Napa Riverfront
Cosntruction Ahead

Highway 29 Water Main Freeway Crossings

Scheduled to begin during the week of July 1, 2019
The City will begin work on the restoration of three water lines (freeway crossings) that were damaged during the earthquake in 2014.  The freeway crossings are located at multiple locations along Highway 29 at Old Sonoma Road, Pine Street and Laurel/Kilburn Streets.
The City’s contractor is scheduled to start with the freeway crossing located at Old Sonoma Road during the week of July 3, 2019.  Construction will continue throughout the summer as each crossing is restored.
This work will require intermittent traffic control setup and minor detours in isolated neighborhoods.  Residents in the immediate vicinity of each crossing will receive specific notifications as construction progresses.
For more information or questions about this project, please visit or contact City staff at 707.257.9521.
Water main restoration:
Michael Hether, City of Napa Water Division, (707) 257-9521


City Offices Closed for 4th of July 

Happy Independence Day!

The City of Napa offices will be closed for the 4th of July holiday. City offices will reopen on Friday, July 5.

Napa Lights the Valley

4th of July - Napa Lights the Valley

Napa Lights the Valley returns once again this Independence Day! Festivities commence at 10 a.m. with the Sunrise Rotary Fourth of July Parade. The parade route will head down 2nd and 3rd Streets, passing in front of a grandstand and performance area. 

Starting at 5 PM, the fun continues with a family-friendly festival in Oxbow Commons Park, featuring free live music, festival food, and the ever-popular Kids Zone offering free carnival games, arts and crafts, magic shows, and other family activities, until 8 PM. Sample a variety of cuisine as you stroll down McKinstry Street where a wide selection of food, beer, and, of course, plenty of Napa Valley’s world-famous wine will be featured. Music on the Main Stage kicks off at 5 PM and continues right up to the fireworks show at 9:30 PM. 

If you drive to the festival there’s plenty of parking available at the City Lot on Pearl and West Streets, in the downtown garages and on-street parking. Due to the increased traffic, festival-goers are encouraged to leave their vehicles at home and bike to the celebration. The Napa County Bicycle Coalition will be offering free valet bicycle parking for those who opt to pedal their way to the party.

Whether you arrive on two wheels or four, Oxbow Commons, First Street Bridge, Veteran’s Park, or the Riverfront Green Park will be the places to be as darkness falls. These locations are the best viewing sites for the fireworks extravaganza that brings the day to a noisy, awesome end.

Please note: Due to the noise and large crowds, only service animals will be allowed at the event.

Butte Area Paving Project

HEADS UP! Tis the season for paving!

The City of Napa Streets Division is starting up their annual paving program once again. Over the next 6 to 8 weeks, there will be intermittent road closures and detours of traffic on the following residential streets, starting July 1, 2019: 

• Butte Street
• Merced Street
• Del Norte
• Central Ave from west end to California Blvd.
• Park Ave from West end to California Blvd.
• Menlo Ave from west end to Jefferson St.
• Myrtle Ave 
• Sacramento St. 
• Sonoma St.
• El Dorado St.
• Santa Clara St.
• Marin St. from Myrtle to Park Ave

Affected residents have been notified of the upcoming work and no parking signs have been posted in neighborhoods as well.


Napa Roundabouts Project Update: Extended Closure of SR-29 Northbound Onramp

On Wednesday, June 19, Caltrans closed the northbound First Street onramp to northbound State Route 29 (SR-29) in downtown Napa this week, which will last approximately through August 30.

The ramp is scheduled to close at 8:00 AM Wednesday, June 19, remaining closed until August 30 of this year to accommodate construction at the northwest corner of the intersection of First Street and California Boulevard in Napa.

A detour will be in place to help motorists on northbound First Street to get onto the onramp to northbound SR-29. Detour signs will be in place to guide traffic to the detour.
Also, southbound California Boulevard at Second Street will be reduced from two lanes to one lane to accommodate construction at the northwest corner of California Boulevard and Second Street. This lane reduction will begin at 8:00 AM Wednesday, June 19, and will be in place up until early fall of this year.

Fran Robustelli - Assistant City Manager

City of Napa Welcomes New Assistant City Manager

Today, the City of Napa welcomes Fran Robustelli, the newly appointed Assistant City Manager. Fran comes to Napa from the City of Walnut Creek, where she served as the Assistant City Manager, and prior to that, she held previous roles at the City of Hayward and Dublin San Ramon Services District. Fran brings a broad skill set in several areas of city administration, which include economic development, human resources, budget management, as well as risk and emergency management.

“Fran’s experience will contribute nicely to our workforce, and will serve the community well,” says Steve Potter, Napa’s City Manager. “Our varied backgrounds will complement each other nicely, so we can offer the best service possible.”

“I am excited to join the City of Napa and I am looking forward to getting to know and work with this wonderful community,” says Robustelli. “My goal is to help increase the ability of the City Manager’s Office to better support our departments, as well as our residents and customers.”

Napa Art Light Festival

Napa Lighted Art Festival 

City of Napa’s Public Art Program is pleased to announce that the Napa Lighted Art Festival is now accepting Call For Artists submissions.  The festival will be held on January 11-19, 2020 in downtown Napa and the Oxbow District.  Artists can apply here.  The deadline for submissions is August 16, 2019.  The Napa Lighted Art Festival supports innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium.  The spirit of the Napa Lighted Art Festival embodies the following core concepts:  Innovative, Contemporary, Uplifting, Inspiring, and Imaginative. For more information about the becoming an artist, please contact Meredith Nevard at [email protected].

Third Thursdays at Fuller Park

Third Thursdays at Fuller Park

Back for the Summer!

Start the weekend early! Third Thursdays is moving to Fuller Park. Bring a picnic and a chair or a blanket. Enjoy the music under the shade in Napa’s oldest park. 


July 18th - Shabang! Steel Drum Band
A native of St. Lucia, Harry Best is a seasoned songwriter and acclaimed steel drummer. If you ask Harry he'll tell you that the real secret to Shabang's charm is their fun-loving approach to their performances. 

August 15th – Nick Schott 
Specializing in Latin styles as well as your favorite Jazz and pop instrumentals, which include a huge variety from classic rock and modern artist favorites. Enjoy his exciting and beautiful solo, instrumental acoustic guitar.
Materials Diversion Facility

Solid Waste Rates Notice 

Now Online in English and Spanish

Residents can be proud of Napa’s solid waste program that diverts approximately 69% of collected materials from landfill. We have a robust recycling, food scrap and composting facility, and clean Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) collection vehicles. The City extended the life of equipment and vehicles with a contract extension with Napa Recycling & Waste Services (NRWS) but expenses are expected to exceed revenues by nearly $3.2 million in 2020.  Rates have not increased since 2016 but changes are proposed to meet the increasing costs of the City’s dynamic materials diversion program.

You can read about Napa's solid waste, recycling and composting programs, as well as the proposed rate increases, in the Solid Waste and Recycling Rates Notice, which is available online in English and Spanish.

Parking Sign

Changes to Napa Parking Permits

Coming July 1, 2019

Effective July 1, 2019, the City of Napa will no longer be selling parking permits at City Hall. Effective May 15, 2019, parking permits are now available for purchase online here.

A parking map is provided on the reverse side of this flyer pointing to all available permit parking locations.

Permit Parking will remain $30 per month per permit. The online platform offers the ability to purchase multiple months at a time. There will be a $3.50 convenience fee in addition to the purchase cost. Parking permits will be mailed to you upon purchase. Your purchase receipt will act as your temporary parking permit. The temporary parking permit will expire 2 weeks after purchase. Your parking permit should arrive by mail within 5-7 business days.

If you have questions or comments, please contact the Parking Programs Manager Tony Valadez at [email protected]

General Plan 2040

General Plan Update 

Stay tuned at, as well as the City’s Facebook, Nextdoor and Twitter pages, for upcoming General Plan updates and events. 

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

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