Greenbelt Alliance Gala Gathers Local Leaders & Philanthropists Fighting Climate Change

Jake Mackenzie and Amanda Brown-Stevens

SAN FRANCISCO —On Thursday, October 24, 2019, 225 guests from around the Bay Area gathered for Savor the Greenbelt, the annual fundraising gala of Greenbelt Alliance. The organization’s supporters celebrated Greenbelt Alliance at the world-renowned Fairmont San Francisco. Bay Area philanthropists, elected officials, and thought leaders were in attendance to honor and support Greenbelt Alliance’s work to preserve open space, safeguard the region’s farms and ranches, and advance smart growth solutions across… Read More

Proposed Luxury Development In FEMA Flood Zone Would Pave Over SF Bay Wetlands, Displace Wildlife, Increase Sea Level Rise Risk

Newark City Council to consider proposal to build 469 “executive houses” atop historic wetland area, entirely within FEMA flood zone, despite rising sea levels and vocal opposition from environmentalists and regulatory agencies

Rohnert Park Voters Overwhelmingly Renew Open Space Protections

An unprecedented 90 percent of voters in the City of Rohnert Park passed Measure B to protect open space and focus growth inside the city’s Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) for the next 20 years.

Press Release: Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Bradford Senior Housing Project Approved in Redwood City

FOR RELEASE: Thursday, December 21, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Joel Devalcourt, Regional Director, 415-543-6771 x318, jdevalcourt@greenbelt.org Beth Fraker, Director of Communications, MidPen Housing, bfraker@midpen-housing.org. 650-356-2913 Redwood City, Calif.—Greenbelt Alliance is excited that Redwood City enthusiastically approved the Bradford Senior Housing project by MidPen Housing. After more than a decade of work to transform a vacant downtown lot into senior affordable homes, this project will bring to fruition Redwood City’s long-held vision for a… Read More

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

Press Release: Greenbelt Alliance Endorses New Mixed Use Project in Historic Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA, CA Greenbelt Alliance has endorsed the proposed DeTurk Winery Village mixed-used project located near the Railroad Square Historic District and future SMART train station in downtown Santa Rosa. If approved and built, it will provide 185 new apartment homes—15 of them for very-low income residents. “The DeTurk Winery Village meets our tough endorsement criteria for good growth in the downtown near transit,” said Teri Shore, Regional Director for Greenbelt Alliance… Read More

Press Release: At Risk: The Bay Area Greenbelt

Greenbelt Alliance’s new report, “At Risk: The Bay Area Greenbelt,” finds that 293,100 acres of the Bay Area’s farms, ranches, and natural areas are at risk of sprawl development within the next 30 years. These lands provide fresh food, clean water, and spectacular scenery to Bay Area residents, as well as protection from floods and climate change. But today, a total of 458 square miles, almost 10 times the size of San Francisco, could be developed within the next generation.