Council Priorities

  1. Climate Change
  2. Workforce Stability
  3. Housing & Homelessness
  4. General Plan & Housing Element
  5. Economic Recovery & Development

Climate Change

The adopted General Plan now includes a Sustainability Element that outlines goals and policies to combat climate change.

The State of California approved the City of Napa's SB 1383 implementation and reporting plan, which includes the acquisition of a new commercial compost collection truck for Napa Recycling and Waste Services and outreach to the largest generators of compostable organics, such as businesses like restaurants and grocery stores. 

Submitted an offer to purchase property to add a Wood Waste (Biomass) Gasification (WWG) plant as part of an upgrade to the Materials Diversion Facility. 

Issued an RFP for a Feasibility Study to explore options to apply advanced water treatment methods to Napa Sanitation's tertiary treated recycled water in the winter. 

In final stages of hiring a qualified candidate to fill the Management Analyst-Climate Change position in the City Manager's Office, who will assist with implementing Climate Change efforts Citywide.

Exploring options to leverage investment tax credits included in the Federal Inflation Reduction Act to implement Anaerobic Digestion to Biofuel (definition: capture biomethane from food scraps/organic waste to convert into renewable natural gas and fuel refuse and recycling fleet).

Responding to SB 555 Implementation of Water Loss Performance Standards:

    Increased Water Audit Data Validity Score from 49 in 2016 to 75 in 2021, making the data more reliable for water loss control planning.

    Awaiting establishment of final water loss performance standard (gallons per connection per day) that must be met by 2028.

Responding to SB 606/AB 1668 Regulations update “Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life”:

    Obtained landscape area measurements for use in calculating outdoor residential water use target.

    Categorizing commercial, industrial, and institutional (CII) parcels in advance of CII performance measures.

    Preparing to meet first data reporting scheduled for January 1, 2024, although date may be pushed back due to delays in State rulemaking.

Managing response to water issues by exploring the feasibility of supplemental water supplies, issuing an RFP for Feasibility Study to explore options to apply advanced water treatment methods to NapaSan’s tertiary treated recycled water in the winter in order to be used as source (raw) water at the Barwick Jamieson Canyon Water Treatment Plant, and exploring options to participate in Sites Reservoir project.

Updating the Interruptible Ag Program (ordinance and contracts) with support from outside legal counsel.

Updating the Water Supply contract with Congress Valley Water District, with a presentation of the draft agreement to be made to the District for review in early October.

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