For Immediate Release
November 17, 2021
Assemblymember Ash Kalra Releases Statement Following San Jose City Council Vote to Continue Conservation of Coyote Valley
SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) released the following statement after San Jose City Council voted unanimously last night to rezone a section of Coyote Valley, deterring the potential for development of warehouses on the land:
“I am grateful the City Council voted to protect Coyote Valley as it has been under threat of industrial and commercial development for decades. I have long advocated for the conservation of Coyote Valley, before my time in the State Assembly, and even before my service on San Jose City Council, and it remains a vital and vibrant open space with natural infrastructure benefits including flood risk reduction, wildlife protection, and climate resilience.”
Assemblymember Ash Kalra was first elected to the California Legislature in 2016, representing the 27th District, which encompasses approximately half of San Jose and includes all of downtown. In 2020, he was re-elected to his third term. Assemblymember Kalra is the Chair of the State Assembly Labor and Employment Committee and also currently serves as a member on the Housing and Community Development, Judiciary, Transportation, and Water, Parks, and Wildlife committees. In 2019, Assemblymember Kalra authored AB 948, which created the Coyote Valley Conservation Program designating over 17,000 acres for realizing restoration, preservation, and recreation projects, administered by the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority.