Public Safety agencies cooperate to launch new real-time information service

UPDATED Wednesday June 3, 2009

On June 1, 2009, the Napa Police Department, Napa City Fire Department, Napa Sheriff’s Office, Calistoga Police Department and the California Highway Patrol launched a new free Community Information Service called Nixle. This service allows Napa County Public Safety agencies to notify residents in real time when there are public safety emergencies, traffic advisories, crime trends, safety tips and Public Safety agency special events. This service is completely free to Napa County residents (Text notifications are subject to text charges, based upon subscriber’s cellular phone agreement/contract). Local area residents are invited to register now and learn more at

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First workshop for Downtown Specific Plan

Thursday May 28, 2009

The Downtown Napa Specific Plan Community Workshop #1 will take place Tuesday, June 9, 2009 from 6pm to 9pm at the Westin Verasa Napa, 1314 McKinstry Street. This will be an exciting, interactive and educational public meeting to brainstorm, discuss, and create a community vision for Downtown Napa.

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Downtown Napa’s newest public art to be unveiled

Thursday May 28, 2009

An unveiling will be held Wednesday, June 3 from 4:30 to 5pm at the northeast corner of Coombs and Fifth streets, the location of the new art piece “Barrel of Fun” on the Fifth Street Parking Garage. Speakers at the event will include Bill Dodd, Napa County Board of Supervisors; Vice Mayor Juliana Inman, Napa City Council; Dr. Alvin “Lee” Block, Arts Commissioner; and artist Gordon Huether. The unveiling will be followed by a reception from 5pm to 7pm on the Riverbend Plaza at the Historic Napa Mill’s during the new “Local’s Night.”  No-host refreshments, free wine tasting, art on the plaza, and entertainment will be part of the festivities.

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Overview of proposed City budget available for download

UPDATED Wednesday June 3, 2009

At the City Council's Budget Workshop on May 18, 2009, City Manager Mike Parness presented an overview of the preliminary budget for Fiscal Years 2009-10/2010-11. The slides that were used in that presentation are available for download here in .pdf format. Vide of the meeting can be viewed from this page. 

The Council continued the budget process with a second public hearing during their June 2, 2009 meeting, and will consider approval of the proposed budget at their June 16, 2009 meeting.  

Proposal for CDBG Recovery Act Funds released

Friday May 22, 2009

Today the City of Napa is releasing the Draft Substantial Amendment to the Annual Action Plan for FY 2008-09 for public review and comment.  This document is a draft proposal for utilizing funds $183,773 in CDBG Recovery Act (CDBG-R) funds.  It will be considered by the City Council at the meeting of June 2, 2009 at the Council Chambers at City Hall, 955 School Street.  Copies of the Substantial Amendment are available at the City of Napa Housing Division Office, City Clerk’s Office and the Napa City-County Library or can be downloaded here. The public comment period begins on May 22, 2009 and lasts until the end of the Council meeting on June 2, 2009.  Persons wishing to submit written comments may send them to Kayne Doumani, City of Napa Housing Division, 115 Seminary Street, Napa, Ca 94559 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Oral comments may be made at the June 2 Council meeting.