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 Workshop

Case Study - Town of Yountville

The most recent, and local, General Plan we will review is from the Town of Yountville, adopted in May of this year.  A hard copy of the General Plan will be available at the Workshop.

Download the Yountville General Plan

GPAC Workshop
July 15, 2019
5:30 - 7:30PM
Committee Room - 955 School Street
(Behind Council Chambers)

The focus of the Workshop will be to review the City's current General Plan and compare 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!

*Light bites and refreshments will be served. If you have not already done so, please respond to the meeting request!

Case Studies
Last Week: Redlands General Plan 2035
Previous: City of Belmont 2035 General Plan

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GPAC Member Content

Electric Vehicles

GPAC Member Deborah Macdonald has shared this New York Times column regarding the next frontier on electric vehicle charging stations. How might more charging stations shape our landscape?

L.A. to Vegas and Back by Electric Car: 8 Hours Driving; 5 More Plugged In

Do you have an article or thoughts to share in the Member Content Section? Email me!

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California's New Housing Budget

In late June, Governor Newsom and legislative leaders agreed to spend $2 billion to combat the state's housing and homelessness crisis. Legislators could approve the new housing rules as early as this month. explores some of the highlights.

California's new housing budget is a wrap. Here's what you need to know.  

General Plan Update - Behind The Scenes

***There will be no GPAC Quick Hits Newsletter on July 12***

GPAC Members can expect to receive their July 15 Workshop packet delivered via email on July 10. The memo will contain a brief overview of the Workshop details and links to all of the "Case Study" documents from previous Newsletters.

Planning staff has received a draft of the Stakeholders Report. Upon final edits, the report will be made available to GPAC Members and the public.

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