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Clerk announces 22 openings on board, commissions

Friday August 1, 2014

The City Clerk is accepting applications from City of Napa Residents for a total of 22 openings on local boards, commissions and committees; four to serve on the Bicycle and Trails Advisory Commission, two to serve on the Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals, three to serve on the Community Development Block Grant Citizens’ Committee (CDBG), two to service on the Disability Access Board of Appeals, two to serve on the Housing Authority Board of the City of Napa, three to serve on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, four to serve on the Senior Advisory Commission, and two to serve on the Tree Advisory Commission. Deadline for submission of an application is 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014. 

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.

Police Department receives ABC grant

Tuesday July 29, 2014

The Napa Police Department was awarded a $75,000 Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) State Grant for a project to reduce future crimes involving alcohol and alcohol licensees.

The project will involve a variety of enforcement and education activities. The first focus area will be identifying and educating business premises with licensee violations within the City of Napa, focusing on the downtown area; the second focus area will be reducing the opportunity for minors to obtain alcohol; the third focus area will be enforcement during special events in the city of Napa that have large crowds with many alcohol related issues including fights, drunkenness and violations of ABC related laws.

Trash capture project funded by ABAG

Thursday July 24, 2014

The Bay Area-wide Trash Capture Demonstration Project, a recently-concluded four-year effort that included the City of Napa, has been called “an important step towards preserving and protecting our sensitive water bodies” by Public Works Director Jacques LaRochelle.

Using federal stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the project installed trash capture equipment in municipalities around the Bay. The City of Napa received $51,446 to obtain and install three large hydrodynamic separators at the City Corporation Yard and Materials Diversion Facility, along with 17 catch basin inserts that capture trash before it enters the storm drain system.

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