After years of community input and urging by Greenbelt Alliance, the City Council is now poised to place an urban growth boundary measure on the 2010 ballot.
Greenbelt Alliance, Save Mount Diablo, Sierra Club, and Brentwood residents have organized an opposition campaign to Measure F. If all goes well June 8, this development scheme will be beaten back, again.
Williamson Act properties at risk of development.
Saturday, January 30, Executive Director Jeremy Madsen will share Greenbelt Alliance’s Grow Smart Bay Area vision at the annual Bay Area League Day hosted by the League of Women Voters.
A decision in a lawsuit between an environmental group and the City of Oakley appears to strengthen efforts to curb city development sprawl into certain agricultural areas. It may even have implications for enabling cities to require developers to pay into a fund that would bring about such agricultural improvements as irrigation districts. Such an arrangement could be similar to the kinds of park fees or in-lieu housing fees that developers pay instead of building parks or moderate-priced housing themselves.
A Contra Costa County judge has blocked a planned 4,500-home development on Oakley farmland next to aging levees on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
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.
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
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.
“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.”