On November 5, 2019, people across the Bay Area made their priorities clear—climate-smart growth that preserves open space lands is the future we choose. The residents of Rohnert Park and Brentwood stood against destructive sprawl development by protecting their urban growth boundaries. And in San Francisco, investing in homes that our teachers and neighbors can afford resounded with over two-thirds of the city voting for critical funding propositions. The North Bay has… Read More
UPDATE: All ballots have been counted and we are thrilled that San Francisco’s Proposition E passed with a majority vote, providing critical funding to house the city’s educators. San Francisco Unified School District reports that 64% of its teachers spend more than 30% of their income on housing, and almost 15% spend more than half—making them officially rent-burdened. The situation is even worse for other educators like daycare providers, teaching assistants, and… Read More
UPDATE: We are excited that Prop. A passed with a majority vote approving the critical funding that will go towards homes people can afford in the city! This is the solution we were seeking in the face of an extreme housing crisis. The San Francisco County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to place Proposition A on the November 2019 ballot to raise $600 million for the construction and rehabilitation of affordable housing… Read More
Update: Brentwood residents stood up against sprawl development by voting no on Measure L. We’re proud to celebrate this victory with local partners—a win for the East Bay’s natural and agricultural lands as well as for climate-smart development in our cities. Critical open space land was at risk of being lost to sprawl development just outside the city of Brentwood in eastern Contra Costa County. Developer Blackhawk Nunn Partners attempted to sidestepped… Read More
Update: On November 5, the people of Rohnert Park chose to renew the city’s Urban Growth Boundary with over 90% voting yes on Measure B. This is a huge win for open space in the North Bay, setting a precedent for other Bay Area cities to grow in a climate-smart way—within city boundaries and not on precious open space lands. Greenbelt Alliance partnered with Rohnert Park’s City Council and staff to develop… Read More
In November 2018, voters across the state said NO to Proposition 6 preserving $5.6 billion in yearly funding for transportation in California.
In November 2018, voters approved San Jose’s Measure T. This innovative infrastructure bond will protect San Jose’s “green infrastructure” in Coyote Valley, as well as invest in disaster preparedness, public safety, and other infrastructure in the city.
Unfortunately, voters in November 2018 did not pass Measure N, the housing recovery bond that would have fueled the construction of new homes in Santa Rosa.
In November 2018, California voters said YES to Proposition 2, which helps house homeless individuals living with mental illness.
In November 2018, voters across California approved Proposition 1, which provides $4 billion for badly needed housing across the state.