Last month, Greenbelt Alliance was proud to collaborate with local partner organizations Livable Sunnyvale and the Santa Clara Community Advocates to host educational webinars as part of Affordable Housing Month. The topics covered, “Building Equitable and Resilient Climate Communities” and “Why is El Camino Real Good for Affordable Housing” drew nearly a hundred attendees, many of them local residents motivated to engage in dialogue around what it takes to secure an environmentally… Read More
Coyote Valley is 7,400 acres of lush farmland and vast open space that provides an awe-inspiring landscape to explore. It is a crucial water resource for Silicon Valley. Its flood plain protects San Jose. It is home to wildlife, including endangered species. Coyote Valley is critical to the ecosystem of the entire South Bay. We must preserve it and encourage growth within existing cities and towns. Originally scheduled for April 30, 2020,… Read More
Greenbelt Alliance urges San Jose voters to say YES to Measure E. Measure E will provide affordable homes for seniors, veterans, people who are disabled, and low-income families. It will help homeless residents move into shelters and/or permanent homes. It will provide more housing options near jobs and transit, reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.
As San Jose’s last great open space and best asset in adapting to climate change, Greenbelt Alliance and our partners have worked together for decades to protect Coyote Valley from sprawl development.
Assembly Member Ash Kalra’s AB 948 would officially recognize Coyote Valley as an area of statewide significance, creating new conservation opportunities. The bill focuses on both the pure value of the environment and its benefits to San Jose as green infrastructure.
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 fight to sink Measure B and pass Measure C, two competing measures in San Jose, was a battle of dollars versus democracy—and democracy won. These victories, along with the passage of Measure T in fall 2018, have us on the verge of permanent protection for Coyote Valley.
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.
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.
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.