Author: Alice Kaufman

Land-Use Planning in an Era of Rising Seas
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Land-Use Planning in an Era of Rising Seas

Sea level rise is here, and it is going to get worse. Recent projections show a strong likelihood that the Bay Area will experience at least 6 – 12 inches of sea level rise by 2030, about two feet by 2050, and three to six feet by the end of the century. This will put...

Final Planning Commission Hearing on Stanford Foothills
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Final Planning Commission Hearing on Stanford Foothills

This Thursday, June 27 will be the last scheduled Planning Commission hearing this year on Stanford’s future development plans. We asked you back in May to email the Planning Commissioners. If you didn’t send an email then, please send one now to tell the Planning Commission to protect open space in the Stanford Foothills using...

Victory for Wildlife-Friendly Fences!
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Victory for Wildlife-Friendly Fences!

Great news! This week, the Los Gatos Town Council unanimously approved a wildlife-friendly fence ordinance. Please join us in thanking the Council for approving this ordinance by using the email form below. What’s Happening The new ordinance will require all new perimeter fences on hillside lots larger than 1 acre in the town of Los...

Re-envisioning Coyote Valley in General Plan Review
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Re-envisioning Coyote Valley in General Plan Review

Great news! On June 11, the San Jose City Council voted to include discussion about the long-term future of Coyote Valley in the upcoming General Plan 4-Year Review. Thanks to everyone who sent emails or came to the City Council meeting — and thanks to the entire City Council for the unanimous vote, and especially...

Tell the City Council to Protect Coyote Valley!
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Tell the City Council to Protect Coyote Valley!

On Tuesday, June 11, the San Jose City Council will be considering the scope of the General Plan 4-Year Review. Please tell the City Council to include protection of Coyote Valley in the scope. What’s Happening Every 4 years, San Jose reviews the General Plan and considers possible revisions. Much has changed at both the...

Update on Stanford Development Proposal
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Update on Stanford Development Proposal

The saga of Stanford’s proposal to expand its campus continues. This week, the County of Santa Clara announced that it was suspending talks with Stanford over the Development Agreement. However, it’s important to note that the General Use Permit (GUP) process is still ongoing. This means that we can still expect the approval of potentially huge new...

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COVID-19

Given our present health crisis, Green Foothills will not hold any in-person gatherings until we know it is safe to do so. Your health and well-being are important to us and we are currently planning ways in which to engage you in the important work we do through other means.

As you know, we have worked together for nearly 60 years to protect nature close to home, so please enjoy the fruits of our labor if possible. Getting out into nature can help reduce anxiety and might even boost your immune system, so we strongly encourage you to hike, walk, or bike close to home.

To unite our community during this time when we can’t physically be together, we encourage you to share photos from your outings on social media* with hashtags: #GreenFoothills #stayhealthy

*If you are not active on social media but want to share your photos, feel free to send us an email with your favorite photos from your hikes