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San José Protects Coyote Valley from Industrial Development

For decades, Greenbelt Alliance and partners have fought to protect Coyote Valley from inappropriate development threats—from technology campuses to sprawling subdivisions. This time, the San José’s City Council held a crucial vote to decide on making General Plan amendments that would protect Coyote Valley by removing industrial land-use designation and rezoning it for open space …

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Tesla Park Protected From OHV Expansion

After two decades of advocacy efforts, the site known as Tesla Park in eastern Alameda County will finally be protected. In early September, Governor Gavin Newsom, the Legislature, and the California Department of Parks and Recreation reached a $31 million agreement to protect the Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area from off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation on the land. …

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Resort Denied in Protected Sonoma County Greenbelt

In a unanimous 4 – 0 vote, a luxury resort and event center proposed to be built at 3890 Old Redwood Highway in the heart of the key Windsor-Larkfield-Santa Rosa Community Separator was denied by the Sonoma County Board of Zoning Adjustments. Learn more about the protection of this community separator here.

Measure C Passed: Improving Coyote Valley Protections + Measure B Denied: Preventing Sprawl Development

Funded by two billionaires, the 367-page Evergreen Initiative would have rewritten local rules to facilitate sprawl development across the city. It posed a major threat to thousands of acres of open space across San Jose, including the iconic Coyote Valley—a lynchpin landscape at the city’s southern edge that connects the Mount Hamilton Range with the …

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