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 eight openings; one to serve on the Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals; three to serve on the Planning Commission; one to serve on the Napa Valley Transportation Active Transportation Advisory Committee; one to serve on the Napa County Library Commission; one to serve on the Napa County Local Food Advisory Council; one to serve on the Napa County Mosquito Abatement District Board. Please submit application by 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 11, 2020.
Applications are available online for submission – visit www.cityofnapa.org/BoardsandCommissions for more information about the various openings and their guidelines and requirements.
The Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals is the local appeals board for the City of Napa regarding issues related to building and fire codes. Each member should demonstrate knowledge, experience, and training in matters related to building construction and fire protection. Three appointments shall serve concurrently on the Disability Access Board of Appeals. Applicants must be City of Napa residents and registered voters. The Board has no regular meetings and are called as needed.
The Planning Commission is advisory to the City Council on matters related to land use and planning, particularly related to amendments to the City's General Plan policies and Zoning Ordinance. The Planning Commission is the decision-making body for specified land use actions, including conditional use permits and design review permits. One of the three appointments shall fill the requirement of “design professional”. Applicants must be City of Napa residents and registered voters. The Planning Commission meets regularly on the first and third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, located at City Hall, 955 School Street.
The Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA) Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) is an Advisory Committee that is responsible to promote and encourage safe bicycling and walking to further Napa’s goal of becoming a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly city. The Committee consists of eleven members: four members representing the City of Napa; two members represent the County of Napa; two members represent the City of American Canyon; and the Town of Yountville, City of St. Helena, and City of Calistoga each have one member to represent their respective jurisdictions. The Committee meets every month, generally on the 4th Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the NVTA's offices at 625 Burnell Street in Napa.
The Napa County Library Commission functions under the authority of the County Board of Supervisors, reports on matters concerning the Library, and serves as community advocates on behalf of the Library. The Commission is made up of eight members appointed as follows: two appointed by the Napa City Council; three appointed by the County Board of Supervisors; one appointed by the Calistoga City Council; one appointed by the American Canyon City Council; and one appointed by the Yountville Town Council. Term of office is for a period of three years. The City of Napa representative to the Napa County Library Commission must be a resident of the City of Napa. Meetings are held the first Thursday of every other month.
The Napa County Local Food Advisory Council advises the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights regarding development and facilitation of a sustainable local food system, and to provide a forum for public input regarding related issues. The Advisory Council assists County staff in promoting local food production and consumption, in undertaking a review of County regulations to identify and address barriers and opportunities associated with local food production, distribution, and access, and in recommending to the Board of Supervisors' Legislative Subcommittee needed changes in State law for incorporation into the County's legislative platform. The Board consists of 15 members appointed by the County Board of Supervisors, including representatives of agriculture, public and private institutions, health and nutrition, community advocates, the incorporated cities and towns and unincorporated portion of Napa County. Members are 1 representative from the Board of Supervisors, 5 representatives from the incorporated cities/town, 3 representatives from agriculture, 1 individual representing public health and/or nutrition, 1 individual representing institutions, 1 individual representing marketing and/or distribution of agricultural products, and 3 representatives from the community at large. Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of every other month starting in January. Unless otherwise stated, meetings are held at the Agricultural Commissioner's Office, 1710 Soscol Avenue, Suite 3, Napa, California from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
The Napa County Mosquito Abatement District Board is the Governing Body of the Mosquito Abatement District which provides mosquito/vector control services for the County of Napa. The Board consists of six members: one of whom represents the City of Napa. The City Council of the City of Napa appoints one member to the Board of Trustees to serve as the City’s representative. All other members represent the other governmental jurisdictions in the County of Napa in addition to one member representing the County at-large. The City of Napa representative to the Napa County Mosquito Abatement District Board must be a resident of the City of Napa. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
The City of Napa recruits throughout the year for interested residents to serve on a variety of boards and commissions that examine issues of community concern. Volunteers appointed to serve on a board or commission help City Council and city departments examine issues and, in turn, shape the future of Napa. Board and Commission members are appointed by the City Council and terms vary but are typically either two or three years. Most board members must be city residents and registered voters.
To find out more about the different commissions, committees and boards and to apply online, visit https://www.cityofnapa.org/268/Boards-Commissions. For more information contact Tiffany Carranza, City Clerk, at (707) 257-9503.