GPAC Quick Hits
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Volunteer Opportunity!!!

The City of Napa Recycling Division and Water Division will have booths at the Napa Earth Day Festival and have graciously offered to share some space for the General Plan! If you would like to participate by helping host the booth, email me

Visit the Earth Day website for more info on the festival!

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

The Spanish-language survey is now available! Share with your Spanish-speaking friends and neighbors! The survey will remain active through May 19.


April 30: Joint Meeting of the Planning Commission and City Council. Agenda will be posted next week!

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

Walkable City

GPAC member Patrick Band shared a review from the Project for Public Spaces of the book, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step At A Time.

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Opportunity Zones

Following up on our discussion regarding 'Opportunity Zones', GPAC member Patrick Band also shared an article from Governing Magazine about how cities and states are using Opportunity Zones to attract investors.

Do you have an idea for the Member Content section?Email me!

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Housing, Housing, Housing!

California Senate Bill 50 (SB 50)

State Senator Scott Wiener's SB 50 could change California's single-family zoning codes. This article from CityLab shares some perspectives.

General Plan Update - Behind The Scenes

With the launch of the Spanish-language survey and outreach materials, Planning Staff supplied over 100 printed surveys and General Plan flyers to Latinx Community organizations for distribution at Easter weekend events. Planning Staff will also host two "train the trainers" workshops next week to assist community liaisons with talking points about the General Plan Update.

Planning Staff also had the opportunity to talk about the General Plan and field some lively questions from about 60 folks at the Kiwanis Club of Napa on Thursday!  

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

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