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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City of Napa Sustainability Plan


The City's Public Works Department will be providing the City Council with a report on the status of the City's Sustainability Plan at the September 3rd City Council meeting (originally planned for August 20).

Look for updates - including a link to the agenda once it is finalized - in an upcoming Newsletter!

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GPAC Member Content

Economic Diversification 

Following-up on the State of the Wine Industry articles, GPAC Vice Chair Bernie Narvaez continues the focus on our local economy. Should the Economic Element include a recommendation to create a "Community Workforce Plan"? Vice Chair Narvaez shared this example from Austin, Texas.

Austin Metro Area - Master Community Workforce Plan

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

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Supporting Our Future

Early Childhood Policies in General Plans

Investing in early childhood helps create safe and healthy communities. Learn how one city customized its Health and Wellness Element to meet its residents' unique needs in the latest issue of Western City, the monthly magazine of the League of California Cities. 

Supporting Our Future: Early Childhood Policies in General Plans

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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

General Plan Update - Fall Schedule
Staff is working with the Consultant Team to finalize a rough schedule through the end of the year. Formal GPAC Meetings are set for August 26, September 23, and October 28. Additional dates for workshops, outreach events, and educational opportunities are forthcoming. Stay tuned!

Napa 2040 Newsletter
The new e-newsletter for the General Plan Update is ready to launch! General Plan Update - Participate. Stay Informed. (below) will provide interested parties with information on upcoming meetings, surveys, outreach activities, and more. Links to agendas and documents will also be included. 

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