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: Vote NO on Measure B & YES on Measure C

Greenbelt Alliance is working around the clock to defeat the deceptive Measure B in San Jose. Funded by two billionaires, the measure would rewrite local rules to facilitate sprawl development across the city. It poses a major threat to thousands of acres of open space across San Jose. Vote NO on Measure B!

Climate Smart San Jose Plan

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

Downtown San Jose

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.

Michele Beasley, New Executive Director of the San Mateo County Parks Foundation

After nearly 11 years of championing the places that make the Bay Area special at Greenbelt Alliance, Michele Beasley will be leaving the organization to serve as executive director of the San Mateo County Parks Foundation.

The Sagacious Sibella Kraus

Partnerships are essential to much of our work. In Coyote Valley, one of our most important partners has been the industrious Sibella Kraus, President of Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE).

Saving the Planet, One Block at a Time

Conservation is no longer just about protecting the open spaces outside of our cities and towns; it’s also about protecting the natural resources within our cities and towns.