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REMINDER: California Boulevard to Close the Week of September 9th

Caltrans is scheduled to remove the traffic signal light at the intersection of First Street and California Boulevard in Napa the second week of September 2019 to accommodate construction on one of three roundabouts west of downtown Napa.
The closure of California Boulevard at First Street is planned to begin the week of September 9 and will reopen by late December. Detours will be in place. Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes. Should drivers travel through the construction area, delays are expected and drivers should exercise caution.

Detour Details
•    Eastbound on First Street from State Route 29 (SR-29) will be able to make a right turn on California Boulevard going south to get to Second and Third streets.
•    California Boulevard southbound will turn left at Clay Street, then right at Seymour Street, then right at Third Street. Detour ends at California Boulevard.
•    California Boulevard northbound will turn right at Second Street, then left at Seymour Street, then left at Clay Street and detour ends at California Boulevard.
•    First Street westbound will turn right at Walnut Street, left on Clay Street and detour ends at California Boulevard.

For more information, visit the Napa Roundabout Webpage at

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Planning Commission Openings

Still Time to Apply!

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 three openings; three to serve on the Planning Commission.  Applications are available online for submission at - choose Boards, Commissions & Committees from the City Clerk’s page. Please submit application by 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2019

The Planning Commission is advisory to the City Council on matters related to land use and planning, particularly related to amendments to the City's General Plan policies and Zoning Ordinance. The Planning Commission is the decision-making body for specified land use actions, including conditional use permits and design review permits. One of the three appointments shall fill the requirement of “design professional”. Applicants must be City of Napa residents and registered voters. The Planning Commission meets regularly on the first and third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, located at City Hall, 955 School Street.

The City of Napa recruits throughout the year for interested residents to serve on a variety of boards and commissions that examine issues of community concern. Volunteers appointed to serve on a board or commission help City Council and city departments examine issues and, in turn, shape the future of Napa. Board and Commission members are appointed by the City Council and terms vary but are typically either two or three years. Most board members must be city residents and registered voters.
To find out more about the different commissions, committees and boards and to apply online, please visit our Boards, Commissions & Committees page on the Clerk’s homepage. For more information contact Tiffany Carranza, City Clerk, at (707) 257-9503.


Workshop Scheduled for First Time Homebuyers

You are invited to attend our workshop to learn about programs that may help you become a homeowner, including the City of Napa’s First Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Programs.

This workshop has been scheduled to educate first time homebuyers on the home buying and mortgage loan process, and to inform them about the City’s Down Payment Assistance Program eligibility criteria. 

The next available workshop will be held October 29th at 6:30 p.m. at the City of Napa’s Housing Authority office located at 1115 Seminary Street. Seating is limited. And please no small children.

To register, email: [email protected]. Those in the market for a first home are encouraged to learn more and attend this City-sponsored workshop.

Storm Drain

Street Sweeping Reminders

Residential and commercial streets are swept once monthly from February through September and twice monthly from October through January. Routes and schedules are available on the Citywide Sweeper Route Map. You click on the map to view schedules or enter your address to find out exactly when sweepers will be on your street!
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Sweeping of each route occurs on the same day of a particular week each month; for example, the second Monday or the fourth Friday. Typical hours of operation are from 4:30 to 9 a.m. in commercial areas and from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in residential areas. This schedule was established so that sweeping occurs on a simplified, regular, and predictable basis for residents and businesses.
Please make a note of your scheduled sweep day and accommodate the service by moving parked cars from the street. Portions of streets missed due to parked cars cannot be practically or efficiently re-swept until the next scheduled sweep date.
There will be no street sweeping on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Streets that are scheduled on these holidays will be slept the following weekday. In order to maintain a consistent schedule, sweeping will occur on all other holidays.
Street sweeping services for the City of Napa are provided by Contract Sweeping Services, Inc. For customer service concerns or questions related to routes and scheduling, please call Contract Sweeping Services at 707-257-9650 or 209-595-1370.
Leaf Season
During our heavy leaf months of October through January, sweeping frequency is increased from once monthly to twice monthly, with the second sweep of each month occurring two weeks before or after the normally scheduled day. To prevent flooding and protect our waterways, we ask that you do not sweep or blow leaves or yard trimmings into the street or gutter. Instead, add them to your brown compost cart.
To learn more about how you can manage and dispose of your leaves, please visit our website at


NVTA Transportation Summit

You're Invited!

You are invited to Napa Valley Transportation Authority's 2019 Transportation Summit!

Wednesday, September 18th
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

CIA Copia
500 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559

NVTA wants your input on the future of transportation in Napa.
You'll have the opportunity to meet the NVTA Board members, learn about transportation projects in Napa County that affect you, discover our public transit innovations, and tour an all-electric zero-emissions bus. Complimentary Beverages & Light Bites will be provided, then hop on over to the Oxbow Market or CIA's Grove for dinner.
For more information visit:

POWERED BY THE NAPA VALLEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY – Napa County’s Transportation Planning and Congestion Management Agency.


From PG&E: New Weather Webpage

Gives Customers Insight into Meteorological Matters, Gauges the Potential for the Need to Call a Public Safety Power Shutoff

As part of its efforts to prepare customers and communities for the growing threat of wildfire, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has launched a robust weather webpage on, providing detailed, localized forecasts.
Of special note, the page offers a seven-day, look-ahead regional forecast updated daily by a PG&E meteorologist or fire scientist that indicates the potential need to call a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). PG&E monitors conditions across our system and evaluates whether to proactively turn off electric power lines, in the interest of public safety, if gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, threaten a portion of the electric system.
That PG&E 7-Day PSPS Potential forecast will provide an instantaneous sense of what’s going on and what’s ahead. The forecast encompasses nine geographic regions of PG&E’s service area and four levels of PSPS potential:

  • Not Expected – Conditions that generally warrant a PSPS event are not expected at this time.

  • Elevated – An upcoming event, typically a period of adverse weather combined with dry fuels, is being monitored for an increased potential of a PSPS event.

  • PSPS Watch – PG&E’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is now activated based upon a reasonable chance of executing a PSPS to reduce public safety risk in a given geographic zone due to a combination of adverse weather and dry fuel conditions.  A PSPS watch is typically only issued within 72 hours before the anticipated start of an event.

  • PSPS Warning – Customers in areas being considered for a PSPS have been or are being notified. This level indicates execution of a PSPS is probable given the latest forecast of weather and fuels and/or observed conditions. PSPS is typically executed in smaller and more targeted areas than the PG&E Geographic Zones. This level does not guarantee a PSPS execution as conditions and forecasts might change.

But beyond PSPS information, weather geeks will find a lot to love about the new weather page ( With PG&E’s weather map at your fingertips you’ll be able to check humidity, precipitation, temperatures, wind speeds and wind gusts across 70,000 square miles of Northern and Central California. And you can check out those same conditions in your hometown, based on the closest weather station.
Additionally, the map shows whether the National Weather Service has called a Red Flag Warning and where. It also offers access to the thousands of weather stations and dozens of high-definition cameras in use by PG&E. There’s even a daily sunrise and sunset timetable.
No single factor drives a Public Safety Power Shutoff, as each situation is unique. PG&E carefully reviews a combination of many criteria when determining if power should be turned off for safety. These factors generally include, but are not limited to:

  • A Red Flag Warning declared by the National Weather Service

  • Fire Potential Outlooks from the Interagency Geographic Area Coordination Centers (GACCs)

  • Low humidity levels, generally 20 percent and below

  • Forecasted sustained winds generally above 25 mph and wind gusts in excess of approximately 45 mph, depending on location and site-specific conditions such as temperature, terrain and local climate

  • Condition of dry fuel on the ground and live vegetation (moisture content)

  • On-the-ground, real-time observations from PG&E’s Wildfire Safety Operations Center and observations from PG&E field crews

“By expanding our network of weather stations and cameras and offering this real-time information to our customers and agency partners, PG&E continues to grow Northern and Central California’s awareness of weather patterns and the need to initiate a Public Safety Power Shutoff when conditions merit it,” said PG&E Meteorologist Scott Strenfel. “Customers and communities need to prepare, and this weather intelligence complements the letters, community open houses, webinars, workshops, social media posts and more that we’ve used to emphasize that message.”
For information about fire conditions in California, go to CAL FIRE’s website, For more information about the Community Wildfire Safety Program, including links to update contact information, resources for Public Safety Power Shutoffs and a schedule of upcoming regional open houses and webinars, visit PG&E’s website at

Napa Senior Activity Center

Calling All Artists!

Senior Center Art Installations

Public Art - Outdoor Sculpture Senior Center 
The Napa Senior Center recently reopened to the public after 9 months of construction. The updated facility creates an opportunity for a permanent art installation. This art installation will be permanently installed outside, where it will be highly visible from both outside and inside the Senior Center. Only completed artworks are eligible. Conceptual artwork proposals will not be considered. Entry deadline 9/20/19.

Eligibility: Applicants must be currently living or working in CA, OR, NV, CO, WA, AZ, ID or UT. They must be at least 50 years of age to represent the Senior Center community. Napa City employees, and their immediate family members are not eligible. 

Napa Senior Center Exhibit - 2D Art  
The City of Napa is opening a call for 2D art at the Napa Senior Center in their newly remodeled Maple Room. Artwork will be displayed for a 6-month period (January to June or July to December 2020). Artists must be available for installation and deinstallation process. Entry deadline 12/30/19. 

Eligibility: Applicants must be artists currently living or working in Napa Valley, CA. They must be at least 50 years of age.  City employees and their immediate family members are ineligible.

General Plan

Subscribe to the General Plan Newsletter!

Participate. Stay Informed.

The General Plan newsletter is intended to provide interested parties periodic updates on the General Plan Update process, upcoming meetings, and activities. Visit the Notify Me page on the City of Napa’s website to subscribe - just click on the mail icon next to the Napa 2040 General Plan Newsletter. Please remember to set your spam blocker to allow mail from [email protected].


Upcoming Meeting Dates

General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC)
Monday, August 26, 2019
City Council Chambers - 955 School Street, Napa
5:30PM - 7:30PM
You can also stay tuned at, as well as the City’s FacebookNextdoor and Twitter pages, for upcoming General Plan updates and events. 

You can direct any questions to [email protected]!


Financial Assistance Offered to Low & Fixed Income Households

Recycling and Waste Services Bills

Is your household on a low/fixed income? Do you participate in the PG&E “CARE” program? If so, you are eligible for $10 per month in financial assistance with your recycling and waste services bill. Please bring your current PG&E bill as evidence to the NRWS Payment Center at 598 Lincoln Avenue Mon-Fri, 8:30 am to 5 pm, to take advantage of this new program, or you can fax or mail a copy to:

Attn: Low Income Assistance Program
PO Box 239
Napa, CA 94559

(707) 258-8165

¿Su hogar tiene un ingreso bajo/fijo? ¿Participas en el programa "CARE" de PG&E? Si es así, es elegible para recibir $10 por mes de asistencia financiera con su factura de servicios de reciclaje y basura. Traiga su factura actual de PG&E como evidencia al Centro de pagos de NRWS ubicado en 598 Lincoln Avenue Mon-Fri, 8:30 am to 5 pm para aprovechar de este nuevo programa o puede enviar por fax o correo a:

Attn: Low Income Assistance Program
PO Box 239
Napa, CA 94559

(707) 258-8165

Arbor Day

National Public Lands Day

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Come make a lasting impact to our community’s park system!  This year’s National Public Lands Day will be held on September 28th combining three fun events in one day!

Arbor Day
The City of Napa will be hosting our 30th annual Arbor Day celebration. The City of Napa is a certified Tree City USA. To maintain this status and celebrate our public lands, the City coordinates a volunteer effort to plant trees in the community. Volunteers will learn about tree species that are better suited to the Napa climate and proper planting techniques while providing a valuable service to the community. We will be planting numerous new trees in the park and need volunteers of all ages to come out and help us celebrate. To register to participate, please contact our volunteer coordinator at (707) 257-9960. Please arrive and check in by 9:00 a.m. 

Bike Your Park Day 
In partnership with the Adventure Cycle Association and the Napa Bicycle Coalition, the City of Napa will host a free guided bike tour starting at Kennedy Park at 10:00 AM. The route will be approximately 9 miles and travel along the Vine Trail through numerous city parks including historic Fuller Park while looping back to Kennedy Park. The tour includes biking through the Railroad Arts District. Please register in advance here!

Public Lands Service Projects
In addition to planting trees, there will be several other service projects taking place in Kennedy Park on September 28th. The park improvements will include projects at the Formal Gardens, skate park and duck pond. We are looking for community members to sign up to assist our park staff while we improve these areas. Projects will take place between 9:00 AM and 1:00  PM. To register to volunteer, contact our volunteer coordinator at (707)257-9960.  

Music, entertainment and refreshments will be part of the fun. Updated information can be found on our website and social media pages. We hope to see you there!

Third Sundays at Fuller Park

Third Sundays at Fuller Park

Enjoy the music under the shade in Napa’s oldest park from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM. Bring a picnic and a chair or a blanket.

September 15 - Mariachi Aguilas
Playing together since 1974, Mariachi Aguilas creates music that connects with the audience. Featuring violinist, trumpets, guitar, vihuela and guitarrón players, their knowledge of the Mariachi repertoire is incredible.

October 20 - The Mighty Murphys
The Might Murphys are an acoustic band playing instruments from the Irish tradition. The band enjoys sharing music that reminds them of their Irish roots and ancestors. The band sparkles with upbeat Irish reels, jigs, plus heart-felt ballads of the old country sung by Christine. Many of their songs are written by band member Day Griffin in the traditional Irish style.

Water Quality report 2019

2018 Drinking Water Quality Report

Once again in 2018, City of Napa tap water met all stringent U.S. EPA and State health standards. Print copies of the City of Napa’s latest Drinking Water Quality Report are now available. Since June, a web version of the report has been posted on the City Water page, Water customers were alerted of the direct web address for the electronic document,, by a printed message on their spring water bills. Along with summarizing regulated substances and water treatment tasks, the report describes our source waters, the importance of protecting our watersheds, and the benefits of chlorination.

For customers without computer access, print copies of the 2018 Drinking Water Quality Report may be picked up at the Water Division, 1340 Clay Street, and at the Finance-Collection windows in City Hall, 955 School Street. These paper copies will also be mailed upon request by calling 707-257-9521.

The City continues to primarily use an electronic distribution method for this report, saving resources and ratepayer funds while still communicating to customers about the health and safety of their tap water.

Cosntruction Ahead

Highway 29 Water Main Freeway Crossings - Now Underway

The City continues 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.
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

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City of Napa is Hiring!

See what positions are available and apply today!

Assistant Housing Manager (Promotional)
Closing: 9/6/19

Are you eager to produce phenomenal work in the areas of housing, leadership, and program/project management? Do you have a passion for implementing new initiatives? Has your collaborative work style allowed you to bring value that has made positive impacts on your team? Join us and continue your work by contributing to your new team but also the community we serve! **Note: When applying to promotional opportunities, please use a personal email address**
Coming Soon!

The City of Napa will soon begin a recruitment to create an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Our Firefighter/Paramedics have one of the most respected jobs in the Napa community: Responding to incidents, preventing them from happening, helping those in need of immediate assistance, and protecting Napa citizens and property. We invite you to read through the anticipated posting and prepare required documents.
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.
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.
Parks Maintenance & Operations Technical Associate
Closing: Continuous

Are you looking for a chance to grow your career in geospatial and computerized maintenance management software systems? If you are a technical person interested in obtaining real work experience while exploring your interest and developing skills and competencies, this job is for you! We are seeking a highly-motivated and organized Parks Maintenance & Operations Technical Associate ("Parks M&O Associate").
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.
Waste Prevention Assistant (Part-Time)
Closing: Continuous

Do you love working in a collaborative environment that includes outreach and educational campaigns? Are you passionate about sustainability and the environment? Can you communicate with a diverse range of people in the local community? We are searching for you to join our team at the Recycling and Materials Diversion Division.

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