Decision on Cloverdale sprawl proposal approaches

On April 30, the Sonoma Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) conducted a public meeting in Cloverdale. Greenbelt Alliance, our allies, and members of the Cloverdale City Council attended to discuss concerns over the City’s sphere of influence (SOI) proposal.

Cloverdale seeks to sprawl

The ongoing debate over Cloverdale’s growth continues. Cloverdale wants to extend its city limits to include Asti as well as other unincorporated areas, parts of which are outside the 2010 voter-approved urban growth boundary.

Walking and biking towards a better economy in Sonoma

Back in January, the Sonoma County Transportation Authority released Economic Impacts of Walking & Biking in Sonoma County, a report that shows the economic benefits of investing in bicycle and pedestrian amenities in Sonoma County. (Photo: RobVSF via Flickr)

$24.5 million deal saves Sonoma forest

Greenbelt Alliance applauds the efforts our friends in Sonoma County for their hard work in securing the preservation of appropriately-named Preservation Ranch. (Photo: Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Santa Rosa just got SMARTER

On September 18, the Santa Rosa City Council adopted a revised version of the North Santa Rosa Station Area Plan. After a summer of doubt, Greenbelt Alliance is pleased to report that our efforts to get the city to work out a compromise with the Coddington Mall owners was successful.

See the presentation from A SMART Step Forward on May 17

Thank you to everyone who attended the May 17 event A SMART Step Forward co-hosted by Conservation Action Fund for Education, the Accountable Development Coalition and the Great Communities Collaborative. (See embedded PowerPoint.)

Vineyards, trees, and erosion in Sonoma County

In January, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to issue a four-month moratorium on new vineyard projects until a revised policy on tree removal and erosion mitigation is adopted.

A SMART neighborhood in Santa Rosa

Will the coming Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit station in Santa Rosa bring with it acres of parking lots? We can decide now in the plan for the neighborhood around the station.

Peerless Greens and Sonoma Mountain Village win endorsements

In February, Greenbelt Alliance endorsed two exciting new neighborhood-scale developments: Peerless Greens in Berkeley and Sonoma Mountain Village in Rohnert Park.

Greenbelt Alliance endorses Peerless Greens and Sonoma Mountain Village

In February, Greenbelt Alliance endorsed two exciting new neighborhood-scale developments: Peerless Greens in Berkeley and Sonoma Mountain Village in Rohnert Park.