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CANCELLED: Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

From Downtown Napa:
Hello Napa Community! Tonight's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Veteran's Park has been CANCELLED due to rain. Here's wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! Don't forget, this Saturday is our annual Christmas Parade @ 5pm. Weather looks good for that!

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie

Happy Thanksgiving!

The City will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd and
Friday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving.

We are so thankful to serve such a wonderful community.
We wish you all the best this holiday season!

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Westwood Rehabilitation Project Continues

The next phase of the Westwood Rehabilitation Project, as part of #MeasureT, begins Monday, November 26 and ends Wednesday, November 28.

Crews will be performing grinding and paving on the Westwood Project which will affect local traffic at the following locations: 

• Kilburn from Laurel to Chelsea (west-end of Kilburn)
• Kilburn from Chelsea to Bryan
• Chelsea from Kilburn to First

• Monday 11/26, Tuesday 11/27, Wednesday 11/28

• Intermittent Road Closures on the above locations – occurring between 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. *Please note that work is scheduled to begin each day after school is in session.*
• Please observe ROAD CLOSED and DETOUR signs.
• Affected residents will receive a door hanger notice and NO PARKING signs will be posted on the street in advance. Also, Napa Valley Language Academy has been alerted and given this information to share with their families and students.

All sidewalks will be open and accessible so people can still walk to school from the neighborhood. You can view the three work areas and detour routes on this map. For more information about this project and other Measure T projects in Napa, visit

Thank you for your patience and cooperation. 

Another Successful America Recycles Day in Napa!

Thank you, Napa, for another successful America Recycles Day event! Once again, we have shown what a giving community we are!

On Saturday, November 10th, the City and County sponsored a coat, costume and shoe drive in celebration of America Recycles Day at Redwood Plaza Shopping Center. Residents were asked to bring in “gently used” coats and costumes or shoes (in any condition) in exchange for an indoor recycling bin, bag or kitchen compost pail for their home or business. This year, approximately 600-620 coats and 120-150 costumes were collected during the four-hour event! Napa Salvation Army received the coats and will distribute the coats to needy families over the next few weeks, particularly at their Thanksgiving celebration. The collected costumes will become part of the City’s Halloween costume exchange next year.

For the third year, the Napa America Recycles Day event also included collection of used shoes (in any condition). The community participation was significant - 822 pairs were collected! The collected shoes will be shipped to a non-profit organization called “Soles4Souls” that distributes used shoes to disaster victims and/or disadvantaged people in this country and abroad. This organization will even find homes for single shoes (as they serve one-footed clients as well) and will recycle any shoe beyond use or repair. The City is also coordinating the shipment of over 600 pairs collected by New Technology High School and an additional 300-500 pairs collected by a local Napa Valley Unified School District student. So, all told, Napa will be shipping out 1,700-2,000 shoes for a second life for those in need!

Compost Turkey and other food and paper products at Thanksgiving
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Camp Fire - How You Can Help!

We know our community is one known to help - and we know you are looking for ways to help our Butte County neighbors.

Here is a great list of ways you can send help to those affected by the Camp Fire. Our hearts are with those who have lost so much due to this tragic fire.

  • Red Cross: Monetary donations can be made to the American Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
  • California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund: Supports victims by helping to rebuild homes and providing financial assistance to those who need medical and mental treatment. Donate here.
  • North Valley Community Foundation: Fund goes to support the needs of the evacuation centers who opened their doors to house fire victims who lost their homes or had to evacuate. Donate here.
  • United Way of Northern California: United Way established a NorCal Disaster Relief Fund to help victims. To make a donation, text BUTTEFIRE to 91999.
  • California Fire Foundation: Provides financial support to surviving families of fallen firefighters and firefighters who are battling at the front lines of the blaze. Donate here.
  • Airbnb: The home-rental company started a program that asks users to open their homes to those hit hardest by the fire. Hosts in regions marked on the map will offer their homes for free until November 29, 2018. Offer is good for displaced residents and relief workers.
  • North Valley Animal Disaster Group: Works jointly with public and private agencies and organizations in the area help in the safety and well-being of all domestic animals and farm animals, including wildlife, affected by a disaster. This includes assistance with emergency temporary shelter, evacuation, and medical care. Donate here.
  • Volunteering: The Red Cross has a volunteer page for those who want to pitch in above and beyond donations.
View the full article hereThis list is courtesy of 
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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 four openings; one to serve on the Parks, Recreation and Trees Advisory Commission, two to serve on the Planning Commission, and one to serve on the Napa Valley Transportation Active Transportation Advisory Committee. Please submit applications by 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018. See a full list of the openings and descriptions here

Applications are available online for submission here, or by visiting and choosing Boards Commissions & Committees from the Clerk’s Page. For more information contact Dorothy Roberts, City Clerk, at (707) 257-9503.
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Napa Art Walk Call for Artists - Only Two Weeks Left!

There are only two weeks left to apply for our Napa Art Walk Call for Artists! Deadline for submissions is 10PM PST on Friday, November 30. Learn more and submit your work here!

The Napa Art Walk is a curated walking tour program that showcases regularly rotating installation art throughout downtown Napa, California. This program is designed to enhance the local environment and promote the understanding and enjoyment of public art by inviting artists to temporarily exhibit select works in downtown Napa. The first Art Walk launched in 2009, and collections rotate every two years; the 2019-21 exhibition will be the sixth rotation in this program.

Compost Facility Concrete Pour

Covered Compost Operation and Stormwater Improvement Project

 In the early morning hours of today (Friday, November 16), a major concrete pour was completed for half of the slab in the new covered compost area at our Materials Diversion Facility. Using two of the largest concrete pumping trucks in California, crews placed 200 cubic yards of concrete per hour for a total of 1,100 cubic yards! To give you an idea of how much concrete that is, the City’s sidewalk program installs about 1,200 cubic yards of concrete per year! Approximately 500,000 pounds of rebar was used in the slab. The other half of the slab will be poured the week after Thanksgiving.

This phase is part of the $10-million construction project to install a covered aerated static pile compost system and stormwater improvements at the City’s Materials Diversion Facility. Pipes are under the concrete floor of the compost bunker with the small pipe embedded up into the floor with the top flush with the floor surface.  Each bunker is 300 feet long by 90 feet wide with these air pipes spaced every 5 feet along the length (60 total air pipes in each bunker!). Compost will be placed 9 feet high in each bunker with up to a 1 foot biofilter layer of finished compost on the top to absorb emissions and odors. The air system from below and an irrigation system on top are automated to provide optimal conditions for the active phase of composting for 22 days. Then the product will be moved to a curing pile. The system will accommodate commercial food waste collection and provide more efficient composting with reduced emissions from our current operation.  Overaa Construction is under contract for the project and is on schedule to have these bunkers completed in early 2019.

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].

Newest Job Opportunities 

Visit to see all of the newest job opportunities!

Associate Planner
Closing: 11/30/2019

Are you hungry to produce great work in the areas of planning by managing a wide range and high volume of projects  to further develop your project management skills? Do you enjoy a fast-paced environment that allows you to grow professionally while serving a great community during a time of positive community development? Then APPLY today and further develop your planning career with the City of Napa.
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 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.
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.
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!
Program Specialist – Sports (Part-Time)
Closing: Continuous

Do you consider yourself a positive role model? Do you love leading and coaching? Do you have a passion for interacting with your community? The Recreation Division has a Sports Program Specialist position as a part-time opportunity. 

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