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 six openings; one to serve on the Civil Service Commission, two to serve on Cultural Heritage Commission, one to serve on the Napa County Mosquito Abatement District Board, one to serve on the Napa Public Access Cable TV Board, and one to serve on the Parks, Recreation and Trees Advisory Commission. Please submit application by 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2021.
Applications are available online for submission – visit www.cityofnapa.org/BoardsandCommissions (https://www.cityofnapa.org/268/Boards-Commissions) for more information about the opening and the guidelines and requirements.
The Civil Service Commission acts in an administrative capacity for the City Council on issues concerning personnel administration, classified service regulations, appeals by persons in the classified service regarding employment status or condition of employment, and provides recommendations to the City Council on salaries and new classifications in the classified service. The Civil Service Commission consists of five members. Two are appointed by the City Council, two are elected by classified employees, and one member is appointed by the other four Commission Members. These appointments shall be appointed by the City Council. The members of the Civil Service Commission must be residents of the City of Napa for a continuous period of at least one year immediately preceding appointment of the Commission and must be registered voters. The Civil Service Commission meets on the third Monday of each month. Meetings begin at 5:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 955 School St., Napa.
The Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) is advisory to City Council on matters related to preservation of historic resources, particularly related to the Historic Preservation Element of the City’s General Plan. This five-member Commission is the decision-making body for Certificate of Appropriateness (See NMC Chapters 2.70.060 and 15.52.) Each member must be a full-time resident and registered voter of the City of Napa with the exception of two designated “preservation professionals” who may be either City or County residents. Qualifications include a demonstrated knowledge or interest in historic preservation or a preservation related field the historic the historic resources of the city, architecture, or urban design. Two designated “preservation professionals” must have professional experience in the field of architecture, landscape architecture, history, architectural history, rehabilitation and construction, urban planning, or other historic preservation related disciplines. One appointment shall fill the requirement of “preservation professional”. The CHC meets the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 955 School Street, Napa.
The Napa Public Access TV Board is the governing body to Napa Public Access Cable Television, Inc. (NPACT). The Board is the decision-making body NPACT’s policies, projects, and budgets and makes recommendations concerning the noncommercial public, educational, and government television access in Napa County. Eleven members, two of whom represent the City of Napa. The City representatives are appointed by the City Council. The remaining members represent a cross section of the community, including various governmental and educational jurisdictions. The Board meets every even month at 5:15 p.m. at Napa Public Access Cable Television office at 1600 Myrtle Street, Napa.
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 Parks, Recreation and Tree Advisory Commission is advisory to City Council and the Parks and Recreation Services Director on matters affecting the acquisition, development and maintenance of parks within the city; public recreation; cultural activities of public interest; matters affecting development of privately and publicly landscaped areas within the city; and matters related to trees, tree preservation and arboriculture, including the review of city tree ordinances, policies and programs. The commission is also authorized to take action as the decision-making body for specified actions set forth in the Municipal Code, particularly related to appeals of decisions regarding planting and removal of city trees under chapter 12.44 and the consideration of permits for activities affecting significant trees and appeals of determinations regarding activities affecting protected trees pursuant to chapter 12.45. Seven voting members appointed by the City Council. One member is a non-voting high school student in the City of Napa. This recruitment is for the High School Representative. Meets on the third Wednesday of every other month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 955 School Street, Napa.
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.