Napa Riverfront
New Years Holiday
BSA Tree Pickup

Boy Scouts of America 45th Annual Christmas Tree Pick-up & Recycling

TOMORROW - Saturday, January 4th, 2020

After the presents are opened and the celebrations end, let’s recycle, Napa! Our local Boy Scouts will be ready to collect your Christmas trees! Follow the directions below:

Please have your tree on the curb by 9:00 am TOMORROW (January 4, 2020). Please DO NOT set out your tree earlier in the week, since tree collection will not take place until Saturday, January 4th. Trees must be free of ornaments, nails, tinsel, stands, and metal spikes. All are safety hazards.

A voluntary donation of $10.00 per tree is suggested and appreciated. Please do not leave money on the tree! Scouts will come to your door. Please leave a check made out to
“Boy Scouts of America” in an envelope at your door.


Napa Lighted Art Festival Returns

January 11th - 19th, 2020 

Napa does Art After Dark! FREE to the public, this 9-day festival features iconic architecture becomes that  the painting in this unique lighted art walk. Original artwork created by local and international artists will be installed at approximately 13 locations in Downtown Napa, the Oxbow District and other places within the City of Napa. 
Supporting the innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium the Napa Lighted Art Festival is a celebration of creative arts, technology and lights. Artwork displayed at this year’s Napa Lighted Art Festival will include light art, video art, 3D video mapping projections, lighted sculptures and projects that use technology or interactivity. Visit

2020 Festival Highlights

Lantern Parade: Veteran's Park  
Friday, January 17th 6:30pm

Everyone can be a part of Art After Dark!  This fun-filled people parade will start and finish at Veteran’s Park and weave through the various art installations in downtown Napa. All ages are encouraged to participated and create a lantern. A perfect event for the family, be a part of this community art celebration. No fire is allowed, please use battery operated lights.
Download the lantern creation guide here. 

Night Bloom: Oxbow Commons (weather pending) 
Saturday, January 11th & 18th & Sunday, January 12th & 19th  7pm - 8pm 

Napa Valley’s majestic hot air balloons will be uniquely displayed as part of this year’s Art After Dark experience. Several tethered hot air balloons will light up the sky at Oxbow Commons on both weekends of the festival. You won’t want to miss this stunning light show! 
Historical Tours: Saturday, January 11th & 18th and Sunday, January 12th & 19th
The Napa County Historical Society will conduct four illuminating tours of the five historic buildings featured in this year’s Napa Lighted Art Festival on both Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm.  Advanced reservations are recommended. Click here, for more information.

Click here for the Napa Lighted Art Festival Instagram page!

Christmas Light Recycling
Compost Girl

Compost Girl: Compost is Awesome!

Compost Girl wants to help you create a new habit loop that ensures you throw that banana peel into your compost pail, instead of putting it into your landfill container.

Check out the latest from Compost Girl here!

Roundabout Construction

Roundabout Update

Second Roundabout to Open Soon &
First and Second Street Direction Reversal

Construction on the roundabouts is moving along and motorists have surely noticed many of the changes underway in the area. There are still a number of road closures and detours in place as crews have taken advantage of a dry fall and combined some project phases to speed up the overall construction, reduce costs and minimize the impact on the public. At this point in time, the project is about 70% complete and is well ahead of the original project schedule which showed an 18-month construction timeframe. Right now, it looks like the project may be completed in March, but that depends on the weather.

First and California Roundabout

As of today, the second roundabout at First and California may be opening for limited use in the next few weeks. Traffic will still access downtown via Second Street. However, drivers may access northbound California Boulevard once the second roundabout is far enough along with construction. Again, this depends on weather. The second roundabout will not be complete but will function as a roundabout for eastbound First Street drivers wishing to go north on California or access Clay Street to enter downtown. is expected to open in the next week or so. Once this second roundabout is operational,

First and Second Street Direction Reversal

The contractor will continue work to reverse the direction of First and Second Streets (called a couplet flip) sometime around January 9th or 10th. Residents and businesses owners will be notified by the contractor directly about this work as well.  This work will involve the removal and reinstallation of striping and pavement markings to allow for the direction change. The City will be coordinating with the roundabout project contractor to modify the existing signals and striping at First and Second Streets at Jefferson to accommodate the change in direction.  Again, these two phases are weather permitting – and with rain in the forecast, this work could be delayed.

As each phase nears completion, we will continue to share these updates with the community. We appreciate the patience of all the drivers, neighbors and business owners in the area. A large-scale construction project like this can definitely bring a headache or two, but our project partners, Caltrans and O.C. Jones, have worked with the City of Napa to minimize the impacts and speed up the process. We should see the fruits of these labors sooner than expected.

You can find the full list of current detours and roundabout news at

City Hall

Survey Now Open: Napa's Public Safety & City Hall Facilities Project

We want to hear from you - take our survey today!
This survey and your feedback will be used to further inform the City Council members for the January 21, 2020 City Council meeting, as they review staff recommendations on project alternatives and financial plans and recommend next steps on the project.

Survey in English
Encuesta en español

For more information and a link to the project survey please visit the project website:

Community Open House
We would like to invite you to another public presentation and update on the Napa Public Safety and City Hall Facilities project. There will be two more opportunities for you to attend: 
Thursday, January 9, at 4:00 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.held in City Council Chambers in City Hall at 955 School St. Our Project Team will give a brief presentation and be available to answer any questions you might have.

If you cannot make the presentations, there will be a display about the project and the options in the lobby of City Hall beginning on December 9th and running through January 10th. 

Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant Flushing Program to Launch Next Week

The City of Napa Water Division will begin our annual Hydrant Flushing Program during the first week of January 2020. This year’s program is expected to continue through April 2020 and will include Zone 2 and the Zone 4 & 5 areas above the Silverado Country Club.
Hydrant flushing is an important maintenance activity to clean and flush the City water mains. Fire hydrants are opened to move a large volume of water at a higher-than-normal velocity through the mains.  This procedure mobilizes particles and minerals that have settled over time and flushes them out of the system. This activity assists the City in maintaining the highest quality of water in the public water system. 

Due to the nature of the flushing program, it is difficult to determine the exact day we will flush in each area.  For that reason, the Water Division will update the City’s website regularly to provide a map of the region being flushed each day and a map of the region that will be flushed next, to help keep the public up to date on our progress.  The flushing program maps and updates, as well as what you can expect during flushing, can be found at

The City thanks Napa residents and businesses for their patience and apologizes for any inconvenience our program may cause.  Please contact the City of Napa Water Division at (707) 257-9521 with any questions or concerns.

Parking Sign

Goodbye, Chalk!

New Parking Enforcement Tool in Effect Starting January 6, 2020

The new Parking Enforcement vehicles have officially been upfitted with new License Plate Reading (LPR) cameras and software. The Parking Ambassador team has conducted testing of this new technology over the past month to ensure seamless integration of the camera system and handheld citation devices. This new system increases efficiency and accuracy in the new parking enforcement program. This new technology will eliminate the method of tire chalking all together and replace it with LPR. 

On Monday, January 6th, 2020, the LPR testing period will end. This means the Parking Ambassador team will be using LPR for all forms of Parking Enforcement. The team will no longer default to a Warning citation (as we have during the testing period), but will continue issuing Warning citations on a case-by-case basis.

City of Napa Logo

Commissions Opening: Napa County Library Commission

Application Deadline Approaching: Friday, January 10th

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 one opening; one to serve on the Napa County Library Commission.  

Applications are available online for submission at Please submit your application by 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2020.
Learn more about the Commission and its guidelines and requirements here.

NRWS Holiday Schedule

Napa Recycling & Waste Services

Holiday Schedule - New Years

The joy of the holidays quickly turns into piles of recyclables, compost and trash after the gifts are opened. Be sure to check the Napa Recycling & Waste Services office hours so you can clear the clutter! 
NRWS Holiday Schedule

Sandbag Saturdays Reminder

Sandbags Available this Saturday, January 4th

To help the community prepare for possible flooding, sandbags and sand are distributed free of charge to City residents and business owners the first Saturday in November, December, January, February, and March. The distribution takes places from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month at the City Corporation Yard: 770 Jackson Street, Napa.

More information on sandbags is available here.

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