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Presidents Day

City of Napa Closed Monday, February 18

In observance of the Presidents Day holiday, City of Napa offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. 

Road Work

Main Street Closure

Work Begins Tuesday, February 19

A planned Main Street closure has been scheduled to begin on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at approximately 6AM. Granite Construction Company will be closing Main Street between Third Street and the intersection at Second Street and Main Street. Additionally, the section of Second Street between Main Street and Brown Street will be closed. The road closure is necessary in order to facilitate the installation of infrastructure improvements associated with the Main Street Streetscape Project and shall remain in place during the next 3 weeks. Vehicles wishing to travel north and south by way of the closed section of  Main Street and those wishing to travel on Second Street between Main Street and Brown Street shall be rerouted around the closure by way of Coombs Street. 

Oxbow Commons Bypass

Park Closures Due to Storm

Oxbow Bypass flood gates were closed by 5PM  this past Wednesday, and as predicted, flood waters entered the bypass Thursday. Pedestrian access points in the Oxbow Commons remain closed to the public. Additionally, the following parks and public areas are closed until Parks, Public Works and Utilities crews evaluate for debris and public safety before re-opening. As a result, some areas may remain closed or blocked off through the weekend or longer. The Hennessey Boat Launch will remain closed until further notice. City staff will monitor conditions, and reopen the boat launch when it is safe to do so.

• Trancas Crossing 
• Oxbow Commons, pedestrian access points    
• Main Street Boat Dock 
• Hennessey Boat Launch  

Disposing of Hot Coals

Cooling Your Coals 

Hot Ash & Coal Disposal

Planning on BBQing on this 3-day weekend? 

Hot ashes or coals can cause severe burns and fire damage to properties. Here are some things to remember before you throw away those hot coals or ash:

• Use metal cans no more than 30 gallons in size with tight-fitting metal lids.
• Fill cans with hot ashes only halfway so they cool quickly and are light in weight.
• Secure metal lids on cans to prevent spread of sparks or embers.
• Check, stir, and water ash cans for several days until completely cool.
• Avoid adding hot coals on top of cool coals by using a set of cans that can be used sequentially.
• Check to be sure that ashes are completely cool before placing them in compost cart.

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2019 Composting Workshops

Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for Composting Workshops for 2019. Two types of workshop will be offered again this year—home composting and worm composting.
Home composting workshop attendees will learn the basics of composting, including tools, techniques, and bin types. Turn your yard trimmings and kitchen scraps into rich compost to use as a soil amendment or garden mulch.
Worm composting (vermiposting) focuses on food scraps and is often the best option for those with limited space and minimal or no yard waste. Participants will assemble a working worm bin to take home.
Registration is FREE and there are four dates available. You can register for EITHER one home compost OR one worm compost class on any workshop day. Participants can register at - space is limited!

Hydrant Flushing

Annual Hydrant Flushing Program 

The City of Napa Water Division's annual Hydrant Flushing Program is now underway. 

Current Location

In mid-February, 2019, the Water Division’s annual Hydrant Flushing Program will complete operations in Browns Valley and will begin operations in the Central Downtown area, which extends from Lincoln Avenue in the north to the marina south of Imola Avenue, between Highway 29 and the Napa River, as well as areas near Oxbow and the Fairgrounds. Flushing in the core business district downtown will be performed at night to minimize impacts to traffic and business operations. Operations in Alta Heights in April will conclude this year’s program. You can view the flushing area maps, schedule and FAQs on our website

The City thanks Napa residents and businesses for their patience and apologizes for any inconvenience our program may cause. Please contact the City of Napa Water Division at (707) 257-9521 with any questions or concerns.

Napa Fire's Automated CPR Device - LUCAS

Napa Fire now has an automated CPR (LUCAS) device on all primary apparatus. This will provide a better service for all our citizens and reduce the time in which it takes to get one of these potentially life-saving devices on scene. The Napa Valley Register did a great article on the new devices - check it out!
Early bystander hands-only CPR is still key in most positive outcomes. To schedule a hands-only CPR lesson with the fire department, email- [email protected].

Cart Placement

Recycling, Landfill, or Compost Carts

Placement Reminders

Here are a few tips for your recycling, landfill or compost carts when putting them out on the street for pickup:

1. Carts should not obstruct bike lanes or sidewalks.
2. Place at least 2 feet away from other carts and 4–6 feet from other objects (e.g. cars, trees).
3. All items must be placed in the cart.
4. When your cart is full, set it out by 6AM on your service day.
5. Lid opening should face the street.
6. Carts should be removed from the curb as soon as possible after service to help keep streets, bike lanes and sidewalks clear and unimpeded.

For more information, visit

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City to Accept Vacation Rental Applications from Feb. 1 - Feb. 22

The City of Napa Community Development Department began accepting applications for a limited number of Hosted Accommodation Permits (vacation rentals) on Friday, February 1, 2019 and will continue through the close of business on Friday, February 22, 2019.

Permits will be issued through a random selection process. Applicants not receiving permits will be placed on a wait-list for future consideration. Applications and submittal requirements are available at the Community Services Building, 1600 First Street, Napa, CA 94559 and on the Planning Division’s webpage

Applications for Hosted Accommodation permits are subject to the requirements of Section 17.52.515 of the Napa Municipal Code (Ordinance O2015-13).

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Newest Job Opportunities 

NOW OPEN: Assistant City Manager

The City of Napa is seeking an Assistant City Manager. This role will include overseeing specific departments and functions as well as encompass responsibility for special projects and initiatives as needed.
The ideal candidate will be a generalist who is well-versed in all aspects of local government. He/she will be an exceptional communicator and relationship builder who also offers the proven ability to create environments where people are empowered to do exceptional work. Learn more about the job here and apply today!


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Additionally, our Public Works Department, Police Department, Finance Department, and Parks and Recreation Department are all hiring. Get your application in soon!

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