Phone: (415) 388-4033 X106
Applications will be screened by Andy Berman, City Council GPAC Representative, Steven Geiszler; Planning Commission GPAC Representative; and Jim McCann, City Manager. Appointments will be made by Ciity Manager McCann and announced the week of March 19, 2012.
GPAC and Working Group meetings will be held on weekday evenings – either Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays (to be determined) – between 6:30 and 9:00 pm. The meetings will begin in early May and go through the end of September of 2012. A detailed schedule will be established once appointments are made.
General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC)
The GPAC is a nine-member committee composed of one City Council member, one Planning Commissioner; and seven community members appointed at-large.
Role: The GPAC will provide oversight and direction to Working Groups and staff on designated topic and issue areas. The GPAC will review the recommendations of the respective Working Groups, provide additional direction, where needed, and make final recommendations to staff on the policies and programs to be included in the Draft General Plan.
General Plan Working Groups
Initially, there will be three Working Groups, as identified below. Examples of topics that the groups will cover are provided in parenthesis:
Natural Environment (e.g. hazards/natural emergencies, habitat, resources, conservation);
Community Vitality (e.g. health, economy, recreation, placemaking); and
Land Use and Mobility (housing, transportation, air quality).
More Working Groups may be formed later in the process as determined to be necessary. Each Working Group will have no more than eleven members and will consist of one City Council member (not on the GPAC), and up to ten community members who will be appointed based on interest, knowledge and/or experience in particular topic or issue areas.
Role: Working Groups will conduct hands-on, in-depth evaluation of issues and be responsible for developing, refining and presenting detailed policy and program recommendations for their respective topic areas to the Advisory Committee.