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OxBOO 2018 Fall Festival

OxBOO 2018 Fall Festival - This Weekend!

The OxBOO 2018 Fall Festival is coming up this Saturday, October 27 - will you be there? Join us for an afternoon of community fun for the whole family!

Coffin Races

Gather a team, build a car and enter to win the Coffin Races! The race course is between the flood gates on McKinstry Street. Teams consist of five people with four pushing and one riding. Race tip: the rider is "dead weight" - keep it light. Register through Parks and Recreation at and use activity code #11961.

Pumpkin Races

Decorate a pumpkin, put wheels on it and roll it down a hill. $25 registration includes a race kit with 2 axles, 4 wheels and directions on how to create your race car. You can also view an instructional video made by the City of Manhattan Beach, originators of the Pumpkin Races, if you need more detailed directions. Check out the video here. Pumpkins only in this race. Cheaters will be dispatched by the Mallet-O-Justice! Register at and use activity code #11954. Plenty of free parking in the Pearl Street lot the parking lot at Yajome and Pearl Street where the Cinedome used to be.

Date: Saturday, October 27

Time: Race Check in is at 11 AM and the races start at Noon.

Location: Oxbow Commons, 1268 McKinstry St.


Down Payment Assistance Workshop for First Time Homebuyers - Coming up Monday, October 29

There is still time to register! 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 Monday, October 29, at 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 257-9254.

Medications from Drug Take Back Day

Drug Take Back Day Returns to Napa County on this Saturday, October 27th!

The Police Departments of Napa, St. Helena, Calistoga, Yountville, and American Canyon, the Napa County Sheriff’s Office, Kaiser Permanente and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host collection events for unused medication and sharps (used syringes and needles) on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10am – 2pm, at numerous locations around Napa County.

Learn more about what you can drop off and where here!

Playground Fantastico

Park Renovations at Fantastico Park

Fantastico Park is now closed for renovations. But don't worry - the park will have a brand new state of the art play structure when construction is completed in just a few weeks. The City led a design process in partnership with the community to develop the proposed playground design. We encourage you to check out our website to learn more and provide your input. 

And, the Napa Valley Register just wrote a great article on the park's history and the exciting new future plans!

Trower Avenue before paving

Trower Avenue Paving Between Hwy 29 and Jefferson Street Nearing Completion

The final paving on Trower Avenue between Highway 29 and Jefferson St, funded by Measure T, will conclude next Wednesday, October 31, and Thursday, November 1.

Paving work will require single lane closures in each direction - meaning one lane in each direction will remain open as crews work. Large equipment will be used for this paving project, so occasionally short traffic stops will occur to allow for this large equipment to turn around.

Paving operations will begin at 9AM and, in order to avoid the morning rush and school traffic, and will conclude at 6PM each day:

Additional Details:
• One lane eastbound & one lane westbound will always be open. 
• At times, no traffic will be allowed to cross Trower (north/south) at any intersection = Glacier, Diablo, Lassen, Cask, Klamath.
• NO PARKING will be allowed on Trower for both days.
• If you live on Trower, your driveway may not have access for a short time until paving is finished at that location. 
• Before final paving, there will be prep activities that will have minimal impacts to traffic.

We apologize for any inconvenience - but we think we all agree the new road will be worth it! Please drive safely when traveling through the area!

Sport Court

Park Improvements! Sports Court Resurfacing Projects 

Several public sports courts around the City of Napa will soon be resurfaced and striped to meet current standards! Resurfacing of the courts are necessary to provide a safe and smooth playing surface in our City parks. Questions about the project? Contact Ali Koenig in Parks & Recreation at [email protected].

Napa Art Walk Voting for People's Choice

Voting Now Open for Napa Art Walk People's Choice

The City of Napa is excited to announce that polls are now open for People’s Choice Award for the current Napa Art Walk exhibition! The winning artist will be featured on next year’s Art Walk brochure and receive prizes donated from local businesses. 

Please vote HERE and share with your local networks. Please only one vote per person. Voting is accepted through May 2019. Your participation offers the curation team insight about how to best select artworks for this ever-growing program. 

The Napa Art Walk is a curated walking tour program that showcases regularly rotating installation art throughout downtown Napa, California. Since its inception in 2009, it is currently in its fifth exhibition of the biennial rotating public art program. The City is currently accepting submissions for the 2019-2021 collection. The full call for artists may be viewed at the Call For Entry website.

Any questions may be directed to Chelsea Ritter-Soronen, Public Arts Coordinator at 
707-258-7839 or [email protected].

CA 29 Roundabouts Project Concept

City of Napa's Roundabouts Project is Underway

The City of Napa’s Roundabouts Project is underway. The project to construct the State Route 29 (SR 29) Northbound First Street Ramps and California Boulevard Roundabouts began back in July 2018. Here are a few updates to the project, and what you can expect in the coming months and beyond.

Utility relocation (AT&T, Comcast and PG&E) is necessary to clear the necessary space to begin the demolition and grading of the new intersection.

Similar to the utilities, there are some trees that need to be removed to accommodate the footprint of the project. A tree contractor, The Professional Tree Care Company, will take out only those trees that need to be removed in the coming months. There will be occasional traffic control through the intersections during this phase.

Demolition, grading for the project and construction of the roundabouts will begin in earnest during Spring 2019 and is anticipated to be complete by Winter 2020.

The final phase of the project will be to install project landscaping, which includes the planting of trees and ornamental plants designed to create an enhanced east-west corridor through Napa as well as replace plantings and trees removed as part of the project.

- AT&T and Comcast have mobilized and relocated their facilities.

In Progress:
- PG&E Gas and Electric mobilizing in Sept/Oct 2018 to relocate their underground facilities.
- Tree Removal will be occurring between now and the end of November 2018.

Coming Up:
- Staged demolition and grading to begin in April 2019.

Please follow the project on the City’s website at:

If you have any questions please email the City’s Engineering Division at [email protected].

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Election Day is November 6!

Did you know that ballots for the November 6th Election will be mailed to registered voters beginning October 8th? Voters can return their ballot by mail, in an official ballot drop box, or at a local Vote Center. Check out the flyer for Drop Box and Vote Center locations.

For more election information, visit our website at

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Newest Job Opportunities 

Visit to see all of the newest job opportunities!

Community Development Director 
Closing: 10/26/18 at 11:59PM

We are looking for our next Community Development Director to continue to lead Napa into its modern development. We are looking for proven success in: strategic influence, political diplomacy, executive presence, operational decision making, aligning performance for success, compelling communication, building customer relationships, leading change, coaching and developing others, energizing the organization, and technical/professional knowledge and skills.
Public Works Operations Manager 
Closing: 10/31/18

Are you eager to produce great work in the areas of Public Works strategic planning, operational maintenance, and team building? Has your collaborative work style allowed you to bring value that has made positive impact? Then apply today and continue that collaborative work with the City of Napa, benefiting not only the employees of the Public Works Department but also the community we serve!
Housing Rehabilitation Program Supervisor 
Closing: 11/07/18

Are you passionate about working and leading affordable housing construction, rehabilitation and capital programs? Has your collaborative work style allowed you to create customer value that has made positive impact? Then APPLY today and continue that community-building work with the City of Napa!
Police Forensic Specialist 
Closing: Continuous

Do you want to make a real difference in the community? Do you excel at making good decisions under pressure? Are you able to leverage your forensic expertise to collaborate on solutions with your team? Then join the us at the City of Napa Police Department! 
Police Officer – Lateral (From Within California) 
Closing: Continuous

The City of Napa Police Department is looking for applicants with one year of experience in a sworn law enforcement position in the State of California (as defined in Penal Code Section 830.1) and possession of a California POST Basic Certificate that are interested in coming to Napa. Candidates on a current City of Napa eligible list need not re-apply.
Facility Maintenance Assistant (Part Time) 
Closing: Continuous

Are you eager to keep busy? Enjoy repairing and cleaning? Do you have a passion for serving your community? Public Works needs extra help with maintaining facilities, and the department has assignments available for both 20 hour and 40 hour per week positions.
Facility Attendant (Part-Time) 
Open/Close Dates: Continuous

Do you love serving your community? Do you have fantastic organizational and customer service skills? Then the City of Napa Parks and Recreation Department needs YOU! The City of Napa has openings within the Recreation Division of the Parks and Recreation Services Department for Facility Attendant to support our many facilities and their programs.
Parks Project Coordinator (Part-Time) 
Open/Close Dates: Continuous

Have you always wanted to help create community through tangible results? Has your collaborative work style allowed you to bring value that has made positive impact? Then APPLY today and make a positive impact with the City of Napa, benefiting not only the employees of the organization but the community we serve!

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