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Urban Renaissance June 22

2040 General Plan Conversation Starters - New Event!

The second event in our 2040 General Plan Conversation Starters has been scheduled!

Urban Renaissance
Friday, June 22, 2018
2:30PM – 7PM
Archer Hotel – Grand Salon

Urban Renaissance is the second in a two-part speaker series intended to foster civic engagement in a lead-up to the General Plan Update. With a greater focus on Downtown Napa, speakers will engage the audience on topics such as the changing face of retail; walkable, bikeable, destination-rich cities; and mixed-use, density, and affordability in downtowns. The event Program and Speaker Bios are now available. Be sure to register on the Eventbrite page here!

Be sure and check out the City’s website for Meeting Notes and Photos from the May 18 Urban Tech Talk! A brief Video is also available with a primer for our next Speaker Series event on June 22.

Garfield Park Master Plan

Garfield Park Draft Master Plan coming before Planning Commission

The updated design for the Draft Master Plan for Garfield Park will be presented to the Parks, Recreation, and Trees Advisory Commission on June 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in Napa City Hall Council Chambers. The Commission Meeting will be open to the public and interested parties are encouraged to attend and provide input. Comments received from Commissioners at this meeting, as well as additional feedback from the public, will be incorporated into the Final Garfield Park Master Plan, which will be presented to City Council for final approval.

Visit for more details.


Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit: Pilot Programs Workshop

Join the City of Napa and Napa County for an informational workshop on creating a rental unit on your property in the City or the County. Learn how you can be part of the affordable housing solution -- and earn additional income by adding a dwelling unit within your existing single-family residence. Here is an informational flyer you can print and share.

When: 6-8 PM, Monday, July 16
Where: City of Napa Senior Center – Social Hall, 1500 Jefferson Street, Napa

For more information: 
[email protected] / 707-257-9430 or
[email protected] / 707-299-1352


Napa Lights the Valley is back!

It's that time of year again! Napa Lights the Valley returns on Wednesday, July 4, from 5 PM - 10 PM at the Oxbow Commons!

Here are few things you need to know:

Parking: Downtown and in the old Cinedome lot. Free bike valet available. 
Kids Zone: Free carnival games, inflatables, and family-friendly activities from 5 PM - 8 PM. 
Food & Drink: Sample a variety of cuisine as you stroll down McKinstry Street where a wide selection of food, beer, and, of course, plenty of Napa Valley’s world-famous wine will be featured.
Music: The tunes kick off at 5 PM and continues right up to the fireworks show at 9:30 PM. 
Entertainment Line-up:
5:00 PM - 5:40 PM: Kenya B Trio (Blues/Jazz)  
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM: Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel (Latin/Salsa)  
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Welcome from the Mayor, Salute to USA
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Main Act - Tom Rigney and Flambau (Cajun Zydeco) 
9:30 PM: Fireworks

Please note: Due to the noise and large crowds, only service animals will be allowed at the event.

Watershed Information Center & Conservancy

2018 Water Conservation Video Contest Winners

Although school is out for summer, we can still see great work from our local high schoolers - at the movies! Conservation Conversation, the 1st place winner in the 2018 Napa County Water Conservation Video Contest, plays in the pre-show program for all films shown at the Century Napa Valley Theatre Friday, June 15 through Thursday, June 21.

Topping 50 other entries, the Napa High team of Kai Matthiasson and Ilenna Brown artfully captured this year’s contest theme, California Water: Never Enough to Waste, in their winning video. Each student received a $60 gift card for Century Napa Valley so that they can see their 30-second public service announcement up on the big screen. Learn more about the contest and WICC here - and check out the winning videos!

NVUSD Summer Lunch Program

Free Summer Lunch Program

NVUSD is offering FREE summer lunch to kids in teens in the school district. See the flyer (in English and Spanish) for dates, times and locations.

NVUSD Free Summer Lunch Program - Spanish
Third Thursdays @ 5

Next week: Third Thursdays @ 5!

Meet up after work and start the weekend a little early at Napa's newest concert series. Pack a picnic or pick up a meal to go from Oxbow Market then head on down to the Oxbow Commons for Third Thursdays @ 5! Celebrate the beginning of summer with the Aqua Velvets on June 21st. This surf rock revival band from San Francisco, California, formed in the 1980's by guitarist Miles Corbin. The band recreates the vintage 1963 surf sound with added depth and dimension and original songs that include strings, horns, keyboards, and exotic instruments. Albums include Surfmania, Tiki Beat and El Morocco.

Check out the flyer for the full summer line up!

Napa Civic Center Rendering

Save the Date: Civic Center Community Open House

Date: Wednesday, July 18
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Location: Senior Center – Social Hall, 1500 Jefferson Street

Stop by our Open House to learn more about the project and ask questions! More details to come at

Napa Police Cadets

Napa Police Cadet Program - Now Accepting Applications!

Are you 14-24 years old? A full-time student? Ever thought about being a cop some day? Check out our cadet program. We are now accepting applications - visit for more info and to print the application. Applications are due by July 6th, 2018.

Camp HOPE Fundraiser

Camp HOPE Fundraiser - June 24th

Organizations in Napa are working together to send children who have experienced trauma to a therapeutic camp proven to help improve resiliency and hope - Camp HOPE. The Napa County District Attorney's Office and the Napa Police Department, along with NEWS and other organizations, have come together for a fundraiser for this effort! On Sunday, June 24th, at 2:00 PM, a showing of Ratatouille will be held at Lincoln Theater. An animator along with a panel will be present to discuss the movie and the process.The animator will also be doing some sketches, and some Pixar swag will be auctioned off at the event. 

Tickets are available at Lincoln Theater's website here and are $15.00 each.

Never heard of Camp HOPE? Learn a little more about the work they are doing here.

City of Napa Logo

Napa City Council agenda for
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - now online!

The next City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19, at City Hall.

Where: City Hall Council Chambers, 955 School Street, Napa
When: 3:30 PM Afternoon Session, 6:30 PM Evening Session

View the meeting details and agenda here to see what will be discussed!

Napa PD

Newest Job Opportunities 

Visit to see all of the newest job opportunities, from Fire Inspector to Community Services Officer in the Police Department!

The Napa Police Department is currently looking to hire a Community Service Officer. This is a great way to get your foot in the door if you are interested in career in law enforcement.

Check out our video to hear from current and past Community Services Officers in the Napa Police Department!

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