Mintier Harnish has worked with the City of Union City for over 25 years on five housing element updates and two updates to the City’s General Plan. The 2002 General Plan included all State-mandated elements, as well as three new optional elements (Urban Design, Youth and Family Services, and Economic Development). The Plan won a Northern California Section APA Merit Award. Mintier Harnish is currently (2016) working with the City to update the General Plan. Major themes of the update include a focus on economic development and fiscal health, integrating the City’s Climate Action Plan, and promoting community health.