General Plan Update Advisory Committee (GPAC)

General Plan Update Advisory Committee

General Information:
On February 20, 2018, the Town Council approved a preliminary work plan for the 2020 General Plan Update. Part of this process involved the development of a General Plan Update Advisory Committee, comprised of the existing nine-member General Plan Committee (GPC) with up to five "at-large" members to provide broad community representation.  The General Plan Update Advisory Committee (GPAC) would be a separate committee from the GPC whose sole function is to advise the Council on the General Plan Update process.  On April 17, 2018, the Council adopted a resolution officially establishing the General Plan Update Advisory Committee.  
Committee Role:
The responsibilities of the committee members are limited to the review of General Plan issues previously identified by Council and minor modifications of existing policies.  Specifically, members of the the Committee will be asked to:

  • Attend regular meetings no more than twice a month
  • Participate in Public Workshops
  • Identify outdated information in the existing General Plan
  • Address key topics as determined by the Town Council.

The Chair of the General Plan Committee shall serve as Chair of the General Plan Update Advisory Committee.  The advisory committee will determine its schedule (it is anticipated that the committee will meet no more than twice a month).  Committee members are expected to regularly attend meetings and public workshops.  However, it is understood that on occasion, a committee member may not be able to attend a meeting.  Three absences in a calendar year may subject the member to expulsion from the GPAC.

Conflict of Interest:
Upon appointment to the committee, members will be required to file a Conflict of Interest form with the Town for Disclosure Categories 2, 3, and 4 as listed in Section 2.30.615 of the Town Code.

Contact Information:
For more information about the General Plan Update Advisory Committee, contact the Community Development Department at (408) 354-6874.  Contact the Clerk Department at (408) 354-6834 for information about the Committee appointment process.