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.
Coyote Valley, just outside of San Jose, has been nationally recognized as one of 13 critical landscapes around the country that are at risk of being lost in Landslide 2017: Open Season on Open Space.
Novato residents have an opportunity to improve flood control and increase marsh restoration by voting YES on Measure E in the November 7 election.
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.
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.
UPDATE: We’re excited that Measure D passed in the November 2017 election! Measure D renewed Novato’s existing UGB for another 25 years. First adopted by the voters with a 70% majority in 1997, the renewal measure is now even stronger to protect open space and prevent sprawl.
We’re celebrating a big milestone toward a Countywide Park and Open Space District in Solano County. Senate Bill 365 (Dodd) was signed by Governor Brown, giving the go-ahead for the county Board of Supervisors to pursue creating the district. Add your voice of support for the next step.
Press Release: Governor Jerry Brown Signs Legislation to Move Forward Solano Countywide Park District
Fairfield, CA — Today, Greenbelt Alliance and our partners are celebrating a big milestone in the creation of a Countywide Park and Open Space District in Solano County. Last Friday, SB365 (Dodd) was signed by Governor Brown, giving the go-ahead for the county Board of Supervisors to pursue creating the district. The Board of Supervisors now have the opportunity to authorize a countywide ballot initiative that will put the question of creating… Read More
Late last night, the boards of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and Metropolitan Transportation Committee (MTC) voted to adopt Plan Bay Area 2040, a smart regional strategy to foster thriving neighborhoods across our nine-county region. We’re excited that the new plan affirms the groundbreaking vision of the original Plan Bay Area, adopted in 2013—guiding growth within our existing cities and towns to creating walkable communities for all close to jobs… Read More
Celebrating two environmental victories in Coyote Valley—both of which are big steps forward in the permanent protection of Coyote Valley.