GPAC Quick Hits

Welcome to the GPAC Quick Hits Newsletter!

This newsletter is intended to provide the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) periodic updates on the General Plan Update process, upcoming meetings, and activities. It is also a way for GPAC Members and Planning Staff to share articles and ideas on topics of interest and trends related to community planning.

* Shared articles are for informational purposes only and do not constitute City of Napa or GPAC endorsement of any particular topic.

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Accessory Dwelling Photo

Junior Accessory Dwelling Units

Be A Part of the Affordable Housing Solution

Did you know the City of Napa offers a program providing homeowners with technical assistance and below market-rate/forgivable loans to create Junior Accessory Dwellings? 

The word is out! The Sacramento Housing Alliance has invited City Staff to share information on our unique program at the Sacramento Regional Affordable Housing Summit next Wednesday, December 18!

More Information

Napa Junior Unit Initiative Program
Sacramento Regional Affordable Housing Summit

GPAC Member Content

GPAC Chair Chuck Shinnamon shares this San Francisco Chronicle article on housing efforts in downtown Santa Rosa.

Santa Rosa Wants Developers to Build Downtown Housing - They're Not So Sure

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General Plan Update - Behind The Scenes

Strategy Meeting
City Staff met with the Consultant Team on Tuesday, December 10. We will be finalizing details of what information will be ready for the January 27 GPAC meeting as well as a specific schedule for 2020 - including deliverables, technical review timelines, and how that may correlate with scheduling of GPAC meetings and Planning Commission/City Council hearings.

Student Presentations
While at Dyett & Bhatia's offices on Tuesday, City Staff engaged with a group of undergraduate urban studies students from UC Berkeley. A class assignment included writing a report on the future of a city - and the students chose Napa as their focus! Staff received presentations from student groups on topics ranging from transportation solutions to energy independence. Once their class is complete, we will share the presentations and fresh ideas and perspectives provided by our future leaders!

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