In this guest blog, originally published in the Sonoma Valley Sun, Larry Barnett, the City of Sonoma Planning Commissioner, writes about how the city’s urban growth boundary both stops sprawl and promotes smart growth.
The Contra Costa County urban limit line is one of the most powerful tools advocates have to protect greenbelt lands near East County cities such as Antioch and Brentwood.
The City of Sonoma is preparing for a General Plan update, but first the City Council must give voters the chance to renew their Urban Growth Boundary.
The city of Novato’s movers and shakers showed up in force for the Meet Up and Party to support Yes on Measure D to protect open space and prevent sprawl! We sipped Trek Wine, munched on homemade goodies, and stepped up to the microphone.
On a unanimous 5 – 0 vote, the Novato City Council recently finalized the ballot measure to renew the city’s existing urban growth boundary for 25 years on the November 7, 2017 ballot.
Recent polling found that 75% of Windsor’s residents want to renew their urban growth boundary before it expires at the end of 2017. Read more.
After hearing from residents who love Mt. Burdell and the open space around their city, on March 7 the Novato City Council voted 5 – 0 to renew its Urban Growth Boundary with a vote of the people in November 2017.
Novato City Council voted 5 – 0 to renew its Urban Growth Boundary with a vote of the people in November 2017. Get the details on this decision here.
Antioch is ready to choose a better future! Right now, the city is in the crosshairs of one of the largest sprawl development proposals in the entire Bay Area—the Sand Creek Focus Area. Thankfully, there is still time to protect some of the most spectacular hills and valleys in East Contra Costa.
Greenbelt Alliance’s goals for smart growth and open space protection won a resounding victory when the citizens of Gilroy enacted their first voter-protected urban growth boundary.