Napa Riverfront

Improving our Roadways - One Mile at a Time

Improving Napa’s streets and sidewalks for our residents is one of our top priorities here at the City. Napa’s streets were once ranked as the 5th worst in California, with a Pavement Condition Index score in the fifties (out of 100). Now, our score has surpassed 70, largely due to the success of our Local Streets Paving Program, which aims to pave 10 miles of local roadways each year. Now that Measure T is in place, we will be able to address larger streets like Trancas Street and Redwood Road, and the next five years will see a vast improvement in the condition of our streets. You can see in the image below that we have progressed well into the “green” as we continue to improve our pavement conditions. You can compare Napa to other cities on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s website at (Please note that their most recent online data is from 2017).  

With that said, we understand that there might be some misinformation out there about road repair and maintenance here in Napa. We wanted to take this opportunity to address what we are doing to improve the quality of our roads, be good stewards of our resources and improve and maintain our infrastructure for our entire community. When at all possible, we work to coordinate infrastructure repairs and upgrades (water, sewer, storm drain system, PG&E, etc.) prior to paving streets and replacing and repairing sidewalks. There are of course, roadways outside of our jurisdiction, that are the responsibility of Caltrans and other agencies to maintain, such as State Route 29, Silverado Trail (SR  121) and SR 221. Whenever we can, we try to coordinate with other agencies and utilities on larger projects to minimize disruption and maximize these infrastructure improvements. There are times when it appears that newly paved streets are impacted by construction shortly after being paved. At times, this must be done when emergency repair of underground infrastructure, such as water mains and other utilities, becomes necessary.  

We also acknowledge that the number of vehicle miles driven has increased over the years, which means the impact on our roads is greater than it used to be, and until recently, we have been without the equivalent increase in gas tax for Napa, as well as many other agencies, to be able to adequately maintain roads. The recent passage of SB 1 is an attempt to bring more gas tax dollars to agencies to help with that maintenance. 
We take the maintenance of our streets and sidewalks very seriously here in Napa, and are committed to improving our neighborhoods and making Napa a better place to live and work for our residents every day.

Napa Police

Napa Police to Operate St. Patrick’s Day DUI Enforcement

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by millions across the country, often culminating in parties where drinking is involved. Sadly, this leads to tragedies on our roadways because of drivers who choose to leave parties impaired.
This St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th), the Napa Police Department will have additional officers on patrol ready to stop and arrest drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
According to data from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), one person was killed and 48 others were injured in DUI crashes on St. Patrick’s Day last year. In 2017, 59 people were killed nationwide in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday (March 16-March 18), accounting for 37 percent of all traffic deaths.
Due to St. Patrick’s Day becoming a dangerous holiday on our road, the Napa County DUI Prevention Coalition encourages the use of designated drivers, local cab companies or Curb, Uber or Lyft services. For more information visit
The Napa Police Department also wants to remind everyone that a “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and marijuana can all be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.
Funding for St. Patrick’s Day DUI enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Composting Workshops

2019 Composting Workshops

Registration Now Open!

Our annual series of backyard and worm composting workshops kick off this Saturday, March 16th with the first one being held in St. Helena. This will be the 22nd year that the City of Napa, County of Napa, UC Master Gardeners, City of American Canyon and Upper Valley Waste Management Agency will provide an opportunity for all residents throughout our Napa Valley community to attend these free workshops.  

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!

General Plan 2040

General Plan Update 

March 16: "Pop Up" Event at Napa Farmer's Market

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

Take the Survey – Help shape the future of Napa!

Napa Farmer’s Market Pop-ups
March 16 and 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

Napa Fire Reserve Firefighter Applications

ONLINE APPLICATIONS for our Fire Reserve Program will open on
April 1, 2019

The City of Napa will hold a practice round for the agility test on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 9:30AM - 3PM and Friday, March 22nd from 4:00-7:00PM. Please call the Human Resources Department at (707) 257-9505 to reserve your time.

The Napa Fire Reserve Program provides an excellent opportunity for individuals to gain valuable experience and training, as well as to participate in public service work. Training in the program is continuous and includes all aspects of basic firefighting and basic emergency medical service. Reserve Firefighters are hired to assist with emergency responses; each Reserve is required to respond to a minimum of twenty calls per year. Additionally, Reserves are required to work two 12-hour shifts per month (from 8am-8pm). The position of Reserve Firefighter provides training and experience but does not guarantee a permanent position with the City of Napa. Click here for the full job description!

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Street and Parking Closures Around Town

Main Street Parking Lot

The parking lot at 926 Main Street will be closed starting Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22. Crews will be replacing the driveways in and out of the parking lot and the work is expected to take a week. Parking should be open by next weekend. 

Main Street Closure Continues

The Northbound Lane of Main Street between 2nd & 3rd Street remains closed until March 25. Businesses remain open during this time!

El Centro Paving

El Centro Avenue will be closed for paving this Saturday, March 16, starting at 8AM from Lucero Street to Verbena Street. Traffic will be detoured on to Lucero Street and Verbena Street. 

Solano Avenue Paving

The City of Napa will be closing northbound Solano Avenue in between Trower Avenue and Redwood Road this coming Monday, March 18. The closure will begin at 9AM and end at 5PM. Southbound traffic will remain open and an alternate route/detour will be in place during those hours. Westbound traffic using Redwood Road can detour to Carol Drive and eastbound traffic using Redwood Road can use Carol Drive or HWY 29 North. 

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/Saratoga & Kansas/Gasser Traffic Lights 

Signals Now Active

After some weather delays, the new traffic signals at Soscol Ave and Saratoga Drive, as well as Kansas Ave and Gasser Drive, are now operational!

Napa Police Department

Napa PD to Host Community Meeting on April 3 

On April 3, 2019, Napa Police will be hosting another Community Meeting, this time on the topic of Human Trafficking. The topic was chosen after polling the community on Facebook. More details to come!

New Westwood Neighborhood Stop Signs

Westwood Gets New Stop Signs

If you travel through the Westwood Neighborhood on Kilburn Avenue between Laurel Avenue and Freeway Drive, please be aware that there are newly installed stops signs at Kilburn Avenue and Cornwall Avenue - the intersection is now a three-way stop.  Use caution, and always come to a complete stop - other drivers and pedestrians are also adjusting to the new signs. This is one of the many upgrades to our local streets and sidewalks, thanks to Measure T!
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