Historic homes workshops coming up

UPDATED Tuesday January 20, 2009

The City of Napa presents a series of free educational workshops to assist homeowners and contractors with the preservation and maintenance of historic homes. The workshops will be held in the City Hall Council Chambers, 955 School Street. The first workshop took place on January 17, and the second will occur on February 7, 2009 from 9 am to noon. The goal of the workshops is to share information with the public on how to:

  • Preserve the character of historic houses
  • Increase property value
  • Incorporate modern features into older designs

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City receives grant for Countywide traffic program

Tuesday December 30, 2008

Building on the successes seen in recent years, the ‘Avoid the 9’ taskforce will be bringing more traffic enforcement to Napa County.  New equipment purchases and special traffic enforcement measures are on tap as a result of a recent $372,688 three year grant awarded by the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to the Napa Police Department. The Napa Police Department will be administering the grant for the entire county.  Law enforcement in Napa County is dedicated to keeping our roadways safe through both enforcement and education.

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DUI saturation patrols ahead

Tuesday December 23, 2008

During the evening of Friday 12/26/08 the City of Napa Police Departmentwill be conducting DUI Saturation Patrols in the city limits of Napa.  The saturation patrols will be in an areawhere the City of Napahas experienced a high number of collisions because the driver was driving underthe influence and in areas where a high number of DUI arrests have been made. 

The Napa Police Department is attempting cut down oncollisions involving the driver who has been drinking. An average of onealcohol-related traffic fatality occurs every 31 minutes. About 3 in 10 peoplewill be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime. In the City of Napa, this would amount to 22,500 residents involved in analcohol related crash in their lifetime comparable to almost the totalpopulation of American Canyon, St. Helenaand Calistoga combined.

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Napa Police want your seat belt story

Thursday December 18, 2008

The City of Napa Police Department is looking for local stories where seat belts resulted in a happy ending to a dangerous situation.

The use of seat belts and proper car seats for children has increased in recent years, but with Napa currently ranking fifth-worst in the state of California for injury collisions in towns of similar size, the Police Department is seeking greater awareness of the need for seat belts.

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City releases Due Diligence report on proposed Napa Pipe project

Friday December 12, 2008

The Napa City Council held a special meeting on Thursday December 11, 2008 to provide public information and additional perspective on the proposed high-density development at the former site of Napa Pipe. Released at the meeting was a report entitled Summary of Due Diligence Findings for Joint City/County Housing Solution.

The report was developed as to support the City's offer to absorb 70% of the County’s housing allocations for the next 21 years in return for annexation of the former Napa Pipe site into the City. This step would allow for unified, integrated planning throughout the City and avoid the problems that come with developing more than 3,000 homes in a single location. The joint housing solution has not been accepted by the County of Napa at this time.