The people of Rohnert Park chose to renew the city’s Urban Growth Boundary by an outstanding 90%. This is a huge win for open space in the North Bay, setting a precedent for other Bay Area cities to grow in a climate-smart way—within city boundaries and not on precious open space lands.
In the city of Sonoma, it feels like some folks are going back to the future, or simply back to about 1999. Back then, the city of Sonoma was among the nine cities in Sonoma County that were fighting sprawl by voting in the first urban growth boundaries. Greenbelt Alliance partnered with the community to gather signatures and put the measure on the ballot, which passed with a 64% majority. Now the… Read More
Special Election November 5, 2019 The city of Rohnert Park is on its way to renewing its voter-approved urban growth boundary for another 20 years in a special election on Nov. 5, 2019. Get the specifics of the measure here. Greenbelt Alliance partnered with the City Council and staff to develop the UGB renewal Measure B to protect open space and prevent sprawl in this growing city that lies within the heart… Read More
Another 20,000 acres of natural lands—from rivers and creeks to the top of Mt. Veeder and the ridges of Skyline Park—could be protected with a proposed new Napa County open space measure. The Napa County Board of Supervisors will decide in late August whether to place a new quarter-cent sales tax before the voters in March 2020. Greenbelt Alliance is ready to jump in and help pass the measure that would generate… Read More
For over a decade Greenbelt Alliance has worked to protect 2,200 acres of the East Bay’s former Concord Naval Weapons Station—an area double the size of Golden Gate Park. On July 2, the U.S. Navy finally transferred the land to the East Bay Regional Park District to make it official. The new park that will be developed will create more ways to get out in nature with new trails and campgrounds. Plans also include a visitor… Read More
We’re leading hikes in Solano County this summer so people can see why we’re working so hard to bring a park and open space district to the county. Join us and discover the spectacular open space areas Solano County has to offer!
On June 11, San Jose City Council voted to include discussions of North Coyote Valley’s environmental future in the City’s upcoming general plan update. This is another important step on the path to permanently protecting this local treasure.
The recent closure of the Sonoma Developmental Center has created an opportunity for the whole Bay Area to plan the future of these vital greenbelt lands. Community support is needed as the planning process begins.
Today, Solano is the only county in the nine-county Bay Area that does not have a park and open space district. But, together with local residents and organizations, we’re looking to change that. Greenbelt Alliance is working closely with the County, each of the seven Solano cities, park district advocates, and residents to make the district a reality. Parks and open spaces are vital to a high quality of life for people… Read More
The Sonoma County General Plan update has been postponed for the past three years due to the fires and floods that have devastated the North Bay. The county is at a crossroads, facing many new and ongoing challenges, and an update to the plan is urgently needed to help plan for this “new normal”