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2019- 2021 Napa Art Walk:
“Sense of Place” Exhibit

The City of Napa is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019- 2021 Napa Art Walk “Sense of Place” exhibit. The City of Napa will be hosting an Artists Reception on July 30th 2019 from 5-6pm followed by an open community Art Walk from 6-7pm. The guided tour will start at the corner of First and School Street, with presentations from the artists.

The aim of this installation series is to prompt the public to identify their own symbolic and literal relationship to the environment(s) in which they live, and to inspire a recognition or creation of experience tied to the place in which the artwork resides. A significant sense of place can motivate the individual and the masses to take ownership of their stories, to empower communities, and to spark understanding in our collective experience in shared spaces.

Learn more about the exhibit, the installations and more here and at

Road Work

Browns Valley Closed Between Partrick Road and Buhman Avenue

The City of Napa has closed Browns Valley Road in both directions between Partrick Road and Buhman Avenue as part of the Browns Valley Creek Emergency Repair Project. The project is anticipated to be completed this fall, and the closure will remain in effect until then.
With the heavy winter storms, Browns Valley Creek eroded its northerly creek bank, undermining the sidewalk at this location. In February, Public Works crews secured the location, making it safe for the travelling public by closing the eastbound lane of Browns Valley Road and making a safe passageway for pedestrians travelling to and from Browns Valley School.
The City Council then approved emergency funding for the design, permitting and construction of repairs.
At this time, the following detour is recommended for those traveling through the area:
Take Rowena Lane to travel between Partrick Road and Browns Valley Road, and to access Valley Glen Lane. Valley Glen Lane is open, but is only accessible from Rowena Lane.

Cop on Top Fundraiser

Time Once Again for "Cop on Top"

Fundraiser aims to pair donuts and dollars for Special Olympics

In a 3rd year event, members of local law enforcement will take up residency on the rooftop of Buttercream Bakery on July 25, 2019 at 2297 Jefferson Street, in Napa. The event runs from 7AM - 12PM. Buttercream Bakery has partnered with Special Olympics, and will be giving away a free donut to everyone who donates to the cause. 

Cop on Top is part of Napa County law enforcement’s year-round efforts to raise funds for Special Olympics, which includes the annual Torch Run and Tip-A-Cop fundraisers.

Special Olympics Northern California is a free year-round sports training and competition program for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Some 14,000 athletes compete in over 170 events throughout the region in 12 different sports. Programs are free to all eligible athletes. Find out how you can be a fan and visit

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City Clerk Announces Commission Openings

Want to make a difference in your community? Do you have expertise you could share? The City Clerk is accepting applications from Napa residents for a total of nine openings; two to serve on the Bicycle and Trails Advisory Commission; two to serve on the Community Development Block Grant Citizens’ Committee, two to serve on Parks, Recreation and Trees Advisory Commission, three to serve on the Senior Advisory Commission. Learn more about the openings and how you can get involved here.

Applications are available online for submission here. Please submit application by 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 16, 2019. 

Composting Tips

Curbside Food Composting: Reduce Landfill Waste


• Reduce moisture and odors in your pail or cart by adding soiled or shredded
paper or wrapping your food scraps in newspaper.

• Keep your compost pail clean by using a 2 or 3 gallon compostable bag liner.
Various local stores and online vendors sell compostable bags.

• Need a compost pail for daily collection of kitchen scraps? Stop by the Payment
Center at 598 Lincoln Ave for a free pail — or reuse any appropriate-sized container that you have at home.

• Avoid odors, mold, and insects by washing your compost pail regularly (it’s dishwasher safe but the label may not survive). It also helps to sprinkle baking soda or rub vinegar
on the inside of your compost pail or cart lid.

• Don’t have many yard trimmings, but still want to compost food scraps? Just contact Customer Service at 255-5200 to order a smaller brown cart.

For detailed information on the program, including a list of accepted items, please visit


Housing Choice - What Are Your Thoughts, Napa?

The City of Napa wants to hear from you! We want to know if there are obstacles or challenges to fair housing choice here in Napa – and your opinion is crucial!

What does Fair Housing mean?
Fair housing is the right to choose housing free from discrimination, and there are state and federal laws that protect people from discrimination in housing transactions such as rentals, home purchases, lending and insurance.
Please take our survey today so that we can better understand your experiences and opinions about the state of housing choice in our city!

Survey in English

¡La Ciudad de Napa quiere saber su opinión! Queremos saber si existen obstáculos o desafíos para elección de vivienda justa en Napa, y su opinión es crucial!

¿Qué significa Vivienda Justa?
Vivienda justa es el derecho a elegir una vivienda libre de discriminación, y existen leyes estatales y federales que protegen a las persona contra la discriminación en las transacciones de viviendas, como alquileres, ventas, préstamos y seguros.
¡Por favor tome nuestra encuesta para que podamos comprender mejor sus experiencias y opiniones sobre el estado de la elección de vivienda en nuestra Ciudad!

Encuesta en español

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Napa Valley Community Housing 

Home Sharing Match-Up Program
- A Story of Success

Denise* (provider) is a single female in her mid-sixties. She enjoys working out and is a professional personal trainer. She also works part-time as a Behavior Specialist. Denise is a Christian and wanted to make sure those interested in her home knew that was very important in her life. She was only interested in renting to another female because of the fact there was only one bathroom in her house. She requested $650 a month, plus $20-$40 per month for electricity, water, garbage, internet and access to the onsite washer and dryer.  She was also requesting a $300 deposit. Denise really wanted to help another lady out and at the same time supplement her own income.  

Leann* (seeker) is a single female in her fifties. She was budgeted to pay $800 for a room plus utilities. Leann works full-time at Home Depot and wanted to find a way to cut back on her monthly expenses which included her rent. She wanted save money to take a vacation to visit her son out of state.   

These two became roommates and share common similarities because they are Christians, they like gardening, they don’t eat meat and both have sons about the same age. These are busy ladies that both stay active! Denise didn’t hesitate to offer Leann the room once she met her. Leann asked if she could bring her own bed and Denise had no problem removing the twin bed. Denise was very sympathetic to Leann’s housing needs by allowing her to bring four boxes from storage to be put in the garage; this helped so that Leann could save by eliminating her storage cost.  

As of today, Denise and Leann are happily home sharing!

Learn more about home sharing, and how to become a provider or a seeker here:

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

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. 


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 hereThe 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].

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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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The City of Napa is Hiring!

Engineering Assistant – Traffic Signal Operations (Promotional)

This is an internal promotional recruitment, open to all City of Napa full-time employees. The Engineering Assistant has responsibility for the more complex tasks associated with the design and review of various Public Works engineering projects and programs including Capital Improvement Program (CIP), and private development projects, including obtaining and maintaining data, surveying and inspection. 
Parks and Urban Forestry Manager
Closing: 7/31/2019

Are you hungry to produce great work in the areas of parks operations, maintenance management, and lead a high-functioning team? Has your collaborative work style allowed you to add new value that fosters positive change? Then apply today and continue that collaborative work with the City of Napa, benefiting not only the employees of the organization but the community we serve!
Police Officer Trainee – Recent Academy Graduate
Closing: Continuous

Did you recently complete a Police Academy within the last 12 months? We invite you to apply! This is a pre-entry level law enforcement classification in which incumbents learn and gain additional qualifications in preparation for a career as a sworn peace officer. Join our team and you'll learn to protect yourself and others with incredible training, gain another family and a sense of belonging that no other career can offer, and spend your time helping others by making a positive impact on the community.
Police Officer Trainee – Academy Enrolled
Closing: Continuous

Are you currently enrolled in a Police Academy? We invite you to apply! This is a pre-entry level law enforcement classification in which incumbents learn and gain additional qualifications in preparation for a career as a sworn peace officer. Join our team and you'll learn to protect yourself and others with incredible training, gain another family and a sense of belonging that no other career can offer, and spend your time helping others by making a positive impact on the community.
Police Officer – Lateral (From Outside California)
Closing: Continuous

Our Police Department is looking for applicants with one year of experience in a sworn law enforcement position in the State of California (as defined in Penal Code Section 830.1) and possession of a California POST Basic Certificate that are interested in coming to Napa. Candidates on a current City of Napa eligible list need not re-apply.
Police Officer – Lateral (From Within California) 
Closing: Continuous

Our Police Department is looking for applicants with one year of experience in a sworn law enforcement position in the State of California (as defined in Penal Code Section 830.1) and possession of a California POST Basic Certificate that are interested in coming to Napa. Candidates on a current City of Napa eligible list need not re-apply.
Recreation Leader – Preschool (Part-Time)
Closing Date: Continuous

Do you consider yourself a positive role model? Do you have a passion for leading and mentoring youth? We have a part-time position meant for you in the Recreation Division.
Preschool Lead Teacher (Part-Time)
Closing: Continuous

Are you a positive, creative and energetic individual? Do you love organizing crafts and activities? Do you have a passion for mentoring youth? We are in search for a leader to join our Preschool Team who is committed to families and their young children.
Facility Attendant (Part-Time)
Closing: Continuous

Do you love serving your community? Do you have phenomenal customer service skills? Do you enjoy cleaning and keeping spaces orderly? We are looking for someone like you to join our team in the Recreation Division.
Park Maintenance Assistant (Part-Time)
Closing: Continuous

Do you love keeping busy indoors and outdoors? Are you handy? Would you enjoy working early mornings, holidays, and weekends? We have just the position for you in the Parks Division.
Facilities Maintenance Assistant (Part-Time)
Closing: Continuous

Do you love being on your feet and keeping busy? Enjoy repairing and cleaning? Do you have a passion for serving your community? We need extra help with maintaining facilities this summer. The position is a temporary extra-help position that will work in the Facilities Division of Public Works. 
Electrical Maintenance Assistant (Part-Time)
Closing: Continuous

Do you have experience with electrical repair work? We are looking for someone to assist our Electrical team in the Public Works Department on a temporary basis in routine electrical installation, modification, and maintenance work.
Equipment Service Assistant (Part-Time)
Closing: Continuous

Are you passionate about automobile, street construction and maintenance equipment? Do you understand the functions of automobile parts, garage supplies and tools? Can you inspect, diagnose, service and repair mechanical malfunctions? Our Public Works Operations Division is looking for an individual to assist our Fleet Team on a temporary, part-time basis. Our team repairs and performs preventative maintenance work on a wide variety of gasoline, diesel, propane and other power-driven automotive and construction equipment. General supervision is provided by the Fleet Supervisor.

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