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.

Newsletter Archives

Miss a newsletter? Check out the Archives page or click on a recent issue below!

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Next GPAC Meeting

Save The Date

The next meeting of the GPAC will be the evening of Monday, January 27, 2020!

California Housing Partnership

Affordable Housing Finance, Advocacy & Policy

California Housing Partnership calls on State leaders to take actions to provide relief to low-income families struggling with the high cost of housing. Infographics in the report provide supporting data for the Bay Area, including Napa.

2019 Bay Area Housing Emergency Update

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Student Presentations

UC Berkeley Urban Studies

As noted in last week's Newsletter, City Staff engaged with a group of undergraduate urban studies students from UC Berkeley who chose Napa as their focus city for a class project. Check out the fresh and innovative perspectives provided by our future planning leaders!

Napa 2040 - Transportation
Napa 2040 - Environmental, Social Sustainability
Napa 2040 - Electricity Independence & Microgrids
Napa 2040 - Housing


Happy Holidays!

Thank you for a great year of collaboration! Wishing you a happy holiday season - and if you're traveling, safe travels!

All the best in 2020!

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General Plan Update - Behind The Scenes

GPAC Strategy Meeting

GPAC Chair Chuck Shinnamon, Vice Chair Bernie Narvaez, and Members Danielle Barreca and John Glaser met on Friday, December 20 to discuss upcoming GPAC meetings and strategies for the General Plan Update in 2020.

Next Newsletter

The next GPAC QuickHits Newsletter will be January 17, 2020! Happy Holidays!

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