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

Community Surveys

We're in the final push for the Online Community Surveys! Encourage your friends and neighbors to participate by May 19!

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GPAC Member Content

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Workshop

Housing the Bay 2019

GPAC Members Barreca, Cuddy, Glaser, Narvaez, Shinnamon, and Seigel will be attending the ULI Workshop on Friday, May 10 in San Francisco! Look for a full report in an upcoming newsletter!

Check out the Program!

GPAC Member Content needs YOU! 

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

Upcoming Events!

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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 WorkshopEn Espanol!

Tuesday, May 14
6:00 - 800PM
City Council Chambers
955 School Street

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Imola Corridor Improvement Plan

The Napa Valley Transit Authority (NVTA) is developing a new vision for the Imola Corridor and wants to hear from you! The Imola Corridor Complete Streets Improvement Plan will create a new vision for the street, to transform it into a place where people of all ages and abilities can travel safely and comfortably, whether walking, bicycling, riding transit, or driving.

Two ways to get (and stay) involved... visit the project website to learn more and sign up for updates. Or, plan to stop by the first public workshop:

Wednesday, May 22
6:00 - 8:00PM
Soscol Transit Center
625 Burnell Street

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General Plan Update - Behind The Scenes


Planning Staff met with the Consultant Team on Monday to discuss scheduling for Stakeholder Interviews. Representatives of public agencies, community members, major property owners, business associations, advocacy organizations, etc. will be interviewed by the consultant team over a two-day workshop in early June. More details coming soon!

Planning Staff has reached out to potential speakers for the GPAC's upcoming "Conversations" on Climate and Innovative Housing. Once speakers are confirmed, we will finalize dates and locations!


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!

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