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Napa Police Community Meeting

"Re-Defining DUI" Summit

The Napa Police Department is hosting a community meeting related to driving under the influence (DUI). This summit will cover the effects of marijuana legalization on DUI’s and the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

6PM - 7PM
City Hall - 955 School Street, Napa

Hosted with: Napa County District Attorney's Office and Napa DUI Coalition

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Napa Fire Performs Water Rescue

In the evening hours of February 27, Napa Fire Department was dispatched to a technical water rescue 610 Trancas Street. This response consisted of 2 Engines, 1 Ladder Truck, 1 Battalion Chief and an ambulance. The first fire unit on scene reported a woman and a small dog approximately 50 feet off the shore, clinging to debris that protruded from the water. She was coherent and following instructions given by rescuers. It was conveyed to rescuers (by bystanders) that the woman had been in the water for 10 minutes prior to NFD units arriving on scene. The woman was attempting to rescue the distressed dog.

Two Napa Fire Department Rescue Swimmers entered the Napa River and successfully retrieved the woman and the dog. The rescue took 21 minutes in its entirety.
The woman was transported to the Queen of the Valley Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No injuries were sustained by rescue personnel. The dog appeared to be non-injured and was transported to a local veterinary hospital by his owner as a precaution.
A complicating factor of this rescue was the significant current that the rescue swimmers faced upon entering the frigid, fast moving water. Additional dangers included floating debris and the sheer cold temperatures of the water.

During this time of significant precipitation and water flow in our local creeks/rivers, it is imperative that citizens use extreme caution when around moving water.

General Plan 2040

General Plan Update 

March 11 Community Workshop

Join us for a Community Workshop and share your vision for Napa as we plan for 2040! A brief presentation will start every half hour with activities continuing throughout the evening.

Date & Time:
Monday, March 11, 2019
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT

New Technology High School
920 Yount Street
Napa, CA 94559

Tickets are not required for this event - online registration is appreciated! 

Here is a round-up of other General Plan important dates to look out for:

March 12: Staff will host a pop-up event at “Local’s Night at the Oxbow” from 5PM-8PM, where folks can come by, learn more about the General Plan and take the survey
Early March: Launch of a community-wide online survey to gain community feedback on General Plan direction, as well as an informational newsletter with General Plan updates
April 1: General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting, NVTA Board Room
April 30: Joint Meeting of the Planning Commission and City Council

As these dates get closer, more information will be available at, as well as the City’s Facebook, Nextdoor and Twitter pages. 

You can direct any questions to [email protected] and subscribe to the General Plan newsletter at

ENOUGH Community Event


Youth-Driven Event to End Gun Violence

On Sunday, March 3rd, at 3PM, some of the best high school basketball players in the country faceoff at Napa Valley College. Prolific Prep will host a free intra-squad basketball game to honor victims of gun violence, including Napa's own Alaina Housley who was killed during a mass shooting last November.

This youth driven event, called "Enough", is designed to educate our youth on the importance of ending gun violence. Catch all the action this Sunday afternoon (3PM), at Napa Valley College. 

Fill the Boot Fundraiser

Napa Fire Out to "Fill the Boot"

Raising Money for Burn Survivors and UC Davis 

Napa Firefighters will take to the streets on Saturday, March 2, to raise funds for burn survivors and research for UC Davis.

This “Fill the Boot” event will be held at the following locations:

  • Corner of Main and First Street
  • Bel Aire Plaza
  • Target South Napa
  • Walmart at Lincoln

Westwood Hills Park

Friends of Westwood Hills Park

Volunteer Day Saturday, March 16 & 23

Friends of Westwood Hill Park’s next Saturday Volunteer Days will be March 16 and March 23, from 9AM – 11AM at Westwood Hills Park, 3107 Browns Valley Road.  Volunteers will help to remove French broom, an invasive plant species that prevents native species from thriving, is toxic to animals and is also a fire hazard. Volunteers are asked to wear long pants, long-sleeve shirts, and closed shoes or boots. A sun hat is recommended, as well as water and sunscreen. Gloves and tools will be provided. No experience is necessary, all ages are welcome – and coffee, donuts and fruit will be served! These events are orchestrated in conjunction with the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District.
Volunteers are asked to RSVP to [email protected] or 707-257-9529.

Future volunteer days at Westwood Hills Park will be held on the 3rd and 4th Saturdays of the month through May 2019: 
• March 16 & 23
• April 20 & 27
• May 18 & 25
Traffic Light

Soscol Ave Traffic Light Installation

Monday, March 4 & Tuesday, March 5

Weather permitting, traffic signals at Soscol Avenue and Saratoga Drive will be installed and activated on Monday, March 4. On Tuesday, March 5, traffic signals at Kansas Avenue and Gasser Drive will be installed and activated. There will be intermittent lane closures to accommodate the work and stop signs will be in place in those areas. Drivers can expect some delays on these days as the work is being completed.

Road Work

Main Street Closure Update

Work Began Tuesday, February 19

The Northbound Lane of Main Street between 2nd & 3rd Street has been reopened to traffic and will remain open until the next round of storms have passed. The Southbound lane will stay closed.

Once the weather cooperates again, the full road closure will be reinstated and will remain in effect for 2 more weeks. 

Oxbow Commons Bypass

Park Closures Due to Storm

City crews have been hard at work with post-storm cleanup. At this time, the following parks and public areas have now been opened!

• Kennedy Park
• Riverfront Promenade
• McKinstry Street 
• Oxbow Preserve
• Stanly Lane Trail
• Garfield Park 
• Oxbow Preserve
• Hennessey Boat Launch

The areas below remain closed at this time. Crews will continue to evaluate areas for debris and public safety prior to re-opening areas. 

• Trancas Crossing
• China Point Park
• Oxbow Commons
• Main Street Boat Dock
• River Trail - Trancas to Lincoln
personal protective gear

Napa Fire Gets New Wildland Firefighting Personal Protective Gear 

Napa Fire Department has secured a $15,000 grant via the California Fire Foundation and PG&E. Battalion Chief Charlie Rhodes was instrumental in securing these monies, which have been allocated to the purchase of 38 new wildland firefighting personal protective gear.

Recovered Bike with Napa Police

Napa Police Recover 9-Year-Old's Stolen Bike

Yesterday, a 9 year-old Napa resident called NPD to report his bicycle had just been stolen from the front of his house near Fuller Park. The 9 year-old provided a description of the bike, suspect and provided the direction of the suspect for our bike team officers who were in the area. A short time later, bike team officers located the bike abandoned on a nearby street. Officers watched the bike for a bit to see if the suspect would return but they did not. Officers returned the bike to the 9 year-old who was very happy to get it back! A big thank you to him for his calmness and details to help us assist him in getting his bike back! Unfortunately, bike theft is an ongoing problem everywhere so remember to lock your bikes, keep the serial number handy, and register your bike with Napa PD!

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Napa City Council agenda for
March 5, 2019 now online!

The next City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 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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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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