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

April 30: The Planning Commission and City Council held a joint meeting to discuss the General Plan Update. Chair Chuck Shinnamon and Vice Chair Bernie Narvaez updated the Commission and Council on GPAC participation and planned activities. 

Miss the meeting? Watch the video!

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

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!

GPAC Member Content needs YOU! 

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

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Accessory Dwellings & Junior Units

Did you know? The City of Napa provides participating homeowners with technical assistance and below-market, forgivable financing of up to $50,000 to create Junior Units in their homes!

Interested in learning more? Attend the Junior and Accessory Dwelling Unit Loan Program Workshop!

When: Tuesday, May 14 - 6-8PM
Where: City Council Chambers - 955 School Street

En Espanol!

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Bike Month Activities

Bike to Work & School Day - May 9, 2019

Join thousands of people across the North Bay and leave the car at home on Bike to Work & School Day! Napa County Bicycle Coalition will have energizer stations located throughout the Valley stocked with snacks and other bike-themed giveaways!

Plot your ride with the 2019 Energizer Station site map!

General Plan Update - Behind The Scenes

Next Steps - Planning Staff will be meeting with the Consultant Team on Monday to discuss scheduling for Stakeholder Interviews.

Planning Staff will be attending the League of California Cities North Bay Chapter division meeting on Thursday, May 16. Senator Scott Wiener will be presenting information on the SB 50 Housing Bill making it's way through the Senate.

A discussion about the General Plan Update will also be on the agenda at the May 20 meeting of the Napa County Democrats. Planning Staff, GPAC Chair Chuck Shinnamon, and Planning Commission Chair Beth Painter will serve on the panel. More details to come!

If you know of any groups or organizations interested in discussing the General Plan Update, email me!

Stay Connected!

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