Category: Gavilan


One victory and possibly more for the environment

1. San Jose City Council’s Committee on Economic Development voted 4-0 to recommend the City Council pass a ban on plastic bags from retailers and groceries (with limited exceptions) and a ban on paper bags with less than 50% recycled content. The City Council will also consider a 10 to 25 cent fee on paper...


Comments on Gilroy expansion SEIRs for Lucky Day, Gavilan, and Wren Investor proposals

The Committee for Green Foothills submitted comment letters below (click “Read More” to see the full letters) on proposed outward expansions of the City of Gilroy. There’s no reason to do this, and the environmental documentation is inadequate. The letters reference appendices that I haven’t attached due to length, but I can send them to...


Guest post on Coyote Valley and wildlife corridor issues

(CGF Volunteer Shari Pomerantz wrote the guest blog post below, and we’re looking forward to more from her. -Brian) Coyote Valley is one of the few remaining wildlife corridors in Santa Clara County, linking habitats in the Santa Cruz Mountains with the northern Diablo Range. Gavilan College’s proposal – the addition of a new 10,000...


CGF comments on Gavilan’s Coyote Campus Draft EIR

(CGF submitted the following comments on the proposal to put a large college campus in the middle of North Coyote Valley, a sprawl-inducing proposal that makes no sense given the collapse of other Coyote Valley development plans. -Brian) April 7, 2008 Dr. Steven Kinsella, Gavilan College Re: Comments on GavilanCollege: Coyote Campus Project DEIR, SCH...


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