After almost a decade’s worth of hard work by local environmental advocates including Greenbelt Alliance, the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan has finally been adopted. On Tuesday night, January 29, the San Jose City Council approved the plan by a 10-1 vote!
The decade-long process for the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan all comes down to how the San Jose City Council votes on Tuesday, January 29. We are cautiously optimistic that the Plan will pass, but we cannot let up so close to the finish line. Take action!
Following multiple delays, the San Jose City Council is set to vote on the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan on January 29 in the new year. The Plan has already been approved by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, Santa Clara Valley Water District, City of Gilroy, City of Morgan Hill, and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. San Jose is the last remaining partner that needs to approve the Plan for it to be adopted.
Today, the Valley Transportation Authority decided to go ahead and vote on the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan and it was approved! Now, San Jose is the only remaining partner that needs to approve the plan before it’s adopted. Urge your San Jose City Council Member to vote in favor of the Habitat Plan below!
Update (11/27/12): The San Jose City Council has decided to delay voting on the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan ahead of their Dec. 4 meeting. We’ve come a long way, and it all comes down to how San Jose votes. TAKE ACTION and submit a letter to City Council members in support of the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan! (Photo Credit: Cait Hutnick)
The Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan is a groundbreaking effort to create a unified conservation program for preserving critical habitat in Santa Clara County.
The Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan, started in 2006, is a long-range conservation strategy to enhance ecological diversity and habitat function in about two-thirds of South Santa Clara County.