With the help of tireless volunteers and a broad coalition of organizations in Antioch and around the Bay Area, we were able to gather more than enough signatures to qualify the Let Antioch Voters Decide: The Sand Creek Area Protection Initiative for the November ballot.
In a battle of dollars versus democracy, democracy carried the day as San Jose voters resoundingly rejected Measure B and approved Measure C. This victory proves the city’s residents believe in smart, walkable neighborhoods and protecting essential open space areas like Coyote Valley.
With the election approaching, the conversation around San Jose’s Measure B and Measure C is moving faster than ever. To make it easier for our supporters to stay on top of this critical issue, we’ve decided to collect all the Measure B news in one place for easy digestion.
Californians stood up for natural resources by passing Prop. 68, the California Clean Water and Safe Parks Act. This $4.1 billion bond measure funds parks, access to clean water, and improved resilience to climate change for all residents.
San Jose has rejected sprawl by saying NO to Measure B and YES to Measure C! Measure B posed a major threat to thousands of acres of open space across San Jose. Measure C stops developers from taking shortcuts and creates new protections for open space lands while increasing the creation of affordable homes in the right places.
Greenbelt Alliance is thrilled that the new Ag + Open Space District Vital Lands Initiative prioritizes natural and agricultural lands on the urban edge as among the most critical landscapes to protect forever.
Greenbelt Alliance endorsed Proposition 68—the California Clean Water and Safe Parks Act. Prop 68 is a general obligation bond that invests $4.1 billion to address some of California’s most important water, park, and natural resource needs.
San Jose City Council unanimously passed the Climate Smart San Jose Plan with a Phase 2 analysis of the plan, which includes the Natural and Working Lands Analysis.
Coyote Valley, just south of San Jose, is a 7,400 acre network of natural and agricultural lands at the urban edge of the 10th largest city in the nation. For decades we and our partners have worked to protect the valley from development threats. This past year the tide has begun to turn from pro-sprawl to conservation. Read more.
Only a few months have passed since fire devastated the North Bay. As the recovery process begins, there are a lot of questions when it comes to rebuilding with a myriad of possible answers. North Bay communities will be shaped for decades by the decisions that will be made in the months and years ahead. Read more.