Napa Riverfront

HEADS UP: Road Work Throughout Town Next Week

As we continue our efforts to improve our streets and sidewalks, we wanted to give you a heads up about more working happening around town next week. You will see the following work going on:

- Our Concrete crew will be working in the "hospital streets" area all of next week, with work mostly concentrated on Polly Court, Republic Avenue and Lisa Court. 

- Our Paving crew will be patching utility repairs and potholes all over town next week.
Additionally, crews will be continuing work along the water main restoration project that crosses Highway 29. Here is a list of locations where you can expect some traffic interruptions, so please drive safely when traveling through the area!

Old Sonoma Road
A. East of Hwy 29: At Walnut Street
B. West of Hwy 29: At Freeway Drive

Pine Street 
A. East of Hwy 29: From 2300 block to Walnut Street
B. West of Hwy 29:  From 2200 block to Freeway Drive

Laurel Street (Kilburn Avenue)
A. East of Hwy 29: 2400 block 
B. Kilburn Avenue: 2500 block, Crosswalk blocked at Avon Avenue
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!

Detour Map

Napa Roundabouts

Construction Update

Caltrans is scheduled to close the State Route 29 (SR-29) Northbound First Street Offramp from Monday, October 7 through the end of November to accommodate construction on one of three roundabouts west of downtown Napa. You can view the map here.

A detour will be in place, along with previously announced detours currently in place due to construction. Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes. Delays are expected in the construction area and drivers should exercise caution.


•    Northbound SR-29 at First Street, take Lincoln Avenue exit, then right on Lincoln Avenue going east and then right on California Boulevard going south.

•    Eastbound on First Street from Browns Valley Road to SR-29 Northbound Onramp will be closed. No access to Northbound SR-29 from Eastbound First Street will be available.


•    Eastbound on First Street from Browns Valley Road 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.

Fire & LIfe Safety Day

Fire & Life Safety Day Open House

Saturday, October 19, 2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Fire Station #1, 930 Seminary Street, Napa

Come learn about fire safety and meet your firefighters! Tour the fire station and see what a day in the life of a firefighter is like! Tour the Dispatch Center to see what it’s like to be a 911 operator!

See firefighters in action using the jaws of life! Visit booths staffed by local health and safety service providers to learn how to keep your family healthy, safe, and prepared for emergencies! Have your picture taken with firefighters, fire trucks, and Sparky! Games, activities, and more!

FREE Halloween Costume Exchange!

Be eek-o-friendly this Halloween by bringing a gently used costume to this open house to exchange for a “new to you” costume! You don’t have to donate a costume to participate. Respook. Rewear. Rescare!

Participants include:

Napa Fire Department • Napa Police Department • Napa Dispatch
California Highway Patrol • AMR Ambulance • Red Cross and C.E.R.T
Yo Belle Downtown Napa • PG&E • and more

Costume Exchange Sponsored by Community Resources for Children & City of Napa

Road work

Road Work Continues on Jefferson Street Between First and Third

September 23 through October 4

The City's Streets Division crews will be working on Jefferson Street from First Street to Third Street over the next two weeks from September 23 through October 4. This work is being done in preparation of the couplet changes related to the Roundabouts project when the direction of First and Second Streets will be changed west of Jefferson Street (when the roundabouts are finished next year).  Intersections will remain open during the work over the next two weeks, however left turn lanes on Jefferson Street turning onto First and Second will be closed.  Northbound lane number 1 will be closed from Oak Street to First Street and southbound lane number 1 from Clay Street to Third Street will also be closed.  Work will be performed from 8:00 – 2:30 daily. Please drive safe when traveling through the area - and we thank you for your patience!  

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!

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Planning Commission Openings

Still Time to Apply - Deadline Extended!

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, October 4, 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 for First Time Homebuyers

Location Updated!

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 City Council Chambers at 955 School 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.

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]!

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.

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.

Napa City Council Meeting

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM Afternoon Session;
          6:30 PM Evening Session
Location: City Hall Council Chambers, 955 School Street
Follow this link to access the regular meeting agenda for October 1, 2019:

City Council of the City of Napa Regular Meeting
Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Napa Regular Meeting

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