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14 08, 2019

New Half-Cent Tax for Contra Costa?

2019-09-19T13:50:39-07:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Featured Content, Land Use Planning|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Act Now and Tell CCTA to Make an Equitable & Sustainable Transportation Plan for the County The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is planning to place a new half-cent sales tax for transportation on the March 2020 ballot, which would raise more than $3 billion over 30 years. It's a critical opportunity to make Contra Costa County more affordable, safe, and healthy and ensure that residents with transportation barriers like seniors, youth, [...]

18 10, 2018

What’s Happening in Sand Creek & Empire Mine Road?

2019-06-24T20:26:14-07:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Advocacy, Featured Content, Land Use Planning|

This August, we achieved a huge milestone in Antioch! "Let Antioch Voters Decide: The Sand Creek Area Protection Initiative" was officially adopted by the Antioch City Council! There have been confusing things taking place in Antioch over the past year, including two recently adopted growth control ballot initiatives in the Sand Creek area between Kaiser Hospital and the Black Diamond Mines hills. The Community Coalition’s “Let Antioch Voters Decide” Growth Control Initiative [...]

17 05, 2018

Watch “A Vision for Mount Diablo” on NBC Bay Area’s OpenRoad with Doug McConnell, featuring Save Mount Diablo

2018-05-17T15:51:19-07:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Advocacy, Featured Content, Land Use Planning, News, Media Mentions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Watch "A Vision for Mount Diablo: East Contra Costa County Advocacy in Action", broadcasted on NBC Bay Area's OpenRoad with Doug McConnell on Earth Day, April 22, 2018 | Explore eastern Contra Costa County, one of the fastest growing regions in the Bay Area, and encounter significant land use choices facing people there and statewide that will affect the future of parks and open spaces in Contra Costa for generations to come.

15 08, 2017

Our Policy on Infill Development

2017-12-27T19:05:01-08:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Advocacy, Announcements, Land Use Planning|Tags: , , |

Save Mount Diablo’s (SMD) mission is to preserve Mount Diablo's peaks, surrounding foothills and watersheds through land acquisition and preservation strategies designed to protect the mountain's natural beauty, biological diversity and historic and agricultural heritage; enhance our area's quality of life; and provide recreational opportunities consistent with protection of natural resources. Land Use projects that SMD typically engages in are usually located near or beyond the urban edge, could affect [...]