Napa Riverfront
Main Street Boat Dock

You're invited to Community Day at the Main Street Boat Dock March 24

With spring approaching, come see what’s new at the Boat Dock!

The City of Napa is excited to host a Community Day on Saturday, March 24, at the Main Street Boat Dock, in partnership with Tideline Marine Group. This event is one of many planned this year, as we begin to provide recreational opportunities and transportation along the beautiful Napa River for residents and visitors. This private-partnership with Tideline Marine Group will help increase the utilization of this public facility as well as provide maritime expertise and oversight of the boat dock.

On Saturday, March 24, come and check out some of the new offerings that will soon be available at the boat dock, including kayak and stand up paddle board demos! From 12pm – 3pm, visit Enjoy Napa Valley and Napa Valley Paddle right above the boat dock, and sign up for small group kayak and paddle board demos. Try some food from nearby restaurants, while you visit with Gondola Servizio – the new gondola service! 

Starting in April, all these recreational services will be available at the dock on weekends and they will expand to daily services during the summer as demand increases. Working with Tideline will help support partnerships with other local and Bay Area businesses to continually expand programs and services for the community. Learn more here or at

Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day Celebration comes to Napa once again on April 22

City of Napa Recycling and Water Conservation exhibits will join dozens of others in the Oxbow Commons on Sunday, April 22nd to celebrate Earth Day, educating festival attendees about how they can make a difference for Napa and the planet. Moving to Sunday this year, the event runs from 11 am to 4 pm downtown along the Napa River at the wonderful Oxbow Commons Park. There will be activities for the whole family, from crafts, games, and farm animals to yoga, beer, and wine - and of course delicious local food!  Music and dancers will entertain, with bands sponsored by BottleRock Napa Valley. Best of all, beverage sales fund bus grants that enable Napa County students to enjoy environmental field trips. The event is hosted by the Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County (EECNC). Full details are found at

DUI doesn't just mean booze

This St. Paddy’s Day, Don’t Rely on the Luck o’ the Irish: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most popular holidays in the United States. With a plethora of Irish immigrants—and many, many more St. Paddy’s Day well-wishers, the holiday is heavily celebrated by most Americans with friendly pinches, bangers n’ mash, and green beer galore. Sadly, all this merry-making can lead to dangerous driving conditions as party-goers head home.

In 2016 alone, 60 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Paddy’s Day holiday period (6 p.m. March 16 to 5:59 a.m. March 18) nationwide. The selfish act of drinking and driving can rip people from their friends and loved ones forever. For this reason, the Napa Police Department is working to spread the message about the dangers of drunk driving. Even one drink can be one too many. If you’re heading out for the Irish festivities, plan ahead and remember: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.

Napa Police Department will deploy additional officers on special DUI Saturation Patrols specifically to stop and arrest drivers showing signs of alcohol or drug impairment during the hours of 6:00 PM and 1:00 AM. Police, Sheriff and the CHP will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes.

In recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. Napa PD supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana use can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

Remember: It’s not just about you. There are other people on the roads who want to get where they are going safely. Don’t let alcohol and or drug impairment cause you to be a risk to yourself and others on the road. Impaired driving is an act of selfishness. Before you put your keys in the ignition, remind yourself: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. If you feel a buzz, you are in no shape to drive.”

The Napa Police Department recommends the following safe alternatives to drinking and driving:
- First: Always remember to plan ahead. If you plan to drink, plan for a sober driver to take you home. Is it your turn to be the designated driver? Take that role seriously—your friends are relying on you.
- There are many other ways to ensure a safe ride home besides relying on a friend. The OTS DDVIP app is now available for free download on iOS and Android devices. The app offers enhanced features, allowing users to search all participating bars and restaurants throughout California. Additionally, the app users can easily order a sober ride from Uber, Lyft or Curb.
- The Napa County DUI Prevention Coalition encourages the use of designated drivers, local cab companies or Curb, Uber or Lyft services. For more information visit
- Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get them home safely.
- Always remember to report drunk drivers - call 911.
This enforcement effort is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,
The Next DUI campaign is set for Cinco de Mayo.

Napa receives finance award for budget presentation

Keeping the City of Napa’s money and finances in top shape is a priority for city
leaders. Today, the city is proud announce it has received the Government Finance
Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.
The award is a significant achievement by the city. Government entities that receive this
award have pioneered methods that improve the quality of budgeting and provide an
example for other governments throughout North America. In order to receive the budget award, the city had to meet nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. The guidelines are designed to assess how well a government entity’s budget serves as: a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device. Those budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and in the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories to receive the award.
There are more than 1,600 participants in the GFOA Budget Awards Program. View the City of Napa's budgets and financial reports on our Finance Page.

Newest Job Opportunities

Visit the Napa Careers page to see the newest job opportunities, from Police Chief to Urban Forester!

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Napa City Council agenda for
March 20, 2018 now online!

The next City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 20, at City Hall.

Where: City Hall Council Chambers, 955 School Street, Napa

When: 3:30 PM Afternoon Session, 6:30 PM Evening Session

View the meeting details and agenda here to see what will be discussed!

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Faster, cleaner, & easier! The City of Napa launches new website!

We are very excited to announce the launch the new City of Napa website!  We had it designed with ease of use in mind as well access to more information for our residents than ever before!  

If the website feels familiar, that's because we used the same company that just overhauled the county's website.  We are hoping the similarities will make it easier to use them both.

Check out!  You'll find a lot of new features including: 

• Text/email alerts for newsletters, and calendars
• Easy to navigate locations using Google Maps
• An updated, responsive design that design that automatically adjusts to mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets
• Interactive forms that allow users to submit information electronically
• Updated search tool to help users find exactly what they are looking for
• Integration with social media platforms
• ADA accessibility

And, be sure to let us know what you think!
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