The Science of Groundwater Contamination Shows Why San Jose Residents Should Vote Yes on Measure T

Our new white paper, Coyote Valley & Groundwater Protection, shows how important it is for these lands to remain undeveloped.

Passing Measure T to protect green infrastructure like Coyote Valley will help keep Silicon Valley’s water supply safe from contamination. Coyote Valley, as undeveloped land, is the largest easily-protected area of Santa Clara County’s groundwater system.

Vote YES On Measure V for Affordable Homes in San Jose

This November, Greenbelt Alliance urges you to vote YES on Measure V in San Jose, which provides badly needed funding for homes people can afford.

Desire to Protect Coyote Valley Helps Sink Measure B, Pass Measure C in San Jose

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.

What’s the Word On Measure B & C?

A scene Mayor Sam Liccardo's No On Measure B News Conference.

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.

San Jose Votes NO on Measure B & YES on Measure C

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.

Climate Smart San Jose Plan

A new vision of a climate smart San Jose will be key to the region's future.

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. 

Desperate Bay Area Voters Tax Themselves to Ease Traffic, Build Housing

By Patrick May Along with the slew of propositions on this week’s California ballot to legalize pot, do away with the death penalty and ban plastic bags, there were also measures of desperation: Bay Area voters were asked to perform a sort of electoral CPR on their gridlocked, high-priced and increasingly frenetic metropolis. And in an indication of just how fed up they are, voters declared they were willing to open their… Read More

Stephanie Reyes Shines at the Silicon Valley Regional Economic Forum

Photo: Jessica Weare

Interim CEO, Stephanie Reyes, brings nuance to the conversation around the water crisis at the Silicon Valley Regional Economic Forum. She spoke to the importance of smart development in urban areas, and why protecting open spaces can be a cheaper alternative for water conservation than creating new infrastructure for sprawl.

Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Events for Long-Term Change

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On March 9, Greenbelt Alliance hosted a community meeting at the San Jose Rose Garden Library. Attendees included members from the Buena Vista Neighborhood Association, Burbank Community Association, and Antiques Colony, as well as San Jose city staff and other members of the community. The topic of discussion: tactical urbanism events at the West San Carlos Street and South Bascom Avenue Neighborhoods.

Implementing Smart Growth: A Toolkit for San Jose

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Greenbelt Alliance created the San Jose Urban Village Toolkit to cut through technical jargon and help neighbors get organized so they can engage with each other, the city, and developers on neighborhood plans. The toolkit also guides residents through the planning process and helps them identify and build on what makes their neighborhood great.