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

The GPAC met on Monday, November 18 and made final edits on the Draft Vision & Guiding Principles. The GPAC also made progress on Land Use & Transportation Alternatives - participating in a design charrette on five Focus Areas in the city. Another charrette is planned for the GPAC meeting tentatively scheduled for January 27, 2020!

Read the November 18 Meeting Notes!

GPAC Member Content

GPAC Member Patrick Band shares the following articles with a theme of corridor redesign. 

Commercial Corridor Redesign in Lancaster, CA - The City of Lancaster converted a drab, auto-oriented arterial into a lively, pedestrian-friendly center.

Ban On Drive-Through Businesses - Minneapolis just banned drive-throughs - a move proponents say will make roadways safer and the air cleaner.

Changing Perspectives Following Traffic Collisions - Does news coverage of traffic crashes affect perceived blame and preferred solutions?

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GPAC Name Badge Re-Order

If anyone is in need of a new GPAC name badge, let us know. Patty will be placing an order on Friday, December 6.

Email Patty!

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General Plan Update - Behind The Scenes

Strategy Meeting
Planning Staff will be meeting with the Consultant Team in early December to strategize for the next GPAC meeting and schedule for the first part of 2020.

SB2 Planning Grant
Planning Staff has submitted the City of Napa's application to the California State Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD) for up to $310,000 in funding under the SB2 Planning Grants Program. The City is proposing utilizing the funds for a Housing Opportunities Inventory and Napa's partnership in an Accessory Dwelling Unit "One-Stop Shop" in conjunction with the North Bay ADU Project.

No Newsletter November 29
There will be no GPAC Quick Hits Newsletter on Friday, November 29.  Happy Thanksgiving... and if you're traveling, safe travels! The Newsletter will resume on Friday, December 6.

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