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Compost Girl

Compost Girl: Some Like It Hot

Dear faithful reader, I have a confession to make: I’m a cheater. 

I know, I know. It has been difficult for me to admit and come to terms with this, but it is true. 

I mean, I still love recycling and truly believe we have to have a closed loop system for sustainability. And I still think that it is beyond silly/ridiculous/’dumb’ to extract a natural resource, use it, and then toss it into a landfill somewhere not be re-used/recycled again… UMHM? 

But let’s get back to the truth: my cheating...

Read the rest of Compost Girl's latest here.

Napa Valley Community Housing

Napa Valley Community Housing 

Home Sharing Match-Up Program

Did you know? The Home Share Match-Up Program matches Home Seekers who are looking for a room to rent with Home Providers, and stays in contact with all participants. The service promotes and encourages living arrangements in which people share a home based on preferences, common needs, and interests. Each participant’s application is reviewed and screened. Steps are taken include, but are not limited to, the following:  

The program will evaluate seekers as Home Share candidates. Staff completes in-home assessments and will evaluate references. Applicants will need to go through a formal screening process, reference checks and criminal background checks. Assistance with housing agreements and completing a contract is also built into the process. he program offers ongoing mediation and support as desired.

Next week, we will share a success story of the Home Sharing Match-Up Program. In the meantime, here are some program stats:

  • 98 participants in HSMU program are home sharing (48 matches made)
  • 100% of the waitlist participants and matched renters are low income or very low income
  • There were 189 referrals made for self-sufficiency and basic needs services to several local nonprofit and government agencies in Napa County
Stay tuned for more next week!
Cosntruction Ahead

Highway 29 Water Main Freeway Crossings - Now Underway

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

Trancas Street Rehab Project

Further rehabilitation of Trancas Street will begin in mid-July. Project limits will be from Jefferson Street to State Route 29. A majority of this work will be done at night and will last about 4-5 months. As the project start gets closer, we will share more information with you!

Road Work Ahead
Street Paving Crew

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 Police - Keep Your Belongings Safe!

Whether you are out enjoying the summer or trying to beat the heat indoors, it is always good to remember to keep your personal belongings safe!
Car Thieves

Napa Roundabouts Project 

SR-29 Northbound Onramp Remains Closed

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.

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.
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].

Parking Sign

Napa Parking Permits - Now Available Online Only

Effective July 1, 2019

As of July 1, 2019, the City of Napa no longer sells parking permits at City Hall. 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]

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.

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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