October 3, 2017, the Greenbelt Alliance community came together to celebrate our work to protect Bay Area landscapes and promote smart growth in our cities and towns. Guests enjoyed locally-sourced cuisine and remarks on the importance of our work from Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.

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.