Meet My City Council
Duties of City Councilmembers
The Napa City Council meets to discuss the key issues facing the City of Napa and to strategize opportunities and solutions to meet the City's need. City departments present to the Council recommended projects and options to help address the various needs of the community. The City Council considers the recommendations and facilitates development of a list that reflects the core strategies and priority activities for the City.
The Napa City Council consists of five members, including one Mayor and four Councilmembers. The Mayor and each Councilmember are elected to four-year terms. The Vice Mayor is appointed annually by the Mayor and City Council pursuant to City Charter (Section 59A).
In addition to appointing the City Manager, City Attorney, and City Clerk, the City Council is responsible for appointing members of City Commissions, Committees, and Boards. Policy Resolution 19, R2016-6, provides the Norms of Operations and Rules of Order and Procedures for conducting City Council meetings. You may see how the City Council and City Staff are organized by viewing the organizational chart (PDF).
The November 3, 2020 election was the City of Napa's first district-based election for Councilmembers and an at-large Mayor. The City will continue to conduct district-based elections, including electing an at-large Mayor. The next election will be November 5, 2024.
The City Council adopted a Citywide Goverance Policty for elected officials on December 20, 2022 that states: "Each member of the City Council will help all members of the community regardless of the district in which a resident resides, or a proposed projected is located, or from which a Councilmember is elected." Read the Resolution R2022-113 in its entirety here.
The City of Napa has created an easy-to-use interactive map in order to help residents find out which district they currently reside in. You may use this helpful tool by simply typing in your address into the top left-hand search bar and clicking on the search icon. Your search results will show the exact location of the address provided on the interactive map.
For more information regarding the City's transition to district elections, please visit our District Elections webpage: District Elections | Napa, CA (cityofnapa.org). If you would like to find out more information regarding past elections, then please visit our elections webpage: ELECTIONS | Napa, CA (cityofnapa.org).
City Council Meetings
City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Typically, City Council meetings include an Afternoon Session beginning at 3:30 p.m. and an Evening Session beginning at 6:30 p.m. for each meeting. Regular meetings are televised live on Napa Public Access Television (Channel 28 on Comcast or Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse) and both livestreamed and archived on the City of Napa’s website at www.cityofnapa.org (see: https://napacity.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx).
The City Council conducts its meetings in accordance with the requirements of state law (the "Ralph M. Brown Act," California Government Code Sections 54950, et seq.) and the City's Rules of Order (Council Policy Resolution 19, R2016-6).
VIEWING THE MEETING LIVE
Full meeting procedures and participation methods will be included in the meeting agenda to be published online at https://napacity.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx, or available in the Office of the City Clerk at 707-257-9503 or email [email protected] at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting date.
VIEWING ARCHIVED WEBCASTS OF PAST MEETINGS
Members of the public may access past City meetings at any time by going to https://napacity.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx; which includes an indexed listing of past meetings, including supporting documents, minutes, and video.
How to Sign Up to Receive Agenda Notifications via Email
If you would like to receive copies of the City Council agendas, please email [email protected] to request to be added to our email distribution list. Agendas, minutes, videos, and other meeting materials are available online at https://napacity.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx..