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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Save The Date!

GPAC Workshop 

Based on the responses to the Doodle Poll, July 15 is the preferred date for the GPAC Workshop.

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!

GPAC Workshop
July 15, 2019
5:30 - 7:30PM
Location TBD

Beginning in next week's GPAC Newsletter - Staff will be sending links to other cities' General Plans to review prior to the Workshop. We will have hard copy examples at the Workshop but will not be able to provide hard copies of each General Plan to every GPAC Member.

We will also be discussing the City's current General Plan.

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GPAC Member Content

"The Future of Jobs"

GPAC member Patrick Band shared this content from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). As part of the Horizon planning initiative undertaken by MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), the agencies released "The Future of Jobs". A perspective paper exploring how emerging economic changes might affect the Bay Area economy.

Read more in the summary.
Download The Future of Jobs perspective paper

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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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Host a "Party for the Planet"!

350 Bay Area

350 Bay Area provides assistance in engaging the community through climate-focused activities through their "Party for the Planet" program. 350 Bay Area has well-known climate & environmental speakers on topics such as Climate Policy, Health Concerns of Climate Change, and Climate Action. 

To learn more about engaging our community on Climate-related issues, visit the website.

If you are interested in organizing an event, email me!

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Wildfire Season is Here!

PG&E Community Wildfire Safety Program

PG&E is hosting a series of regional open houses for anyone interested in learning more about the Wildfire Safety Program. These drop-in gatherings will allow community members to learn more about wildfire safety and emergency preparedness. Webinars will be available for those unable to attend in person. 

Read more about PG&E's Wildfire Safety Program!

Wildfire Safety Open House
June 26, 2019 - 6-8PM
Embassy Suites Napa Valley
1075 California Blvd.

General Plan Update - Behind The Scenes

Stakeholder Meetings: The Consultant Team hosted a two-day workshop on June 10 & 11.  Stakeholders included Public Agencies such as Napa County, Napa Sanitation District, NVTA, Napa Valley Unified School District, and Napa Valley College; Community Organizations such as Chambers of Commerce, Downtown Napa Association, Housing Coalition, Climate Action organizations; as well as other major property owners. The Consultant Team will synthesize the information collected and will share with the GPAC to 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!

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