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Resources for earthquake recovery

UPDATED Friday September 19, 2014

Resources are available for the many needs that come with earthquake recovery. The best way to acccess the range of information and resources is to visit the Local Assistance Center at 301 First Street, Napa. Napa County and City of Napa are providing a one-stop local assistance center under one roof. The building (formerly JV Wine & Spirits and Vallerga's Market) includes representatives from the State and local governments, Red Cross, and other agencies and organizations who will provide post-disaster assistance to residents and businesses who suffered damage in the earthquake. Visit for more information or call 707-258-7829.

What to do about a red tag or yellow tag

City inspectors continue to evaluate properties throughout the City following the South Napa Quake of August 24.  

Here is what to do if your property has been tagged:

Wasting water now prohibited statewide

Wednesday August 6, 2014

With California experiencing one of the most severe droughts on record, the State Water Board has adopted emergency regulations which target outdoor water use. Four specific wasteful uses of potable water are now prohibited statewide:

• Using water to wash any driveway or sidewalk
• Using a hose to wash a motor vehicle, unless the hose is equipped with a shutoff nozzle
• Overwatering lawns and landscapes such that excessive runoff flows onto adjacent property, walkways, roadways, or parking lots
• Using water in a fountain or other decorative water feature, unless the water is recirculated

Down payment assistance available for first time home buyers

UPDATED Friday August 1, 2014

With interest rates still at historic lows, all residents are invited to attend a workshop on paths to homeownership, including the City of Napa’s First Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Programs. These workshops will educate first time homebuyers on the home buying and mortgage loan process, and provide information on the City’s Down Payment Assistance Program eligibility criteria. The next available workshops will be held August 21 and September 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the City of Napa’s Housing Authority office located at 1115 Seminary Street. Seating is limited. To register, call Andrea Clark at 257-9254 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

City to debut new Citizens Academy

Wednesday July 30, 2014

On September 24, 2014, the City of Napa will kick-off its first Citizens Academy - a program designed to help Napa residents learn more about their city government. The Citizens Academy is a free program for Napa residents 18 and over. Class size is limited to 25 participants. Sessions will be held weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with the exception of the final session which will be held on November 12, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will include a citywide bus tour, followed by a graduation ceremony and reception.

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