What is the General Plan Advisory Committee?

The General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC), a Council appointed committee, will supplement the community input provided at public workshops and will provide feedback and guidance throughout the Morgan Hill 2035 project process. To view the GPAC roster, click here (0.08 MB PDF). The GPAC has three main functions, all of which are of equal importance: The GPAC is an advisory committee only. Their input will be forwarded to the City Council for final action. GPAC meetings are open to the public and always include a time for the GPAC to hear from the community.

Upcoming Meetings

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Past Meetings

Thursday, March 24, 2016, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #23 - Draft General Plan
GPAC Meeting #23 will take place on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Morgan Hill City Council Chambers. At this meeting, the GPAC will continue their review of the Draft General Plan. Please check this page for updates. GPAC #23 Agenda (0.2 MB PDF) Morgan Hill 2035 Schedule (0.5 MB PDF) Draft Big Ideas and Vision (3.2 MB PDF)
Thursday, February 18, 2016, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #22 - Draft General Plan
GPAC Meeting #22 took place on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Morgan Hill City Council Chambers. At this meeting, the GPAC continued their review of the Draft General Plan. GPAC #22 Agenda (0.1 MB PDF)
Thursday, January 21, 2016, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #21 - Draft General Plan
GPAC Meeting #21 took place on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Morgan Hill City Council Chambers. At this meeting, the GPAC continued their review of the Draft General Plan. GPAC #21 Agenda (0.1 MB PDF) Pete Kutras and Dick Oliver Comments on Draft General Plan (0.3 MB PDF)
Thursday, November 19, 2015, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #20 - Draft General Plan
GPAC Meeting #20 was held on November 19, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Morgan Hill City Council Chambers. At this meeting, the GPAC reviewed and discussed the Draft General Plan. GPAC #20 Agenda (0.1 MB PDF) Draft General Plan (13.5 MB PDF) Draft General Plan Memorandum (0.1 MB PDF) GPAC #20 Presentation (3.2 MB PDF) GPAC #19 Summary (0.1 MB PDF)
Thursday, October 8, 2015, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #19 - OPTIONAL
GPAC Meeting #19 was held on October 8, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Morgan Hill City Council Chambers. At this meeting, the GPAC discussed: Planning Commission feedback on Draft General Plan Policy Additions; Potential Land Use Plan Changes, including the SEQ-Chiala site; and Comparison of Ratios of Single Family to Multi-family. Planning Commission Input on New Policies (0.2 MB PDF) Single Family/Multi-Family Housing Split (0.1 MB PDF) GPAC #19 Presentation (1.5 MB PDF) Garcia GP Land Use Change Request (.2 MB PDF) GPAC Chiala TDR Opportunity Site (1.2 MB PDF)
Thursday, August 27, 2015, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #18 - SEQ and RDCS Update Progress Report
GPAC Meeting #18 was held on August 27, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Morgan Hill City Council Chambers. At this meeting, the GPAC discussed the SEQ and received a progress report on the RDCS Update. GPAC #18 Agenda (0.1 MB PDF) Summary of City Council SEQ Actions (0.1 MB PDF) SEQ Background Information (website link) GPAC #18 Presentation (2.0 MB PDF) GPAC #18 Meeting Summary (0.2 MB PDF)
Thursday, April 23, 2015, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #17 - RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT CONTROL SYSTEM AND CITY BOUNDARIES
GPAC Meeting #17 was held on April 23, 2015 from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Morgan Hill City Council Chambers. At this meeting, the GPAC discussed parameters for the update to the Residential Development Control System as well as potential revisions to City boundaries. GPAC #17 Agenda (0.1 MB PDF) Staff Report on Morgan Hill 2035 RDCS Update, including Growth Management White Paper, Overview of the Residential Development Control System, and Growth Management Symposium Summary (2.9 MB PDF) Summary of April 15 City Council/Planning Commission Study Session on RDCS (0.1 MB PDF) Urban Growth Boundary and Urban Limit Line Background Report (0.1 MB PDF) Morgan Hill City Boundaries Map (1.9 MB PDF)
Thursday, February 26, 2015, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #16 (Optional) - CLIMATE ACTION PLAN
GPAC Meeting #16 was held on February 26, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Morgan Hill City Council Chambers. This was an optional meeting and was not counted toward attendance requirements. GPAC #16 Agenda (0.1 MB PDF) Climate Action Plan Memo (0.1 MB PDF) Big Ideas (0.1 MB PDF) Draft Preferred Land Use Plan (Opportunity Sites Only) (0.8 MB PDF) Draft Preferred Land Use Plan (1.1 MB PDF) Existing and Proposed Boundaries (1 MB PDF) GPAC Meeting #15 Summary (0.1 MB PDF)
Thursday, January 22, 2015, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #15 - "BIG IDEAS" AND DRAFT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POLICIES
GPAC Meeting #15 was held on January 22, 2015 from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Morgan Hill City Council Chambers. GPAC #15 Agenda (0.1 MB PDF) Draft Economic Development Policies (0.1 MB PDF) Draft Big Ideas (0.1 MB PDF) Draft Vision Statement (0.1 MB PDF) GPAC #14 Meeting Summary (0.1 MB PDF)
Thursday, November 20, 2014, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #14 - DRAFT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT POLICIES
GPAC Meeting #14 was held on November 20, 2014 from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Morgan Hill City Council Chambers at 17555 Peak Avenue. At this meeting, the GPAC discussed policy options for the Community Development Element. The public had an opportunity to comment at this meeting. GPAC #14 Agenda (0.1 MB PDF) Policy Options Memo: Community Development (0.1 MB PDF) GPAC #13 Meeting Summary (0.1 MB PDF)
Thursday, October 23, 2014, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #13 - DRAFT CIRCULATION, OPEN SPACE AND CONSERVATION, AND PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICIES
GPAC Meeting #13 was held on October 23, 2014 from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Morgan Hill City Council Chambers at 17555 Peak Avenue. At this meeting, the GPAC discussed policy options for the Circulation, Open Space and Conservation, and Public Health and Safety Elements. The public had an opportunity to comment at this meeting. GPAC #13 Agenda (0.1 MB PDF) Policy Options Memo: Circulation, Open Space and Conservation, and Public Health and Safety (0.1 MB PDF) City Council/Planning Commission Study Session #4 Summary (0.1 MB PDF) GPAC #13 Meeting Summary (0.1 MB PDF)
Thursday, September 25, 2014, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #12 - GPAC PREFERRED LAND USE PLAN
GPAC Meeting #12 was held on September 25, 2014 from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Morgan Hill City Council Chambers. GPAC #12 Agenda (0.1 MB PDF) GPAC #12 Cover Memorandum (0.1 MB PDF) Community Workshop #3 Summary (0.4 MB PDF) Summary of GPAC #11 and Community Workshop #3 Feedback (0.2 MB PDF) Preliminary GPAC Preferred Land Use Plan Map (Opportunity Sites Only) (3.4 MB PDF) Preliminary GPAC Preferred Land Use Plan Map (Citywide) (0.6 MB PDF) Preliminary GPAC Preferred Land Use Plan Summary Table (0.1 MB PDF) Opportunity Site 18 Property Owner Request Letter (1.1 MB PDF) GPAC #12 Meeting Summary (0.1 MB PDF)
Thursday, August 28, 2014, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #11 - CREATING A PREFERRED LAND USE PLAN
GPAC Meeting #11 was held on August 28, 2014 from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Morgan Hill City Council Chambers. The purpose of this meeting was for the GPAC to provide City staff with feedback on land use alternatives for each of the 25 opportunity sites and the 12 proposed General Plan Amendments. Staff will use this feedback to create a Draft Preferred Land Use Plan to bring back to the GPAC for discussion in September. GPAC #11 Agenda (0.1 MB PDF) GPAC #11 Cover Memorandum (0.3 MB PDF) GPAC #10 Meeting Summary (0.1 MB PDF) Opportunity Site Maps (8.0 MB PDF) Opportunity Site Table (0.2 MB PDF) General Plan Amendments Map (1.1 MB PDF) General Plan Amendments Table (0.1 MB PDF) General Plan Text Changes with Land Use Implications (0.1 MB PDF) MHUSD Demographic Study (10 MB PDF)
Thursday, June 26, 2014, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #10 - ALTERNATIVES ANALYSIS INTRODUCTION
GPAC Meeting #10 was held on June 26, 2014 from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, Hiram Morgan Hill Room. At this meeting, the GPAC reviewed the Growth Alternatives Evaluation. GPAC #10 Agenda (0.1 MB PDF) GPAC #10 Cover Memo (0.1 MB PDF) Growth Alternatives Workbook (4.8 MB PDF) Growth Alternatives Evaluation (4.7 MB PDF) GPAC #9 Meeting Summary (0.1 MB PDF)
Thursday, March 27, 2014, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #9 - DEMOGRAPHICS, HOUSING ELEMENT AND DENSITY POLICY
GPAC Meeting #9 was held at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, El Toro Room, on March 27, 2014 from 6:30-9:00 pm. The public had an opportunity to provide comments at the meeting. Cover Memo (0.1 MB PDF) Meeting Agenda (0.1 MB PDF) GPAC Meeting #8 Summary (0.1 MB PDF) Draft Morgan Hill 2015-2023 Housing Element (1.4 MB PDF) Draft Morgan Hill 2015-2023 Housing Element Appendices (1.5 MB PDF) Reading Resource 1: Young couples seek townhouses and condos with an urban feel (0.1 MB PDF) (Link to website) Reading Resource 2: Affordable Housing Funding Landscape and Local Best Practices (1 MB PDF) Reading Resource 3: Ten things planners need to know about demographics and the future real estate market (1 MB PDF) Reading Resource 4: California’s Affordable Rental Housing Crisis (0.2 MB PDF) (Link to website) Reading Resource 5: How A Giant Mall Parking Lot Turned Into A Park And A Walkable Community (0.5 MB PDF) (Link to website) Reading Resource 6: The Next Real Estate Boom | Brookings Institution (Link to website) Reading Resource 7: Quantifying the Cost of Sprawl (Link to website) Reading Resource 8: Peter Calthorpe on why urbanism is the cheapest, smartest way to fight climate change (Link to website) Michael Freedman at the Mountain View Walk the Talk Forum (Link to website) Correspondence submitted by Gordon Jacoby (3.6 MB PDF) (Link to website) GPAC Meeting #9 Summary (0.1 MB PDF)
Thursday, March 6, 2014, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #8 - Agricultural Policy
GPAC Meeting #8 took place at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, Hiram Morgan Hill Room, on March 6, 2014 from 6:30-9:00 pm. The public had an opportunity to provide comment at this meeting. Cover Memo (0.1 MB PDF) Agenda (0.1 MB PDF) Existing GP Ag Policies (0.1 MB PDF) Draft Ag Policies (2 MB PDF) GPAC Meeting 7 Summary (0.1 MB PDF) Correspondence 1 (0.1 MB PDF) Reading Resource 1: Locally Nourished (SPUR) (0.1 MB PDF)(Link to website) Reading Resource 2: Legislature Enacts Law To Encourage Urban Farming (0.1 MB PDF) Reading Resource 3: The Liberty Prairie Foundation, Building Communities With Farms (7 MB PDF) Reading Resource 4: Sustaining Our Agricultural Bounty (7 MB PDF) Reading Resource 5: Bucking Horse (0.1 MB PDF)(Link to website) Reading Resource 6: Agriburbia (0.1 MB PDF) (Link to website) Reading Resource 7: Santa Clara County Food System Assessment (7 MB PDF) Correspondence 2 (0.4 MB PDF) Middle Green Valley Specific Plan Page 1-15 (0.1 MB PDF) Middle Green Valley Key Questions (0.7 MB PDF) Middle Green Valley Handout (0.9 MB PDF) Presentation (12 MB PDF) Correspondence 3 (0.1 MB PDF)
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, CC/PC/GPAC Workshop - Growth Alternatives for Evaluation
The CC/PC/GPAC Workshop was held at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, Hiram Morgan Room on February 19, 2014 from 6:00-7:45 pm. At the workshop, the City Council, Planning Commission, and GPAC provided input on the growth alternatives. The public also had an opportunity to provide comments during the workshop. CC/PC/GPAC Workshop Cover Memo (0.1 MB PDF) CC/PC/GPAC Workshop Agenda (0.1 MB PDF) Draft Growth Alternatives Maps (3.57 MB PDF) Citywide Buildout Calcualtion of Draft Growth Alternatives (0.1 MB PDF) Acreage by Land Use Designation (0.1 MB PDF) Land Use Matrix Showing Change in Designation on Each Opportunity Site (0.1 MB PDF) General Plan Amendment Proposals (1.1 MB PDF) CC/PC Study Session #3 Summary (0.25 MB PDF) Correspondence (36 KB PDF) CC/PC/GPAC Workshop Presentation (5.2 MB PDF) Joint GPAC/CC/PC Workshop Summary (0.1 MB PDF)
Thursday, January 9, 2014, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #7 - Growth Alternative Refinement (cont'd)
GPAC Meeting #7 was held at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, Hiram Morgan Hill Room, on January 9, 2014 from 6:30-9:00 pm. At this meeting, the GPAC continued reviewing and providing feedback on the draft growth alternatives. GPAC #7 Cover Memo (0.1 MB PDF) GPAC #7 Agenda (0.1 MB PDF) GPAC #6 Summary (0.2 MB PDF) Draft Growth Alternatives Maps (4.3 MB PDF) Land Use Change Matrix (0.1 MB PDF) Citywide Buildout Calculation of Draft Growth Alternatives (0.1 MB PDF) Housing Density Examples (4.5 MB PDF) Link to Growth Alternatives Visualization Web Page (Link) Link to Morgan Hill Photo Tour Web Page (Link) Correspondence (2.5 MB PDF) Article (1.5 MB PDF) Text Description of Draft Growth Alternatives (0.1 MB PDF) GPAC 7 Presentation (3.9 MB PDF) GPAC Meeting #7 Summary (0.9 MB PDF)
Thursday, December 12, 2013, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #6 - Refining Growth Alternatives for Evaluation
GPAC Meeting #6 was held at the Centennial Recreation Center Multipurpose Room, 171 W. Edmundson Avenue, on December 12, 2013 from 6:30-9:00 pm. At this meeting, the GPAC provided feedback on the draft growth alternatives and the public had an opportunity to provide comments. GPAC #6 Cover Memo (0.1 MB PDF) GPAC #6 Agenda (0.1 MB PDF) CC/PC Study Session #2 Summary (0.4 MB PDF) Draft Growth Alternatives Maps (3.8 MB PDF) Text Description of Draft Growth Alternatives (0.1 MB PDF) Citywide Buildout Calculation of Draft Growth Alternatives (0.1 MB PDF) St. Catherine’s Community Meeting Summary (0.1 MB PDF) SEQ Project Description (Draft) (0.1 MB PDF) Correspondence 1 (1.5 MB PDF) Correspondence 2 (0.4 MB PDF) GPAC #6 Meeting Summary (0.2 MB PDF) GPAC #6 Presentation (4.4 MB PDF)
Thursday, October 24, 2013, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #5 - Growth Strategies
GPAC Meeting #5 was held at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, Hiram Morgan Hill Room, on October 24, 2013 from 6:30-9:00 pm. At this meeting, the GPAC provided input on potential growth strategies. This meeting provided an overview of the current status of the draft Housing Element but did not address housing topics in detail. The public also had an opportunity to provide comment at this meeting. Meeting materials were posted one week prior to the meeting. GPAC #5 Agenda (0.1 MB PDF) Community Workshop #2 Summary (4.2 MB PDF) Overview of Growth Strategy Concepts (0.2 MB PDF) Matrix Comparison of Growth Strategy Concept Characteristics (0.1 MB PDF) Preliminary Growth Strategy Concept Diagrams (0.3 MB PDF) GPAC #5 Presentation (6.0 MB PDF) GPAC #5 Summary (0.9 MB PDF)
Thursday, June 27, 2013, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #4 - Vision and Goals
GPAC Meeting #4 was held at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, Hiram Morgan Hill Room, on June 27, 2013 from 6:30-9:00 pm. At this meeting, the GPAC provided input on the Draft Vision Statement and General Plan Goals. The public also had an opportunity to provide comment at this meeting. GPAC #4 Agenda (0.1 MB PDF) Existing Community Development, Economic Development, and Housing Element Goals and Policies (0.2 MB PDF) Vision and Goals Table (0.2 MB PDF) Overview of Growth Alternatives Process (0.1 MB PDF) Growth Management Symposium Summary (0.1 MB PDF) Community Workshop #1 Summary (0.3 MB PDF) GPAC #4 Presentation (1.2 MB PDF) GPAC #4 Meeting Summary (0.1 MB PDF)
Thursday, May 30, 2013, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #3 - Existing Conditions
GPAC Meeting #3 was held at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, El Toro Room, on May 30, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 pm. At this meeting, the GPAC reviewed the existing conditions white papers. The public also had an opportunity to provide comment at this meeting. GPAC #3 Agenda (0.1 MB PDF) Public Review Draft Existing Conditions White Papers (web link) Summary of Economic Development Symposium Key Themes (0.1 MB PDF) GPAC #3 Presentation (4.0 MB PDF) GPAC #3 Meeting Summary (0.1 MB PDF)
Thursday, April 25, 2013, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #2 - RDCS Review
GPAC Meeting #2 was held at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, El Toro Room, on April 25, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 pm. At this meeting, the GPAC reviewed the basic goals and objectives of Morgan Hill's growth management program and discussed key strengths and weaknesses of the existing program. The public also had an opportunity to provide comment at this meeting. GPAC #2 Agenda (0.1 MB PDF) GPAC #2 Packet Materials (0.4 MB PDF) GPAC #2 Presentation (0.2 MB PDF) GPAC #2 Meeting Summary (0.9 MB PDF)
Thursday, February 28, 2013, General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting #1 – Project Introduction
GPAC Meeting #1 was held at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, El Toro Room, on February 28, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 pm. At the first meeting of the GPAC, GPAC members will learned about the project scope, schedule, process, and discussed the GPAC’s role and responsibilities.  GPAC members also discussed their key issues and concerns for the Morgan Hill 2035 project. The public was also given an opportunity to provide comment at this meeting. GPAC #1 Agenda (0.1 MB PDF) GPAC #1 Packet Materials (0.2 MB PDF) GPAC #1 Presentation (1.3 MB PDF) GPAC #1 Meeting Summary (0.1 MB PDF)