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 Rescheduled!

Due to cancellation, the October 28 GPAC meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, November 18. We will be meeting back in the NVTA Board Room.

Monday, November 18
5:30 - 7:30PM
NVTA Board Room
625 Burnell Street

Agenda Packet available November 13

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GPAC Member Content

GPAC Member John Glaser shares this article on Tesla's efforts to get cities to streamline vehicle charging stations.

Tesla, ChargePoint Pushing Cities to Upgrade Permitting, Encourage Charging Readiness

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Cities of Opportunity

Healthy People, Thriving Communities

The City of Napa is one of six cities selected to participate in an initiative to study and address multiple factors that affect health, with a focus on housing, economic opportunity, and city planning and design.

What's Next?
The City of Napa team - consisting of Assistant City Manager Fran Robustelli, CDD Director Vin Smith, and Economic Development Manager Robin Schabes - will travel to Washington, DC next week to learn more about Napa's participation in the initiative.

Participating Cities
Napa, California; Dubuque, Iowa; Duluth, Minnesota; Evanston, Illinois; Las Vegas, Nevada; and South Fulton, Georgia

More Information
Six New Cities Selected to Address Root Causes of Poor Health - Article from the National League of Cities

Highlights and Summary from 12-City Pilot Program

Farmers Markets & Local Economies

Farmers markets have become more than just a shopping destination - they also contribute to the local economy, build community, and enhance urban life.

How Farmers Markets in Napa, Elsewhere in California Enhance Urban Economies - Editorial by David Layland of the Napa Farmers Market, North Bay Business Journal, October 25, 2019.

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City Hall Facilities Project Updates

Upcoming Meetings & Workshops

The City Hall Facilities Project Team will be reporting back to City Council at the November 19 City Council meeting.

Community Workshops have been scheduled for Wednesday, December 11.

More information to come!

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