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!

Napa 2040 Logo

Next GPAC Meeting - New Location!

Monday, October 28
5:30 - 7:30PM
Napa Valley Unified School District
2425 Jefferson Street
Room 205

Location Information

Vineyard Photo

GPAC Member Content

GPAC Member Lauren Ackerman shares this San Francisco Chronicle column on how the wine industry is changing to attract the Millennial generation.

Why Wine Country Isn't Attracting Millennials

Napa Climate NOW Logo

Climate Ride!

Napa Climate NOW! Bike Ride & Picnic

Join Napa Climate NOW! for their 2nd Annual Connect The Dots bike ride, picnic, and Climate Champions Awards Ceremony!

Saturday, October 26
10:30 - 2:00PM
Fuller Park
More Information

ADU Photo
ADU Photo
ADU Photo

Housing Update

The Planning and Housing Divisions provided an update on housing to the City Council at their October 1 meeting. The update included information on the City's housing supply and demand, residential development activity, and steps the City is taking to facilitate housing opportunities.

October 1 Housing Presentation 

MTC Logo

FREE Training Opportunity!

Transit-Supportive Density Webinar

The Priority Development Area (PDA) Program, predicated on infill development near quality transit, is central to achieving increasingly aggressive regional and state Greenhouse Gas reduction goals. In order to grow in ways that support quality transit while benefiting communities, identifying the right set of densities is critical. This forum will explore best practices and evidence from recent research on transit-supportive housing and job densities.

Thursday, October 24
10AM - 12PM
More information & Register

View Map of Napa's PDA


Updates from Napa Valley Transit Authority

Napa Countywide Bicycle Plan

NVTA has recently announced that the Napa Countywide Bicycle Plan draft is available on their website. The Plan and environmental documents are scheduled to go before the NVTA Board for adoption at their October 23 meeting.

Countywide Transit Plan (CTP)

NVTA has launched an update of the Countywide Transportation Plan to create a shared vision for 2045. The Plan will incorporate ideas from residents and jurisdictions across Napa County.

Share your transportation improvement ideas by taking the survey!
More information can be found on the project website.

General Plan Update - Behind the Scenes

Senior Staff Update
Dyett & Bhatia provided an update of the General Plan process to the Senior Staff on Wednesday, October 16.

Vision & Guiding Principles Document
An updated version of the Community Vision & Guiding Principles Document will be provided in the GPAC Meeting agenda packet scheduled to go out on Wednesday, October 23. Hard copies of the full color, eight page booklet will be distributed at the meeting!

No Newsletter Next Week
The GPAC Quick Hits Newsletter will resume on Friday, November 1.

Stay Connected!

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

You can direct any questions to [email protected] and subscribe to the General Plan newsletter at 

Powered by
CivicSend - A product of CivicPlus