Voters Protect Natural Lands & Choose Smart Growth For A More Resilient Bay Area

Greenbelt Alliance Election Wrap Up 2019

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

SF Supports Housing for Teachers by Voting Yes on Prop E

San Francisco Prop E

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

San Francisco Votes for Affordable Housing by Saying YES to Prop A

San Francisco Prop A

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

Brentwood Says No to Sprawl by Voting No on Measure L

U-Pick orchards are emblematic of Brentwood's agricultural history

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

Rohnert Park Votes YES on Measure B to the UGB

Rohnert Park

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

California Votes NO on Proposition 6

Proposition 6 will take funding away from public transportation like this bus in Walnut Creek

In November 2018, voters across the state said NO to Proposition 6 preserving $5.6 billion in yearly funding for transportation in California.

San Jose Votes YES On Measure T to Protect Coyote Valley and the City

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.

Vote YES on Measure N, the Santa Rosa Housing Recovery Bond

Measure N would help create more homes in Santa Rosa

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.

California Votes YES on Proposition 2

Sunrise in the Bay Area, where the homeless population would benefit significantly from California Proposition 2

In November 2018, California voters said YES to Proposition 2, which helps house homeless individuals living with mental illness.

California Votes YES on Proposition 1 to Bring New Homes to the State

California Proposition 1 will help spur construction of new homes people can afford across the state

In November 2018, voters across California approved Proposition 1, which provides $4 billion for badly needed housing across the state.