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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Next GPAC Meeting 

The next GPAC Meeting has been scheduled for Monday, February 24, 2020. The agenda is likely to include the Focus Areas Urban Design Strategies and the draft Land Use Plan. More information will be forthcoming. Save the date and location:

Monday, February 24, 2020
4PM - 8PM
Napa Senior Center - Oak Room
1500 Jefferson Street

***Light Bites & Refreshments Served***

GPAC Member Content

GPAC Member Deborah Macdonald shares this New York Times review of an exhibit at the Skyscraper Museum in New York regarding the perception of "housing density". Definitely a good read as we prepare for our discussion on Urban Design Strategies!

Everything You Think You Know About Housing Is Probably Wrong

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The Housing Division Needs You!

Consolidated Plan - Survey & Workshop

The Consolidated Plan is a five-year planning document that identifies housing and community development needs and stipulates how federal funding sources will be spent during the planning period. There are three ways you can help:

Take The Survey (En Espanol)- Share your input on the most important housing & community development needs in the City!

Share the Bilingual Flyer with your network!

Attend A Workshop - Monday, February 10, 5PM at the Napa Senior Center - 1500 Jefferson St.

Miercoles, 12 de febrero del 2020 6:00PM - Puertas Abiertas - 952 Napa St.

ADU Center Opening Soon!

Job Opportunity - Center Director

The Napa Sonoma ADU Center (ADU "One-Stop Shop) is opening soon and is searching for a ADU Center Director! This position offers the chance to develop the Center from the ground up, developing a range of nonprofit, government, and private sector partnerships to increase the number of ADUs built in the North Bay!

More Information:

ADU Center Director Recruitment Flyer

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General Plan Update - Behind The Scenes

Draft Land Use Plan - UPDATE!

Revisions on the Draft Land Use Plan and Urban Design Strategies are due back to Planning Staff by Friday, January 31. Final revisions will be made next week.

Countywide Subregion

Beyond the General Plan Update, work begins on the next update to the Housing Element, due in 2023. The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) has initiated discussions at the regional level regarding the next Regional Housing Needs Allocation. At the January 21 meeting, City Council adopted a resolution supporting a Countywide Subregion - partnering with the City of American Canyon, Town of Yountville, and Napa County to locally administer the allocation process. Read the Council Report for more information!

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