Napa Riverfront
Julie Lucido Public Works

Napa Announces New Public Works Director

Julie Lucido To Start in Early April

The City of Napa is pleased to announce the selection of Julie Lucido as the new public works director, effective Monday, April 8, 2019.

Lucido brings over 15 years of experience in local government, including engineering and management. She returns to Napa after serving the City of Fairfield’s Public Works Department since 2016, first as the assistant director and then director. Prior to joining the City of Fairfield, Lucido spent much of her career here in Napa, both with the City and the County. Among Lucido’s many responsibilities were development engineering, sustainability programs, special projects, and most notably, the Napa River Flood Control Project at the Napa County Flood Control District.

“I look forward to returning to Napa to help drive the City’s efforts to improve and maintain our infrastructure, and work with staff to build on the many successes of the Public Works department to serve the community here,” said Lucido.

Lucido earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from California State University, Chico. Along with her wealth of knowledge and vast experience, her familiarity with the Napa community is an asset that will help improve and advance the many initiatives of the Public Works Department.

“Julie’s extensive public works experience, as well as her leadership skills and ability to build community with our staff as well as our residents, will be invaluable,” said City Manager Steve Potter. “I look forward to working with her to continue our progress.”

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:

Take the Survey – Help shape the future of Napa!

“Local’s Night at the Oxbow” Pop-up Event
March 12 from 5PM-8PM
Come by, learn more about the General Plan and take the survey!

Napa Farmer’s Market Pop-ups
March 9, March 16, March 23 from 8:30AM - 1PM: South Napa Century Center (movie theater) parking lot, 195 Gasser Drive in Napa
Come by and learn more about the General Plan!

General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting
April 1: NVTA Board Room

Joint Meeting of the Planning Commission and City Council
April 30: City Hall Council Chambers

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

Fill the Boot Fundraiser

Napa Fire Raises $14,000 During "Fill the Boot" Event

Napa Firefighters raised $14,000 on Saturday, March 2, for burn survivors and research for UC Davis during their “Fill the Boot” event!

Recycling Bin

Flip the Lid

Decreasing Common Contaminants in Recycling and Composting Bins

The City of Napa, Recycling Division completed a Flip the Lid visual audit in October 2018 in five neighborhoods throughout the City of Napa. The team of six flipped the lids open on the recycling and compost carts for about 1,400 homes to learn what the most common contaminants/confusing items are for Napa residents. From this audit, it was found that over 1,200 homes (of the 1,400) had film/soft/flimsy plastic in it – making it the number one contaminant in all recycling carts! City staff created two different educational postcards that were sent out to the five neighborhoods, using Community Based Social Marketing concepts to create the educational campaigns. Two neighborhoods (each receiving a different postcard from the other) were re-selected for a re-audit in February 2019. In both neighborhoods, there was a decrease of film plastic present in recycling carts by over 55%! Additionally, all other contaminant categories (e-waste, textiles, food, soiled paper, pizza boxes, Styrofoam, and other) had a decrease as well! 

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

Signal Activation Delayed by Weather

Weather delayed the activation of traffic signals this past week at Soscol Avenue and Saratoga Drive, as well as Kansas Avenue and Gasser Drive. New dates for this work will be set when the weather stabilizes. 

Road Work

Main Street Closure Update

Work Began Tuesday, February 19

The Northbound Lane of Main Street between 2nd & 3rd Street has been closed once again to traffic and will remain closed until March 25, 2019. Businesses remain open during this time!

New Main Street Pedestrian Bridge

Main Street Pedestrian Bridge Installed

Crews set the new pedestrian bridge with a crane Thursday. In the coming weeks, work will continue to install the bridge walkway, bridge lights and some other items - and then the bridge will be open! We will keep you posted on the project!
Sgt Shulman Torch Run

Napa PD Represented in Law Enforcement Torch Run in United Arab Emirates 

Our very own Sergeant Shulman is currently on a three-week trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), volunteering in the Final Leg Law Enforcement Torch Run for the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games! He is a part of a team of 100 law enforcement Officers from around the world along with some hand-picked athletes. He is also the only officer there from Northern California. The theme is “Meet the Determined.” You can learn more about the Torch Run and the Special Olympics World Games here and see more of Sgt. Shulman’s journey on Napa PD’s Facebook page.

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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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