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 Meeting Recap

August 26, 2019

The GPAC Meeting included presenting ideas for Guiding Principles as well as a mapping exercise to identify Land Use and Transportation Alternatives. These will be refined for further discussion at the September 23 GPAC Meeting. An online mapping tool will be created in the coming week for additional GPAC input (see "Behind the Scenes" below).

                       See results from the Mapping Exercise

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Share Your Thoughts!

Do you have more thoughts to share on Guiding Principles and/or Land Use & Transportation Alternatives? 

Email me!

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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 2012 Sustainability Plan at the September 3rd City Council meeting. 

City Council Meeting
Afternoon Sesstion - 3:30PM
Agenda Item 5.C


NVTA Transportation Summit

NVTA wants your input on the future of transportation in Napa. You'll have the opportunity to meet the NVTA Board members, learn about transportation projects in Napa County that affect you, discover our public transit innovations, and tour an all-electric zero-emissions bus. Complimentary Beverages & Light Bites will be provided. 

Find more information at the website.

The event is FREE but registration is encouraged!
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Wednesday, September 18
4:00 - 6:00PM
CIA Copia
500 First Street

Focus on Climate

Carbon Neutral Cities

A report from the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance highlights "Bold Actions by Cities to Accelerate Progress Toward Carbon Neutrality". Read the report.

Urban Tree Canopy

Citing a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, this report focuses on the role trees play in keeping our cities and towns cool. Read the report.

General Plan Update - Behind the Scenes

Alternatives - Mapping Program
Staff is working with the Consultant Team to release an online mapping tool for GPAC Members to access for continued dialogue on potential Land Use and Transportation Alternatives. This should be live in the coming week and will be forwarded to the GPAC Members via email.

Health in All Policies Forum
Staff has secured a location for a Health in All Policies forum being organized by members of the GPAC. Save the date! Monday, October 7 - 5:30PM in the Senior Center. Speaker lineup forthcoming. 

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