The Newspaper of the San Francisco Bay Chapter
March - April 2006
Stop sprawl in Antioch and Pittsburg
Your help needed now to block development
Last November, voters approved growth-control measures in Antioch and Pittsburg. Or so they thought.
The measures opened up 3,000 acres of natural areas to development. The Sierra Club and other environmental organizations opposed the measures, but the developers who created and financed the initiatives deceptively marketed them as growth control.
The Sierra Club continues to monitor the proposed developments, which would destroy wildlife habitat and add tens of thousands of car trips to the already overburdened roads in these cities. Working with Greenbelt Alliance, Save Mount Diablo, and other allies, the Sierra Club is exploring avenues to block the developers' land grab.
It's a race against time. Knowing that it won't be long before voters realize their mistake, developers are working fast to get their projects approved. That's why your help is needed now to protect almost 3,000 acres of rugged hills around Black Diamond Mines Regional Park. To volunteer to help, especially with community outreach, contact Mike Daley at (510) 848-0800, ext. 304, or email mdaley -at- sfbaysc.org
© 2006 San Francisco Sierra Club Yodeler
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