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.

Newsletter Archives

Miss a newsletter? Check out the Archives page or click on a recent issue below!

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Community Survey Report

The Community Survey Report summarizes the results of the online surveys (English and Spanish versions) which were available from March through May 2019. The results of the survey along with feedback from other outreach efforts will serve as a reference guide as we begin formulating Land Use and Transportation Alternatives and policy framework for the 2040 General Plan.

Community Survey Report (PDF)

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GPAC Member Content

Focus on Wine

As a follow-up to the State of the Wine Industry articles, GPAC Member Lauren Ackerman shares this article on how some wineries are adjusting to attract a new generation of customers.

Millennials' Tasting Room Revolution

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The New Yorker Magazine

"For a century, we've loved our cars. They haven't loved us back."

GPAC Member Ted Ward shares this New Yorker Magazine article that explores the impacts of Americans' century-long love affair with cars... and ponders:

Was the Automotive Era a Terrible Mistake?

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

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North Bay Tourism Update

Summer is in full swing, and the region’s tourism industry, including Napa Valley, is pushing forward with new initiatives and goals to ensure its continued growth. Read more in the July 31 column in the North Bay Business Journal!

Visitors flock to Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino counties; tourism boosters hustle to enliven the experience

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Walkable City Rules

101 Steps to Making Better Places

The Napa Bookmine was generous enough to donate 15 copies of author Jeff Speck's book on walkable cities to the GPAC! featured the book on their website back in October 2018. Read more about it here!

Don't Forget...
Stop by the Community Services Building
1600 First Street
to pick up your copy! 

General Plan Update - Behind The Scenes

Napa 2040 Newsletter
The new e-newsletter for the General Plan Update is ready to launch on August 9. Napa 2040 Newsletter: Stay Involved in the General Plan Update will provide interested parties with information on upcoming meetings, surveys, outreach activities, and more. Links to agendas and documents will also be included. The Newsletter will also contain a "Stay Connected" section (similar to below) to help recipients spread the word!

Stay Connected!

More information is available at as well as the City's Facebook, Nextdoor, and Twitter pages.

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