Ritz-Carlton Napa Valley project approved by Council

Thursday July 17, 2008

With a unanimous vote, the Napa City Council approved the Ritz-Carlton Napa Valley project at its July 15, 2008 meeting. The developer, River House Land Company, is expected to now pursue the needed construction permits with the first quarter of 2011 targeted for completion of construction and occupancy.

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Police on the lookout for DUIs Friday night

Wednesday July 16, 2008

During the evening of Friday July 18, 2008, the Napa Police Department will be conducting DUI Saturation Patrols. The patrols will take place in an area of the City of Napa where a high number of collisions caused by driving under the influence have occured, and in areas where a high number of DUI arrests have been made.

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Free Water-Wise Landscaping workshops planned

Updated Monday August 11, 2008

The City of Napa has launched its 2008 Water-Wise Landscaping Workshop Series. With outdoor water use totaling more than half of Napa’s annual consumption, more efficient irrigation is key to a positive water future. 

The series continues in September to emphasize proper water-wise site preparation and plant selection in advance of the fall planting season. Each workshop features expert presenters, free water-saving devices, literature, and door prizes.

Workshops are held at Las Flores Community Center from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on the dates shown. Call 707-257-9309 to reserve a space for any of these dates.

***PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE FOR SEPTEMBER WORKSHOPS***
Las Flores Community Center, 4300 Linda Vista Avenue, Napa    MAP

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Staff report on Ritz-Carlton Napa Valley project available online

Friday July 11, 2008

The staff report and supporting documents for the Ritz-Carlton Napa Valley project are available online, in advance of the City Council's consideration of the project on Tuesday, July 15. The full package of documents is available here.

The Ritz-Carlton Project would include 351 hotel rooms, a restaurant and bar area, retail space, a 20,900-square-foot banquet and conference facility and a health spa, and a subterranean parking garage.  The Ritz-Carlton would be designed and constructed as a five diamond quality level property as rated by the American Automobile Association (AAA).  A full project description including Project history is located in the June 19, 2008 Planning Commission Report. See Attachment 7 in the package of documents.

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City of Napa joins Bay Area water agencies in water conservation campaign

Tuesday July 8, 2008

The City of Napa today joined other Bay Area and statewide water agencies to launch an unprecedented regional public education campaign aimed at reminding residents and businesses to curb water use this summer and fall. The “Water Saving Hero” campaign features ordinary people adopting simple water conservation practices in their everyday lives, and will soon blanket radio and television airwaves, billboards, transit stations, buses, trains and websites throughout the region. The effort also features a new website www.WaterSavingHero.com, where Bay Area residents can link directly to their local water agency’s conservation tips and cash rebate information. The effort comes on the heels of the Governor’s proclamation of statewide drought amidst growing concerns about future water supplies.

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