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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GPAC Response Needed!*

General Plan Workshop in July! 

Planning Staff is working on a GPAC Workshop to discuss General Plans - Past & Present. The focus of the Workshop will be to review the City's current General Plan and take a look at some recent examples of new General Plans in California to help get the creative juices flowing for what we want our Napa 2040 General Plan to look like!

Seeking input on preferred dates - July 15 or July 22, both 5:30PM - 7:30PM. Take the Doodle Poll to share your preferred dates!

*Only 7 GPAC Members have responded at the time of Newsletter publication!

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GPAC Member Content

Ready to share YOUR thoughts?

The GPAC Newsletter now has an online document center! Maybe you attended a great workshop or conference and want to share your notes and thoughts with the rest of the GPAC. The online document center is a perfect way to share information with the Committee.

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

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Wildfires & Resilience

National Public Radio 

After Paradise, living with wildfire threats means redefining resilience. NPR's Morning Edition explores how to rebuild smarter and what some towns in California are doing to protect against the next disaster. Read the article

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Napa County OES

Open House & Emergency Preparedness Fair

The Napa County Board of Supervisors invites the community to the first Napa County Community Open House & Emergency Preparedness Fair! Learn about:

Creating an Emergency Plan | Emergency Kits & "Go Bags" | Planning for Pets | Evacuation Routes | & More!

Tuesday, June 4
4:00 - 7:00PM
County Administration Building
1195 Third Street

More Information
Registration is Encouraged

New to Nixle Alerts? Sign Up or Text your Zip Code to 888777

General Plan Update - Behind The Scenes

Stakeholder Meetings: The Consultant Team will be hosting a two-day workshop on June 10 & 11 to interview Community Stakeholders for their thoughts on the General Plan Update. City Staff will also be meeting with property owners and other interested parties to discuss their thoughts on potential land use designation updates. This information will further assist in the next phases of the General Plan Update.

If you have any ideas for GPAC activities and/or workshops regarding the General Plan Update, email me!

Stay Connected!

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