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.
A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the “Napa Oaks II” development project was released last week for public review. Napa Oaks II proposes to subdivide an 80.63 acre hillside property off Old Sonoma Road into 53 single-family lots and four open space lots. The number of lots proposed in the Napa Oaks II project has been reduced from a previous version of the project that was rejected by the City in 2002 containing 63 homes. The DEIR evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the project, including: aesthetics, agricultural resources, biological resources, geology, hydrology and water quality, public services and traffic. The public will have 45 days to review and comment on the DEIR. Following the 45-day public review period, a Final EIR will be prepared with responses to all comments received during the public review period. A copy of DEIR can be viewed/downloaded from the Planning Division's website.