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 kindergarten teachers in the Bay Area who tend to make less than $49,000 a year. We must provide homes our educators can afford so we urge the people… Read More
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 throughout the city. This bond will fund the construction of more than 2,800 affordable homes over the next four years. If passed, it would be the largest such measure in the city’s history. The funds will be invested in the following ways:… Read More
Critical open space land is at risk of being lost to sprawl development just outside the city of Brentwood in eastern Contra Costa County. Developer Blackhawk Nunn Partners has sidestepped the community planning process, drafting a 193-page ballot measure that would undermine the city’s long-standing environmental protections and approve new development rules to allow the company to build thousands of housing units on protected lands. Blackhawk Nunn’s Measure L breaks the city’s… Read More
Greenbelt Alliance partnered with Rohnert Park’s City Council and staff to develop Measure B to renew the city’s Urban Growth Boundary for another 20 years in a special election on November 5, 2019. Voting yes on Measure B will prevent urban sprawl, protect community separators, and preserve agricultural and open space lands until 2040. Passing Measure B means that any future changes proposed to the urban growth boundary must be approved by… 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.
This November, Greenbelt Alliance urges you to vote yes on San Mateo County’s Measure W, which creates a new source of funding for public transit.