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New City of Napa Police Chief

Napa City Manager appoints new Police Chief

The City of Napa has chosen a new police chief.  
Veteran police officer Captain Robert J. Plummer, who has climbed the ranks of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department for nearly three decades, was named Friday by City Manager Mike Parness as the next police chief for the Napa Police Department.
Plummer, currently Captain of Homicide and Sex Crimes Bureau at Las Vegas Metro Police Department, will succeed Chief Steve Potter after he steps down in July, after 30 years with the Napa Police Department. 
This appointment comes after a long and deliberate recruitment process, panel interviews that included members of the community and City staff, and a final review from representatives of the Napa Police Department. 
Captain Plummer demonstrated his commitment to service and leadership in his community and in law enforcement over the course of his career in Las Vegas. 
“He brings a wealth of knowledge to our City,” says Mike Parness. “His experience in the areas of community policing and major event management, along with a range of assignments throughout the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, will prove valuable in his new role.”
The City looks forward to welcoming Captain Plummer to the Napa Police Department by the end of July, when Chief Potter makes his exit. After 36 years in law enforcement and nearly three years as police chief, Chief Potter has been an integral part of the police department, and Napa as a whole. His level of commitment and dedication to the community, and his department, have proven invaluable. “I am very sorry to see Chief Potter go, as he has been the driver of so much positive change in the Police Department,” says Parness. “But I know he will have great successes in his next chapter as well.”

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Save the Date: General Plan Conversation Starters

The second event in our General Plan Conversation Starters has been scheduled!

Date: Friday, June 22
Time: 2PM to 7PM
Location: Archer Hotel, 1230 First Street

The event will cover topics focused on a vision for Downtown Napa. Speakers will present in three panel discussions from 3PM – 6PM with an hour of networking before and after the event. You can also view key takeaways from the last event on May 18 here.

Please keep an eye out on our social media pages and website for an Eventbrite invitation and program soon! The event information will also be included in the next Napa NewsWeekly!

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Linda Vista Avenue Bridge Project

The City of Napa would like to announce that there will be an agenda item at the next City Council Meeting regarding the proposed Linda Vista Bridge Over Napa Creek Project. The City Council Meeting will be held at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the City Hall Council Chambers, 955 School Street, Napa, California.

At a prior City Council Meeting, the community and City Council were presented three road/bridge alignment options developed from an engineering study and input from community meetings. The result was a motion selecting the preferred option of the three with direction to City staff to return to Council at a future date with an informational update on the project as it relates to the Citywide Travel Demand Model. The preferred alignment was determined to be advantageous because it has the greatest potential for slowing vehicle traffic, will require the least overall right-of-way acquisition area, and will require the least number of trees to be removed.

The purpose of this item on the June 5th City Council Agenda is an informational update on the Citywide Travel Demand Model, including information related to Fire Department travel times and to provide direction as to the future of the project. All interested parties are welcome to attend.You can view the full staff report, images and attachments here. Please come to the City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 5, to hear more about the project!

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The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the State Route 121 (SR-121) Sarco Creek Bridge in Napa continuously for three days starting Friday, June 8, 2018 to resurface the bridge deck roadway. 

The new SR-121 Sarco Creek Bridge was opened to traffic in November 2017 with a temporary roadway surface due to the cold and wet winter conditions. 

The permanent bridge deck roadway will be applied during this month’s warmer weather and is designed to last longer and be more durable than the temporary driving surface.  

The bridge will be closed Friday, June 8 at 9:00 AM until Sunday June 10 at 7:00 PM. 

Northbound-SR-121 and Southbound-SR-121 Bridge Closure Detour Routes 
Northbound SR-121 will be closed at the Sarco Creek Bridge between Hagen Road and Trancas Street. All work is weather permitting.

Motorists traveling on northbound SR-121 will be detoured starting at the Lincoln Avenue intersection. Motorists will continue on Lincoln Avenue. to  northbound Soscol Avenue, then eastbound onto Trancas Street, then re-enter northbound SR-121 from Trancas Street. Detour signs and Changeable Message Signs will be posted. Additional detours will be provided through Lincoln Avenue. 

Motorists traveling on southbound SR-121 will be detoured starting at Monticello Road/Trancas Street intersection. Motorist will continue to travel on westbound Trancas St. to  southbound Soscol Avenue, then eastbound  onto Lincoln Avenue, then re-enter southbound SR-121 at the Lincoln Avenue intersection. 

Northbound SR-121 will remain open up to Hagen Road for local traffic only. Northbound traffic will not be allowed on through the bridge. 

Southbound SR-121 will remain open up to Monticello Rd/ Trancas St. for local traffic only. Southbound traffic will not be allowed on through the bridge.

Napa Crack Seal Project Map

Not quite Spring cleaning - more like Spring SEALING!

Over the next two weeks, you may notice a number of "no parking" signs around town. Public Works has launched their Crack Seal Project, which, as it name suggests, will provide a treatment to seal cracks on local streets throughout the City. Bond Blacktop, Inc, the contractor, will be placing these "No Parking" signs on the affected streets stating when the crews will be in each neighborhood. All affected residents have been given prior additional notice and have been asked to park their vehicles in the driveway or outside of the "No Parking Zone" prior to 8:00 AM. During work hours, minor traffic delays can be expected. You can view a general map of all the areas that will be receiving this treatment over the next two weeks and you can also find more detailed maps of all the affected streets here.

Blood Drive

Give blood, save lives!

The City of Napa is hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, June 12, from 12PM - 4PM! This blood drive is sponsored by the Napa Fire Department and will be held at Fire Station 1, 930 Seminary Street, Napa. 

To make an appointment, please visit, click "Donate Blood" and enter sponsor code: Napa Fire Department.

And what is better than saving a life? Well, nothing. But if you donate blood, you will receive a snazzy pair of blood donor socks AND be entered to win a trip to Hawaii courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines, including roundtrip airfare and hotel.

Don't forget your photo ID, and be sure to eat before you arrive and drink plenty of water before donating!

Camp HOPE Fundraiser

Camp HOPE Fundraiser - June 24th

Organizations in Napa are working together to send children who have experienced trauma to a therapeutic camp proven to help improve resiliency and hope - Camp HOPE. The Napa County District Attorney's Office and the Napa Police Department, along with NEWS and other organizations, have come together for a fundraiser for this effort! On Sunday, June 24th, at 2:00 PM, a showing of Ratatouille will be held at Lincoln Theater. An animator along with a panel will be present to discuss the movie and the process.The animator will also be doing some sketches, and some Pixar swag will be auctioned off at the event. 

Tickets are available at Lincoln Theater's website here and are $15.00 each.

Never heard of Camp HOPE? Learn a little more about the work they are doing here.

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City Clerk announces Commission and Committee openings

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 ten openings; two to serve on the Civil Service Commission, three to serve on Cultural Heritage Commission, one to serve on the Measure A Financial Oversight Commission, one to serve on the Parks, Recreation and Trees Advisory Commission and three to serve on the Public Art Steering Committee.  Please submit applications by 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2018.

Applications are available online for submission at and choose Boards Commissions & Committees from the Clerk’s Page. Click here for more information about the Commission and its guidelines and requirements.

Third Thursdays @ 5

Back for Summer: Third Thursdays!

Meet up after work and start the weekend a little early at Napa's newest concert series. Pack a picnic or pick up a meal to go from Oxbow Market then head on down to the Oxbow Commons for Third Thursdays @ 5! Celebrate the beginning of summer with the Aqua Velvets. This surf rock revival band from San Francisco, California, formed in the 1980's by guitarist Miles Corbin. The band recreates the vintage 1963 surf sound with added depth and dimension and original songs that include strings, horns, keyboards, and exotic instruments. Albums include Surfmania, Tiki Beat and El Morocco.

Check out the flyer for the full summer line up!

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Newest Job Opportunities - Public Art Coordinator

The City of Napa has an exciting new opportunity in our Public Art Program as a part-time Public Art Coordinator!

In this position, you will plan, organize and direct the City's arts programs, projects, operations and policy. You will support the Recreation Division Manager with the management of the City's arts and cultural programs, public art installations, long-term public art projects and City-sponsored exhibitions; act as liaison with community groups, organizations, other governmental agencies, city departments, and businesses to coordinate art programs and projects; support the Public Art Steering Committee in the development and administration of municipal arts policy and related projects; and oversee City art programs with other local activities.

The Public Art Coordinator has responsibility for program planning, assist with budgeting, and supervising other part-time staff and volunteers. The Public Art Coordinator would support a wide-range of art programs including the Napa Lighted Art Festival, Downtown Art Walk, and a variety of Public Art Master Plan long-term projects.

Visit to see all of the newest job opportunities, from Fire Inspector to Part-Time Waste Prevention Assistant!

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