Author: Alice Kaufman

Please Oppose Expansion of Massive East Palo Alto Development
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Please Oppose Expansion of Massive East Palo Alto Development

On Tuesday, September 28, the East Palo Alto City Council and Planning Commission will hold a joint study session to consider whether to more than triple the size of the Ravenswood Specific Plan, an already-enormous office proposal along the Bay shoreline. Doing this will harm the wetlands, and cause terrible traffic jams, gentrification and displacement....

A New Vision For Coyote Valley
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A New Vision For Coyote Valley

Imagine a restored and protected Coyote Valley — a place of meadows and riparian woodlands providing habitat connectivity for animals from bobcats to burrowing owls, thriving small farms practicing sustainable agriculture, and peaceful open space and hiking trails. Join Green Foothills on Wednesday, August 4 from 6:00-7:30 pm for our New Vision for Coyote Valley...

Development Threatens Redwood City Wetland Habitat
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Development Threatens Redwood City Wetland Habitat

A developer is proposing to build a 350-unit apartment complex on a 20-acre tidal mudflat in Redwood City. This project will destroy wetland habitat, may result in release of toxic contaminants, and would put residential development in the path of sea level rise. Green Foothills and our partners are opposing the project. Proposal: Destroy Wetlands...

San Jose Prioritizes Environmentally-Focused Initiatives
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San Jose Prioritizes Environmentally-Focused Initiatives

  On March 15, the San Jose City Council voted to prioritize an initiative to relocate homeless encampments away from sensitive creek habitat, while also providing essential services such as sanitation and trash removal, as one of the top two priorities for 2021. The Urban Greening initiative was not chosen for this year, but remains...

Biden Administration Dismisses Cargill Appeal
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Biden Administration Dismisses Cargill Appeal

Great news — another victory in our fight to protect restorable wetlands along the Bay! Today the Biden administration officially dismissed the Trump administration’s appeal of the ruling that the Cargill salt ponds are subject to the Clean Water Act. This means the district court’s decision in favor of our lawsuit over the Cargill salt ponds stands. Trump...

Electronic Billboards, Urban Greening and Single-Use Plastics
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Electronic Billboards, Urban Greening and Single-Use Plastics

Update: On Thursday, February 25, the San Jose City Council followed our recommendation and voted to halt all work on Phase II of the electronic billboards policy. The Council decided to discuss the proposed new initiatives, including Urban Greening and a ban on single-use plastics, at a later date. We will alert you when those...

County Supervisors Support Coyote Valley Climate Overlay Zone
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County Supervisors Support Coyote Valley Climate Overlay Zone

On February 9, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to move ahead on developing a Climate Action Overlay Zone for Coyote Valley to protect wildlife habitat and movement, creeks and groundwater, farmland, and climate resilience.  Details of Climate Action Overlay Zone Must Now be Drafted The vote by the Santa Clara County...

Green Foothills Joins Call for EPA to Withdraw Appeal of Court Decision
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Green Foothills Joins Call for EPA to Withdraw Appeal of Court Decision

On February 16, 2021, Green Foothills joined 40 federal, state and local elected officials and 16 other environmental organizations in requesting the Biden administration to withdraw the appeal of the district court’s ruling in our favor against the Trump administration over the Cargill salt ponds. In 2019, the Trump administration attempted to declare the Cargill...

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