Victory for farmland

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In a precedent-setting decision announced yesterday, Superior Court Judge Barry Baskin ruled against the City of Oakley, denying its request to move forward with its plans to build a housing development on Delta floodplain and farmland.

Greenbelt Alliance Wins Lawsuit over Oakley’s Failure to Protect Farmland

San Francisco—In a precedent-setting decision announced yesterday, Superior Court Judge Barry Baskin ruled against the City of Oakley, denying its request to move forward with its plans to build a housing development on Delta floodplain and farmland. Greenbelt Alliance, the Bay Area’s advocate for vibrant places and open spaces, had sued Oakley to force consideration of the environmental impact of sprawling onto more than 1,600 acres of important agricultural land. “Inexplicably, the… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance wins suit against Oakley

A Contra Costa Superior Court judge ruled Friday against Oakley in a case brought by the Greenbelt Alliance to protect farmland in the city’s East Cypress Corridor, according to a news release from the Greenbelt Alliance.

Milpitas Post urges thoughtful planning

“A recent study completed by the Greenbelt Alliance suggests there is plenty of room to satisfy the growth demands without extending out the already urbanized areas.”

Grow Smart Bay Area

Nimish Gogri via Flickr

By changing how the Bay Area grows, we can make our region more climate-friendly, affordable, and economically competitive—and protect the greenbelt.

Golden Lands, Golden Opportunity

marc crumpler via flickr

Golden Lands, Golden Opportunity identifies Bay Area lands that provide vital public benefits—but are still unprotected.

Comment letter on Oakley development from Greenbelt Alliance to the Army Corps of Engineers

November 25, 2006 William Guthrie, Project Manager US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District Delta Office 1325 J Street, Room 1480 Sacramento, California 95814-2922 Email: William.H.Guthrie@usace.army.mil Re: Public Notice numbers: 2004400728, 200400729, 200400774, 200400902 (East Cypress corridor project, City of Oakley) Dear Mr. Guthrie: Thank you for extending the comment period and for the opportunity to comment on Public Notice numbers: 2004400728, 200400729, 200400774, 200400902 regarding the East Cypress Corridor Project in the… Read More