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

Planning Commission & City Council

April 30: Joint Meeting of the Planning Commission and City Council. Meeting details in the agenda!

Spanish-Language Survey

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

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

Boards & Commissions Banquet

The City's newest Committee was represented at Thursday's Boards & Commissions Appreciation Banquet at the Archer Hotel. Chair Chuck Shinnamon and Vice Chair Bernie Narvaez provided highlights of the GPAC's first few months and plans for the upcoming year. (Not pictured, Deborah Macdonald)

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Urban Land Institute (ULI) Workshop

Housing the Bay 2019

GPAC Members Band, Barreca, Cuddy, Narvaez, Shinnamon, and Seigel will be attending the ULI Workshop on Friday, May 10 in San Francisco!

Check out the Program!

Do you have an idea for the Member Content section?Email me!
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Senate Bill 50 (SB 50)

UPDATE - SB 50 Clears Key Hurdle

State lawmakers advanced a proposal after its author agreed Wednesday to carve out separate rules for more lightly populated counties.

Details in this article from the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Stay Up To Date with HCD!

The California Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD) is a great resource for keeping up with statewide housing news and legislation coming out of Sacramento!

Check out their website!

Subscribe to the HCD Webnews Newsletter!

General Plan Update - Behind The Scenes

GPAC Members Stephen Cuddy and Bernie Narvaez met with Planning Staff this week to brainstorm on ideas, speakers, and dates for an upcoming "Speaker Series" on Innovative Housing and Climate Change. More details to come!

Planning Staff will also hosted a "train the trainers" workshops on Friday to assist community liaisons with talking points about the General Plan Update.

Planning Staff also had the opportunity to talk about the General Plan with  Coldwell Banker - Brokers of the Valley and the Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Panel this week.

A discussion about the General Plan Update will also be on the agenda at the May 20 meeting of the Napa County Democrats. Meeting details coming soon! If you know of any groups or organizations interested in discussing the General Plan Update, email me!

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