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 seven Boards & Commissions openings; one to serve on the Civil Service Commission, three to serve on the Cultural Heritage Commission, two to serve on the Public Art Steering Committee and one to serve on the Napa County Measure A Financial Oversight Committee. Deadline for submission of Civil Service Commission, Cultural Heritage Commission, and Public Art Steering Committee applications is 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2016. Application submission for one vacancy on the Napa County Measure A Financial Oversight Committee is ongoing until filled.
Applications are available online for submission at www.cityofnapa.org and choose Boards Commissions & Committees from the Quick Links bar. Click Read More (link below) for more information about the various Commissions and their guidelines and requirements.
On April 27, 2016, the City of Napa concluded the fourth Citizens Academy - a free, nine-week program designed to help Napa residents 18 and over learn more about their city government. Academy members:
• Met City Council members, department heads and staff
• Learned how decisions are made, how city funds are allocated and how departments operate
• Enjoyed comprehensive overviews of departments, programs and services
• Discovered the current status and future plans for Napa's development
• Expanded their knowledge and became more informed on current issues and proposed projects within the City
• Participated in lively discussions, role-playing and other fun interactive activities
• Toured city facilities
• Became informed, involved citizens
The first eight sessions were held on consecutive Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the session beginning at 6:00 p.m. The final session on Wednesday, April 27, included a citywide bus tour, followed by a graduation ceremony and reception.
The program is about finding ways to start treating cardiac arrest victims within the three to five minutes that can make the difference between life and death.
The City of Napa, the Napa Sanitation District, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) are working together to relocate utilities during preliminary work on the State Route 121 (SR-121) Sarco Creek Bridge Replacement Project. Construction of the replacement bridge is scheduled to start in early 2017.
As part of the preliminary utility work, the city will begin relocating a water main Silverado Trail at Sarco Creek (approximately 0.1 miles south of Monticello Road & Silverado Trail). The water main relocation will begin April 18, 2016, and continue through May 31, 2016. This work will require a northbound lane closure along Silverado Trail between Hagen Road and Monticello Road.
Also in preparation for the bridge replacement project, Napa Sanitation District will be relocating sewer mains beginning June 1 and continuing through October 31. This work will require a northbound closure along Silverado Trail between Hagen Road and Monticello Road.
For more information or questions about this project, please contact the following:
Water main relocation:
Michael Hether, City of Napa Water Division, (707) 257-9521
Sewer Main Relocation:
Robin Gamble, Napa Sanitation District, (707) 258-6031
Sarco Creek Bridge Replacement Project:
Before it ever carries floodwaters, Downtown Napa’s Oxbow Commons will get a chance to fulfill its other important role - recreation area! The new park will hosts its first large public event on Saturday, April 23rd as Napa’s annual Earth Day Celebration returns, bigger and better than ever. Presented by the Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County (EECNC), this year’s festival runs from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and features dozens of exhibitor booths displaying environmental products, services, games, and giveaways. Earth Day 2016 is a fun, educational event for the entire family, offering information on a host of important topics - alternative energy, local agriculture, watershed health, pollution prevention, recycling, and more. Expanded children’s activities and a special electric vehicle exhibit are just a few of the enhancements afforded by the new festival site.