Category: Coyote Valley

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Could be worse – news on Coyote Valley

We would like San Jose to take a break on developing Coyote Valley, considering that more appropriate prospects for urban redevelopment exist that could be hurt by siphoning business to the south. We knew, however, that this was unlikely, so the next best news is that San Jose did NOT clear the deck for an...

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Coyote Valley/HCP news

The Gilroy Dispatch has a very informative article on how a delay in the County’s Habitat Conservation Plan is playing into attempts to develop Coyote Valley. The Dispatch quotes CGF several times in the article. And the Pinnacle newspaper has the latest news on the Coyote Valley Task Force approving an outline of the overall...

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Rushing towards sprawl in Coyote Valley

One advantage of this blog is it gives us a chance to share documents that might not fit on other parts of the website. Here (in PDF format; requires Acrobat Reader) is a letter we delivered yesterday to the San Jose City Council. Of particular interest is our concern that the county-wide habitat plan may...

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Mercury News perspective on Coyote Valley shifting?

The Merc has two new editorials on Coyote Valley, in advance of today’s Coyote Valley Task Force meeting: Triggering Coyote, and Main Issues Must Be Solved Before Approval. The Merc is right to insist on “triggers” that require job creation prior to Coyote Valley residential development. From CGF’s perspective, this requirement shows the fallacy of...

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Mercury News Spotlight on Coyote Valley

The Mercury News published a CGF Op-Ed criticizing Coyote Valley development, focusing on the unneeded rush and the excess housing demand that will bring sprawl thoughout the region. We appreciate the Mercury News adding legitimate criticism like this to the news and opinion coverage of Coyote Valley. I can also attest that the San Jose...

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Unfortunate but unsurprising bias in San Jose

The scandal in San Jose over City staff bias in favor of Cisco products is unfortunate but unsurprising to environmentalists. Coyote Valley’s unwise momentum towards development came out of the same pro-Cisco bias. While there is nothing wrong with rooting for the home-team company, San Jose needs to remember that its first priority is its...

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Morgan Hill’s version of Coyote Valley?

I (Brian) just came back from a meeting in Morgan Hill to discuss the City’s proposed “Greenbelt”, which is unfortunately linked to a proposal to establish a new and expanded Urban Line Limit for the City. While a protected greenbelt could be a good idea, the proposal to create a 50-year, Urban Line Limit beyond...

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