Affordable housing hangs in the balance

Deia de Brito The Bay Area is the largest contributor of greenhouse gases in California, making up 41 percent of the state’s emissions and three times as much carbon dioxide per capita as the average world resident. A large portion of that pollution is caused by the region’s commuters driving to work from more affordable homes in outlying communities. With insufficient affordable housing, jobs, and transportation options, people often have little choice… Read More

“Growing Smartly” in Alameda

Blogging Bayport Alameda applauds Grow Smart Bay Area: “The report identifies areas are available through infill development or revitalizing areas that are underutilized … and, yes folks, even Alameda is identified as being able to accommodate growth.”

New Land-Use Law’s Message: Build Near Transit

Many California planning and environmental groups are heralding the passage of legislation designed to address global warming by curbing suburban sprawl as a watershed moment, perhaps the state’s most important land-use law in more than 30 years.

Comment letter on Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Coyote Valley Specific Plan (CVSP).

Dear Mr. Boyd: Thank you for allowing us to comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Coyote Valley Specific Plan (CVSP). Since 1958, Greenbelt Alliance (GA) has been protecting natural areas and working farms. Over the years, our mission has expanded to recognize the need to accommodate the region’s growing population with better land use planning. Through research and public policy development, our organization seeks to educate communities about… Read More