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Posted on: November 2, 2018

City Clerk Announces Commission and Committee Openings

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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 four openings; one to serve on the Parks, Recreation and Trees Advisory Commission, two to serve on the Planning Commission, and one to serve on the Napa Valley Transportation Active Transportation Advisory Committee. Please submit applications by 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018.

Applications are available online for submission here, or by visiting www.cityofnapa.org and choose Boards Commissions & Committees from the Clerk’s Page. For more information contact Dorothy Roberts, City Clerk, at (707) 257-9503.

About the Openings


The Parks, Recreation and Trees 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. The Commission 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 Planning Commission is advisory to the City Council on matters related to land use and planning, particularly related to amendments to the City's General Plan policies and Zoning Ordinance. The Planning Commission is the decision-making body for specified land use actions, including conditional use permits and design review permits. One of the two appointments shall fill the requirement of “design professional”. Applicants must be City of Napa residents and registered voters.  The Planning Commission meets regularly on the first and third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, located at City Hall, 955 School Street.


The Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) is an Advisory Committee to the Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA), to promote and encourage safe bicycling and walking to further Napa’s goal of becoming a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly city. The Committee consists of eleven members: four members representing the City of Napa; two members represent the County of Napa; two members represent the City of American Canyon; and the Town of Yountville, City of St. Helena, and City of Calistoga each have one member to represent their respective jurisdictions. The Committee meets every month, generally on the 4th Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the NVTA's offices at 625 Burnell Street in Napa.


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