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City Manager Mike Parness

City Manager Mike Parness Announces Retirement

City Manager Mike Parness announced earlier this week he will retire on July 27, 2018, after over 11 years of service to the City of Napa. He had hoped to serve through the rest of the calendar year, but it has become necessary to schedule another knee surgery and delaying further is not an option.

The Napa City Council has appointed Napa Police Chief Steve Potter as the Interim City Manager, which will become effective immediately following the retirement of current City Manager Mike Parness on July 27th. Concurrently with Potter beginning his new responsibilities as Interim City Manager, he will be stepping down from the Police Chief position; and Robert Plummer, recently hired from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, will begin his service as the new Police Chief for the City of Napa.

Torch Run

Coming Up: Civic Center Community Open House

Stop by our Civic Center Open House to see and hear more about the project, ask questions and provide feedback!

Date: Wednesday, July 18
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Location: Senior Center – Social Hall, 1500 Jefferson Street

Talk with City staff, project architects and designers, and learn more about the project design, parking, budget and financing, and more! Can't make the event? No worries - more open houses are planned for the next few months so stay tuned! 

You can also learn more about the project by visiting

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Napa Lighted Art Festival - Call for Artists!

City of Napa is pleased to announce that the Napa Lighted Art Festival is now accepting Call For Artists submissions. The festival will be held on January 12-20, 2019 in downtown Napa and the Oxbow District. Artists can apply here. The deadline for submissions is August 17, 2018. The Napa Lighted Art Festival supports innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium. The spirit of the Napa Lighted Art Festival embodies the following core concepts: Innovative, Contemporary, Uplifting, Inspiring, and Imaginative. For more information about the becoming an artist or sponsor, please contact Pete Hangen at [email protected].


Down Payment Assistance Workshop For First Time Homebuyers 

The Cities of Napa and American Canyon have Down Payment Assistance Programs available for first time homebuyers to purchase single family homes or condos.  A Workshop has been scheduled to educate first time homebuyers on the home buying and mortgage loan process, and to inform them about the City’s Down Payment Assistance Program eligibility criteria.  

The next available workshop will be held on Thursday, August 16th 6:30 p.m. at the City of American Canyon’s City Council Chambers located at 4381 Broadway, Suite 201, American Canyon.  

To register, email Andrea Clark at: [email protected] or call 257-935


Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit: Pilot Programs Workshop - Next Week

Join the City of Napa and Napa County for an informational workshop on creating a rental unit on your property in the City or the County. Learn how you can be part of the affordable housing solution -- and earn additional income by adding a dwelling unit within your existing single-family residence. Here is an informational flyer you can print and share.

When: 6-8 PM, Monday, July 16
Where: City of Napa Senior Center – Social Hall, 1500 Jefferson Street, Napa

For more information: 
[email protected] / 707-257-9430 or
[email protected] / 707-299-1352


Recycling Remains as Important as Ever 

Recycling (and composting) is more important than ever.  The City of Napa’s recycling rate (more technically known as “landfill diversion” rate) has improved from a 27% rate in 1995 to an estimated 69% rate in 2017 (measured the same way as 1995). That 42% improvement is very real and very important and represents thousands of tons of discarded materials that get recycled or composted and not wasted in a landfill (the City of Napa and south Napa County disposal currently go to Potrero Hills landfill outside of Suisun).  

Read more about it here!

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Napa County Impact Survey - take it today!

Napa County may be eligible for housing related disaster relief funding. In order to qualify for funding, the County must demonstrate the economic impacts the 2017 wildfires had on the local workforce and businesses. The County is requesting public participation via survey from individuals impacted by the disaster--whether as a homeowner, renter, employee, business owner or employer. Your participation is greatly appreciated, and will support Napa County’s application for funding.

The survey is anonymous and no personal or identifiable information (name, address, place of employment etc.) is requested. The survey is available in both English and Spanish. Please select “Spanish” from the drop down menu on the left side of the screen to convert the survey to Spanish. Click here to take the survey!

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Parks Pathway Repair Project Underway

Construction began at Camille Park yesterday for the Parks Pathway Repair Project. The pathways will be demolished, then repaved. Accessibility improvements will also be made along the path. Construction is expected to continue through August 17th.

The park will remain open during construction and surrounding neighbors have been notified of the impending work.

Once the pathways are complete at Camille Park, the crew will move to O'Brien and Century Oaks Parks to continue updating the pathways there!

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Newest Job Opportunities 

Visit to see all of the newest job opportunities!

Safety Specialist (Safety Analyst)
Open/Close Dates: 6/28/18-7/29/18

Are you hungry to produce great work in the areas of safety programs, workers compensation, and employee wellness?  Do you enjoy working outdoors as much as you enjoy working indoors? Then APPLY today and bring your expertise to the City of Napa, benefiting not only the employees of the organization but the community we serve!
Senior Planner - closing soon!
Open/Close Dates: 6/15/18-7/15/18

Do you want to be an integral part of the Napa development review team? Are you hungry to produce great work in the areas of land development, zoning, environmental review, and mentorship of other staff? Then APPLY today and bring your planning prowess to the City of Napa, benefiting not only the employees of the organization but the community we serve!

Third Thursdays @ 5

California Zephyr at the next Third Thursdays @ 5 - July 19!

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! At the next event on July 19, enjoy California Zephyr, a folk and country band that you won't want to miss.

Check out the flyer for the full summer line up!

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Napa City Council agenda for Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - now online!

The next City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 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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