Want to make a difference in your community? Do you have expertise you could share? The City Clerk is accepting applications from Napa Residents for a total of 21 openings; two to serve on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, three to serve on the Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals, four to serve on the Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee (CDBG), three to serve on the Disability Access Board of Appeals, one to serve on the Napa County Library Commission, three to serve on the Disability Access Board of Appeals, three to serve on the Parks, Recreation, and Trees Advisory Commission, two to serve on the Public Financing Authority (PFA), and three to serve on the Senior Advisory Commission. Applications are available online for submission at www.cityofnapa.org and choose Boards Commissions & Committees form the City Clerk’s Page. Please submit application by 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 25, 2023.
Applications are available online for submission at www.cityofnapa.org and choose Boards Commissions & Committees from the Clerk’s Page. Click Read More (link below) for more information about the Commission and its guidelines and requirements.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission advisory to City Council and to the City’s Public Works Department on matters regarding bicycle transportation and bicycle and pedestrian issues. Each member should demonstrate dedication as a bicyclist and/or training in the field of transportation, recreational trail planning, or engineering. Applicants must be City of Napa residents and registered voters. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission meets on the second Thursday of even-numbered months. Meetings being at 4:00 p.m. in the City Council City Council Committee Room at City Hall, 955 School St., Napa.
The Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals is the local appeals board for the City of Napa regarding issues related to building and fire codes. If requested by the Chief Building Official or the Fire Code Official, the Board may also provide advisory comments regarding issues such as the potential adoption of new codes or proposed code changes. Each member should demonstrate knowledge, experience, and training in matters related to building construction and fire protection. Three appointments shall serve concurrently on the Disability Access Board of Appeals. Applicants must be City of Napa residents and registered voters. The Board has no regular meetings and are called as needed.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Advisory Committee is advisory to City Council on matters regarding the assessment, planning, development, implementation and amendment of programs under the Community Development Block Grant program, a grant program to assist low and moderate income residents administered by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Applicants must be Full time City of Napa residents and registered voters. Members may include representatives from the business community, disabled persons, youth, seniors, minority groups, low and moderate-income persons, others who are directly affected by the CDBG program. The CDBG Citizens’ Committee meets on the fourth Monday of the month on an as-needed basis, with supplemental meetings during the Community Development Block Grant application process during the spring of each year. Meetings are held in the City Council Committee Room at City Hall, 955 School St., Napa.
The Disability Access Board of Appeals renders decisions when a person aggrieved by a determination made by the Chief Building Official or Fire Code Official in administering or enforcing access to “public accommodations or facilities” appeals the determination. Two of five members are “physically handicapped persons” and the remaining three members also serve on the Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals. Applicants must be City of Napa residents and registered voters. Three of these appointments shall serve concurrently on the Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals and two appointment shall be a “physically handicapped person”. The Committee has no regular meetings and are called as needed.
The Napa County Library Commission functions under the authority of the County Board of Supervisors, reports on matters concerning the Library, and serves as community advocates on behalf of the Library. The Commission is made up of eight members appointed as follows: two appointed by the Napa City Council; three appointed by the County Board of Supervisors; one appointed by the Calistoga City Council; one appointed by the American Canyon City Council; and one appointed by the Yountville Town Council. Term of office is for a period of three years. The City of Napa representative to the Napa County Library Commission must be a resident of the City of Napa. Meetings are held the first Thursday of every other month.
The Parks, Recreation and Tree Advisory Commission is advisory to City Council and the Parks and Recreation Services Director on matters affecting the acquisition, development and maintenance of parks within the city; public recreation; cultural activities of public interest; matters affecting development of privately and publicly landscaped areas within the city; and matters related to trees, tree preservation and arboriculture, including the review of city tree ordinances, policies and programs. The commission is also authorized to take action as the decision-making body for specified actions set forth in the Municipal Code, particularly related to appeals of decisions regarding planting and removal of city trees under chapter 12.44 and the consideration of permits for activities affecting significant trees and appeals of determinations regarding activities affecting protected trees pursuant to chapter 12.45.
Seven voting members appointed by the City Council. One member is a non-voting high school student in the City of Napa. This recruitment is for the High School Representative.
Meets on the third Wednesday of every other month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 955 School Street, Napa.
The Public Financing Authority (PFA) is the governing board for the Napa Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD). The EIFD provides financing of public capital facilities and other specified projects of communitywide significance that provide significant benefits to properties within the EIFD or the surrounding community. The members must be Full-time resident and registered vote of the City of Napa. All members must complete a Statement of Economic Interest when appointed and annually thereafter. There are five members, including: three members of the City Council, and two members of the public chosen by the City Council in accordance with resolution R2016-5. Meets annually and as necessary to perform the responsibilities under the EIFD Law, including the review and approval of an Infrastructure Financing Plan (and any proposed amendments to that Plan), and the consideration of issuance of bonds to finance the projects defined by the Infrastructure Financing Plan.
The Senior Advisory Commission makes recommendations to the City Council and the Parks and Recreation Services Director on matters regarding services, facility use, and recreational activities at the Napa Senior Center, as well as establishes short- and long-term goals for senior programs. Applicants must be City of Napa residents and registered voters. One appointment shall fill the requirement of “senior agency representative” and three appointments shall fill the requirement of “senior community at large representative”. Commission meets on the first Wednesday of every other month. Meetings being at 2:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, 1500 Jefferson Street
The City of Napa recruits throughout the year for interested residents to serve on a variety of boards and commissions that examine issues of community concern. Volunteers appointed to serve on a board or commission help City Council and city departments examine issues and, in turn, shape the future of Napa. Board and Commission members are appointed by the City Council and terms vary but are typically either two or three years. Most board members must be city residents and registered voters.
To find out more about the different commissions, committees and boards and to apply online, please visit www.cityofnapa.org/BoardsandCommissions. For more information contact Tiffany Carranza, City Clerk, at (707) 257-9503.