San Francisco Voters Say Yes to More Affordable Homes

Yesterday, San Francisco residents overwhelmingly said yes to more affordable homes by voting for Proposition A. Prop A is a $310 million bond for affordable housing that will directly fund building more homes for low-income and middle-class individuals and families.

Michele Beasley, New Executive Director of the San Mateo County Parks Foundation

After nearly 11 years of championing the places that make the Bay Area special at Greenbelt Alliance, Michele Beasley will be leaving the organization to serve as executive director of the San Mateo County Parks Foundation.

Yes on Prop A: More Affordable Homes in San Francisco

San Francisco Mission District homes

This November, San Francisco voters will have an opportunity to help tackle the housing crisis by voting yes on Proposition A, a $310 million bond for affordable housing. Greenbelt Alliance urges San Francisco voters to vote YES on Prop A.

The Bay Area Makes Conservation a Priority

The Bay Area has 68 new Priority Conservation Areas

It’s official. Our efforts to protect our greenbelt has resulted in the Association of Bay Area Government (ABAG) designating nearly half a million acres of new Priority Conservation Areas (PCAs). The new PCAs will cover an area more than 13 times the size of San Francisco!

Plan Bay Area: A Smart Investment for Our Future

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Randal O’Toole—a Cato Institute fellow and avowed opponent of smart growth—recently wrote a diatribe against Plan Bay Area in Forbes. O’Toole wants to impose his growth vision on our region, which calls for opening the floodgates for sprawl development on natural and agricultural lands. Here’s our response.

A Letter from the CEO

2014 was quite a year. Across the Bay Area, great steps were made toward better protecting our region’s special open spaces and to making our cities and towns great places to live, work, and play.

Santa Clara County Measure Q Means $118M for Open Space

Photo: Daniel Hoherd

With leadership from Greenbelt Alliance, voters dedicated $118 million over 15 years to protect and steward open spaces with Santa Clara County Measure Q in the November 2014 elections.

Big Wins at the 2014 Ballot

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Santa Clara County’s Measure Q has officially passed, so we are ecstatic to announce huge wins for the Bay Area and Greenbelt Alliance—winning on all ballot measure positions that we endorsed. Our endorsements and your support made this happen.

Two huge wins for open space in the Bay Area

We are ecstatic to share with you two monumental wins for open space: Dublin has adopted an urban limit line and Measure AA appears to have passed. These victories show that there is strong support for safeguarding our natural landscapes throughout the Bay Area.

Plan Bay Area Adopted

Nearly six hours after the beginning of the public hearing on Thursday, July 18, the boards of the Association of Bay Area Governments and Metropolitan Transportation Committee voted to adopt Plan Bay Area, an unprecedented regional strategy for creating sustainable communities throughout the Bay Area. This is a huge win for the future of the Bay Area.