City Council Community Update!
Check out the following updates from the February 7 City Council meeting.
The Napa City Council declared February 2023 as Black History Month! This month we honor the incredible contributions the Black community has made throughout US history. Watch the Council Meeting to check out the special proclamation.
The City of Napa recommended awarding a total of $1.15 million of Community Recovery Bank funds to 21 organizations in Napa. These grants were designated from the City's American Rescue Plan Act funding for local organizations that benefit the community. Residents determined that housing assistance, addressing homelessness, childcare, support for local businesses and workforce development were the top priorities when selecting organizations to award. The City distributed the limited funds based on the proposed projects' alignment with community survey results, level of community benefit and capacity to effectively administer the funds, among other criteria. These recommendations were presented to the City Council, who voted to approve 20 of the recommendations. Another vote will be taken at the March 7th meeting, when a quorum can be reached, to approve one remaining grant recommendation.
Tony Valadez of the Community Development Department presented a spotlight on the efforts of the Code Enforcement team who work hard to maintain Napa as a safe, healthy, and attractive community and ensure that local regulations are followed by all residents and businesses.
The Napa City Council reduced the speed on 23 streets in its annual speed limit update. A construction contract was awarded for the State Route 29 Bicycle and Pedestrian Undercrossing Project. Additionally, the Council approved an assessment of the Napa Storm Drain Infrastructure Conditions. This assessment will help the City determine the extent of infrastructure needing repair.
Watch the City Council meeting here!