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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General Plan Update At-A-Glance

This Week

No meetings scheduled.


April 30: Joint Meeting of the Planning Commission and City Council

Online Community Survey

Take the Survey - The Community Survey remains open! Encourage your friends and neighbors to participate!
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GPAC Member Content

Parking Minimums

GPAC member Patrick Band shared an article from Strong Towns regarding a "Thoughtful Approach to Parking After Minimums are Removed" 

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Health in All Policies

GPAC member Deborah Macdonald share an article from ChangeLab Solutions - How to Permanently Improve Government Through Health In All Policies

Do you have an idea for the Member Content section? Let me know! [email protected] 

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Planning-Related Book Review

Radical Suburbs

Amanda Kolson Hurley, senior editor at the urban news site CityLab writes about how demographic shifts, climate change, and housing affordability are changing the face of suburban life. NPR's Etelka Lehoczky writes the review.

General Plan Update - Behind The Scenes

Outreach efforts continued this week with Planning Staff working alongside Spanish-speaking community leaders on the Spanish version of the Community Survey and engagement strategies. We will be launching the Spanish Survey and new Latinx-focused outreach materials soon!

Planning Staff also met with members of the Healthy Aging Populations Initiative (HAPI), sharing ideas on how we can forge new partnerships to include Healthy Aging initiatives into the General Plan. 

Engagement with the Kiwanis Club of Napa, Coldwell Banker - Brokers of the Valley, and the Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Panel coming up later in April. If you know of any groups or organizations interested in discussing the General Plan Update, let me know!

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