The Richmond Hills Initiative
Saving Richmond’s El Sobrante Valley from development.
The hills in Richmond’s El Sobrante Valley are a vital part of the remaining open space lands of the City. But they are at risk of development. Recently, large-scale subdivisions have been proposed. This Initiative will preserve the natural qualities, wildlife, beauty and tranquility of the hills, provide for agriculture and outdoor recreation, protect water quality, safeguard residents and property from landslides, and support City plans to revitalize developed areas already served by transit and other infrastructure. The Initiative will establish long-term protections that can be changed only by a vote of the people of Richmond.