At Risk Greenbelt Land is the Heart of Sonoma Valley

The recent closure of the Sonoma Developmental Center has created an opportunity for the whole Bay Area to plan the future of these vital greenbelt lands. Community support is needed as the planning process begins.

Protect Rohnert Park’s Open Space and Halt Sprawl

An overwhelming 71 % of Rohnert Park voters chose to establish an urban growth boundary (UGB) around the city by passing Measure N. First enacted in June 2000, the UGB has protected Rohnert Park for 20 years. Now, unless the City Council puts a measure on the Ballot to let voters renew the UGB, it will expire in June of 2020. The UGB is a line around the city that contains development. It protects surrounding open space and… Read More

Renew the City of Sonoma’s Urban Growth Boundary

Help us tell Sonoma City Council that they must give voters the chance to renew the urban growth boundary that has protected open space and farmland around the city for 20 years!

Delayed General Plan Update Leaves Sonoma County at a Crossroads

Sonoma County's General Plan can guide them through crossroads like this

The Sonoma County General Plan update has been postponed for the past three years due to the fires and floods that have devastated the North Bay. The county is at a crossroads, facing many new and ongoing challenges, and an update to the plan is urgently needed to help plan for this “new normal”

North Bay: Rebuilding for Resilience

Through 2018, North Bay residents and leaders focused on rebuilding and getting people and communities back on their feet. For Greenbelt Alliance, it was also a year of forging new partnerships to make cities and towns more sustainable and our landscapes more resilient in the wake of the fires.

Where the World Begins: See and Feel Sonoma Mountain

A view of Bennet Valley from Sonoma Mountain

North Bay Regional Director Teri Shore reviews a new book that lets you see the beauty of Sonoma Mountain through the eyes of its most passionate advocates.

Solstice Sonoma Luxury Resort Slated for Burned Zone in Greenbelt

Sonoma Solstice threatens greenbelt lands at the site of the old Buzzard's Gulch.

A new luxury resort and event center called Solstice Sonoma threatens to develop high fire risk greenbelt lands within the community separator.

Sonoma’s Urban Growth Boundary in Maturity

The City of Sonoma Planning Commissioner writes about how the city’s urban growth boundary both stops sprawl and promotes smart growth.

Santa Rosa Takes Steps to Incentivize Downtown Development for More Housing

The Santa Rosa City Council approved a density bonus for projects in neighborhoods near transit that include affordable housing and community benefits. This is a huge step toward making the city center more livable and climate-smart.

Solstice Sonoma Luxury Project Threatens Greenbelt

Sonoma Solstice threatens greenbelt lands at the site of the old Buzzard's Gulch.

Developers in Marin have proposed building a new luxury resort and event space called Sonoma Solstice on greenbelt land near Buzzard’s Gulch. We need your help to stop this violation of Sonoma County’s community separators!