On January 28, 2015, the Napa Police Department hosted a meeting with residents, community members, County representatives and various service providers to hear concerns relating to issues with homeless persons at or near the Hope Center and the area known as "The Triangle" in the Downtown area.
To continue the process, the City and County enlisted services of a facilitator, Jennifer Le Sar, who is experienced in community development, affordable housing and homelessness issues, to help with a series of three community meetings. The first was held on Thursday April 9 and the second was held Tuesday, April 28. The third meeting to continue the discussion and move toward strategies to decrease impacts in these areas will be held Wednesday May 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Napa County Board of Supervisors Chambers, on the Third Floor of the County Administration Offices at 1195 Third Street.
These meetings are the start of a process to establish priorities and arrive at solutions by creating an appropriate action plan with strategies to address issues in a thoughtful and respectful way.
Key stakeholders have been invited to the meetings and include community members, service providers, City and County government officials, the business community and church representatives.
Below are links to relevant documents:
- Agenda Summary Report for the Napa City Council/Planning Commission Joint Meeting on the Hope Center, Dec. 2007
- Frequently asked questions and answers responding to topics raised at the January 28th meeting, as well as some information about the steps taken to work toward solutions with local law enforcement and service providers.
- Agenda for Apr. 28, 2015 follow up meeting
- Agenda for May 20, 2015 follow up meeting