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Upcoming City Council Meeting

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM Afternoon Session, 6:30 PM Evening Session
Location: City Hall Council Chambers,
955 School Street, Napa

Follow this link to access the regular meeting agenda for September 17, 2019:
City Council of the City of Napa Regular Meeting

Napa Roundabouts

CLOSED: California Boulevard at First Street

Closure to Remain Until Late December

Caltrans has removed the traffic signal light at the intersection of First Street and California Boulevard to accommodate construction on one of three roundabouts west of downtown Napa.

The closure of California Boulevard at First Street will reopen by late December. Detours are 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

Napasan Open House

NapaSan Open House 

Coming Up This Weekend

Join Napa Sanitation District on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 10 AM to 2 PM for NapaSan's Open House!

The NapaSan Open House is an annual event that features treatment plant tours, laboratory visits, bird walks, crafts and games for kids, large equipment demonstrations, and refreshments.

2019 Open House Flyer

For more information, call Stephanie at (707)258-6002.

Verizon Open House

Date: September 24, 2019
Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM
Location: 2840 Soscol Ave., Napa, CA 94558

More information at:

Verizon has invited the Napa community to an open house* to learn more about the proposed wireless project in Napa. Visitors can drop in at any time during the open house to learn more about the proposed small cell project with new wireless equipment to be attached to existing utility and streetlight poles. 

Verizon representatives will provide information about the proposed project and be available to answer questions. Visit Verizon's website listed above for more meeting information. 

*Note: There will be no formal presentation and attendees are welcome to drop by any time between 5:30pm and 7:30pm to learn more and speak with Verizon reps.

Napa General Plan

An Introduction to

Health in All Policies

Please join the City of Napa and our regional partners as we discuss the role of public policy in shaping community health outcomes.

Panel Presentation:
October 7 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a collaborative approach that integrates and articulates health considerations into policymaking across sectors to improve the health of all communities and people. Join us! Contact [email protected] with questions.

Doors open at 5:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

Don’t miss this opportunity to collaborate!

Composting Workshop

Home & Worm Composting

Workshop this weekend! Register Now!

Upcoming Workshop:
Saturday, September 14 from 10AM - 12PM
Senior Center Multipurpose Room
2185 Elliott Drive, American Canyon

Two types of workshop are 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. Learn More About Home Composting

Participants can choose one of the following at the end of the two hour class:
Earth Machine bin for home composting $20 – cash or check only
Soil Saver bin for home composting $20 – cash or check only
$30 mail-in rebate towards the purchase of worm composting bin
$30 mail-in rebate towards the purchase of a mulching lawnmower or lawnmower retrofit.

Worm composting (vermiposting) focuses on food scraps and is often the best option for those with limited space and minimal or no yardwaste. Participants will assemble a working worm bin to take home.

Schedule and Registration:
You can register for EITHER one home compost OR one worm compost class on any workshop day. Please choose a date to begin the registration process: 

We have a limit on how many people can attend per workshop, so please make sure to register!
NRWS Canned Food Drive

Food Drive

Napa Recycling and Waste Services Annual Canned Food Drive will be held next week, from September 16th-20th. You can place your donation in a separate bag next to your recycling cart by 6am on your normal service day during the donation week – here are the details.  See NRWS' website for year-round local food donation options.

40% of food is wasted in this country. Californians throw out over 11 billion pounds of food waste every year, and Napa ranks 45th for food insecurity out of California’s 58 counties! Check out for great food waste reduction tips. You can also help fight this waste and lend a helping hand by donating food.

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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.


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!

Napa Senior Activity Center Art Installations

Public Art - Outdoor Sculpture Senior Center
The Napa Senior Activity 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 9/30/19.

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 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). 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]
You can also stay tuned at, as well as the 
FacebookNextdoor and Twitter pages, for upcoming General Plan updates and events. 

You can direct any questions to [email protected]!

Napa County RCD

Coastal Cleanup Day

Saturday, September 21, from 9AM - 12PM

VOLUNTEERS are needed to clean up Napa County’s
streets & creeks!

This event is part of the 35th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day, a statewide and international effort to clean trash and debris from beaches, bays, creeks, rivers, and lakes.
In Napa County last year, 553 volunteers collected 2,402 pounds of trash and 933 pounds of recyclables from Napa’s waterways. 

Help us make Napa County one of the cleanest, greenest counties
in the state! Reduce plastic bag waste— bring your own bucket, box, or bin for litter collection. All ages are welcome to participate. Visit Napa County Resource Conservation District's website for a full list of cleanup locations:

Ashley Kvitek
[email protected]
or 707-690-3117

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.

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!

Firefighter/Paramedic 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.
Downtown Maintenance Assistant Closing Date: Continuous
Do you love keeping busy outdoors? Are you handy? Would you enjoy working early mornings? We have just the position for you in the Public Works Department.
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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