Category: Action Alert

Coyote Valley landscape

Don’t Turn Coyote Valley’s Wildlife Corridor Into a Mausoleum

Update: Thanks to everyone who spoke up at the city’s 11/30/23 meeting. We’ll keep you informed about what’s happening with this. To receive updates, sign up for our email newsletter at On Thursday, November 30, the city of San Jose will hold a virtual community meeting to hear from the public about the Heritage...

Stanford Dish in Stanford foothills

Victory on Protecting Stanford Foothills

After years of advocating for stronger protections for the Stanford foothills, we can celebrate an important victory. On October 17, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved updates to the Stanford Community Plan, including extending by 99 years the supermajority vote requirement to allow development in the foothills. Please use the form below to...

Stanford Dish in Stanford foothills

Final Vote: Protect the Stanford Foothills

Update: Victory! On 10/17/23, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the Stanford Community Plan, including a 99-year extension of the supermajority vote requirement. While this vote won’t prevent any development from ever happening in the Stanford Foothills, it will require that for the next 99 years, 4 out of 5 Supervisors in...

farmland outside the Gilroy city limits

LAFCO Compromises on Protecting Gilroy Farmland

Should residential sprawl be allowed on farmland outside of Gilroy city limits? Santa Clara County’s Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) considered this on August 2, and ultimately voted to allow development to proceed on approximately half of the proposed site. Unfortunately, this compromise still impacts Gilroy’s climate resilience, residents’ safety, and taxpayers’ wallets throughout the...

Lehigh quarry, aerial view

Lehigh to Demolish Cement Kiln

After 84 years, the cement kiln at Lehigh Quarry – the largest single source of air pollution in Santa Clara County – will now be shut down for good and demolished as a result of a legally binding agreement entered into with Santa Clara County. Lehigh has also withdrawn its earlier request to expand its...

screenshot of remote public participation via video conference

Thank You: Santa Clara County Invests in Virtual Participation

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has approved the purchase of equipment and staffing needed to enable virtual public participation at all meetings of County Boards and Commissions. Thanks to everyone who emailed the Supervisors, as well as the nonprofit Racial Equity Action Leadership (REAL) Coalition who worked hard with us to make this...

propane facility

Update: AmeriGas Closes Propane Tank Facility and Puts Property Up for Sale

In a major victory for Green Foothills, AmeriGas is removing their 15,000-gallon propane storage tank and shutting down operations on a 1.5-acre site along Airport Street in Moss Beach, finally removing an ongoing existential threat to the Pillar Ridge community. Risky Storage Tank Threatened Residents, Airport We have been advocating for closure of this hazardous...


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