Napa Riverfront
Bay Friendly Garden Tour

Bay Friendly Garden Tour

Saturday, June 2nd, from 10AM - 4PM


Napa County’s eighth Bay-Friendly Garden Tour takes place in Napa and Yountville on Sunday, June 2 from 10 AM to 4 PM, as eleven local gardens provide inspiration for creating beautiful resource-efficient landscaping.  Showcasing natural techniques that reduce waste and pollution, the tour incorporates a broad selection of garden sizes and styles. Tourgoers will encounter eye-catching water-wise plants, pollinator habitat, vibrant lawn-free entertaining spaces, recycled art, edible gardens, and high-tech irrigation control. 

Tourgoers will also benefit from four mini-workshops to be held throughout the day, with topics including composting, smart irrigation, and planting for pollinators and wildlife.  The approximately half-hour sessions begin at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2:30 pm at designated host gardens.  While most of the tour stops are private residences, the event also shows off two wineries, a school, a public park, and the Veterans Home “Brain Garden.”  Bay-Friendly is not just for home gardeners!

Participants must purchase a Tour Guide Brochure which acts as the entrance ticket for all eleven gardens.  Featuring garden descriptions and addresses, map, workshop locations, and other special instructions, the brochure costs $5 for each adult.  The event is free for children.  Through noon on Tuesday, May 28, brochures may be ordered online at bayfriendlygardentour2019.brownpapertickets.com.  Alternatively, in-person sales are available in Napa at the Napa County Resource Conservation District (RCD) office, 1303 Jefferson Street, Suite 500B, from May 15 to May 31.  On tour day itself, brochures may be purchased in Napa at St. Clair Brown Winery & Brewery, 816 Vallejo Street, or in Yountville at Veterans Park Plaza, 6465 Washington Street.

This year’s tour is sponsored by the City of Napa, Town of Yountville, Napa County RCD, and UC Master Gardeners.  It is inspired by Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening, a program of ReScape California (rescapeca.org), a non-profit organization that advocates for a sustainable approach to landscaping that works in harmony with the natural environment.

For more information, call (707) 252-4189 ext. 3117.

Tap Water Day

Tomorrow is Tap Water Day 2019!

Saturday, May 11, from 10AM - 2PM


Looking for a fun, educational event for the family on Mother’s Day weekend, complete with beautiful bay views?  Come learn how your drinking water is made on Saturday, May 11, from 10AM to 2PM as the City of Napa opens its Edward I. Barwick Jamieson Canyon Water Treatment Plant to visitors. At this second annual “Tap Water Day” Open House, the community is invited to see the state-of-the-art equipment, processes, and people that convert raw water from the Sacramento River Delta into clean, safe drinking water for Napa and other local cities. The plant is located at 270 Kirkland Ranch Roach, just off Highway 12, between Highway 29 and I-80. Tours of the facility will start every twenty minutes, including a close-up look at the laboratory and advanced control system.  Browse historical displays in the filter gallery to understand key milestones that led up to today’s modern water system. View a running slide show of our other major water facilities to get a sense of the system’s scale. See a display of the various underground pipes that distribute the water to your home. Check out system maps, ask questions of our engineers, and learn the value of tap water compared to other consumer products.

Tap Water Day is a free event for the whole family. Our water conservation booth will be on hand to greet arrivals. Children can win water-themed prizes playing our “Knock Out Water Waste” ball toss game. Light snacks and beverages will be available, including ‘Napa Tap’ water of course. And you can’t beat that view from the top of the hill!  No registration is needed. Just stop by anytime between 10 and 2. Plenty of parking is available.  For more information, visit our website!

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City Clerk Announces Board, Commission & Committee Openings


The City Clerk is accepting applications from Napa Residents for a total of eighteen openings; five to serve on the Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals; one to serve on the Civil Service Commission, two to serve on Cultural Heritage Commission, five to serve on the Disability Access Board of Appeals, two to serve on the Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA) Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC), two to serve on the Napa Public Access Cable TV, and one to serve on the Parks, Recreation and Trees Advisory Commission.  Please submit applications by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2019.
 
Applications are available online for submission at http://www.cityofnapa.org/268/Boards-Commissions

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Milliken Creek Bridge Work Complete


The Milliken Creek Bridge has reopened after maintenance construction that started last week. 

Photo courtesy Napa County.

Every Drop Counts Video Contest

Water Conservation Video Contest


The 4th annual Napa County Water Conservation Video Contest is open to students in grades 9-12. 30-second videos capturing this year’s theme Water in a Changing Climate are due by Friday, May 24. The winner will receive four free movie passes and have their video shown before all films at the Century Napa Valley Theatre June 7-13.

Full contest details are at: www.napawatersheds.org/videocontest. Alert your local high schooler or teacher!

Conservation programs of the City, County, RCD, and other local agencies have sponsored this annual contest since the 2015-16 school year. The top three videos from each of the previous contests can be viewed at www.napawatersheds.org/videocontest.

Downtown Sidewalk Repair

Downtown Sidewalk Repair Continues


Crews will continue sidewalk repair maintenance and inspections in the Downtown area this week. This project is designed to improve walkability and accessibility in the area. Crews will address sidewalk trip hazards under 2 inches in height through horizontal sawcutting, which smooths out the lifted area of sidewalk. Work will occur between 8 AM – 3 PM each day and the project will last approximately one more week.

A map of the locations to be repaired can be found here.

Additional grinding and sawcutting is planned in other areas of Napa this year as well and we will alert the community as each area of work is scheduled. Planning for larger sidewalk repair projects, where areas are lifted more than 2 inches and require concrete replacement instead of grinding, is also underway. Thank you for your patience during this critical infrastructure maintenance work.

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Junior and Accessory Dwelling Unit: Loan Program Workshop


When: Tuesday, May 14th, 6PM - 8PM
Where: Napa City Council Chambers
955 School Street, Napa CA


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 or from an existing structure on your property.

For more information:

[email protected] / 707-257-9430 or
[email protected] / 707-299-1352

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Changes to Napa Parking Permits

Coming July 1, 2019


Effective July 1, 2019 the City of Napa will no longer be selling parking permits at City Hall. Starting on May 15, 2019, parking permits will be available for purchase online here.

A parking map is provided on the reverse side of this flyer pointing to all available permit parking locations.

Permit Parking will remain $30 per month per permit. The online platform offers the ability to purchase multiple months at a time. There will be a $3.50 convenience fee in addition to the purchase cost. Parking permits will be mailed to you upon purchase. Your purchase receipt will act as your temporary parking permit. The temporary parking permit will expire 2 weeks after purchase. Your parking permit should arrive by mail within 5-7 business days.

If you have questions or comments, please contact the Parking Programs Manager Tony Valadez at [email protected]

General Plan 2040

General Plan Update 


Here is a round-up of other General Plan important dates to look out for:

Take the Survey – Now is the time to provide your feedback and ideas to help shape the future of Napa - the survey will be closing on May 19!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/napa2040survey
 
The survey is now available in Spanish on the napa2040.org site as well! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/napa2040encuesta


Joint Meeting of the Planning Commission and City Council
April 30 at 5:30 PM: City Hall Council Chambers
955 School Street, Napa


As these dates get closer, more information will be available at napa2040.com, as well as the City’s Facebook, Nextdoor and Twitter pages. 

You can direct any questions to [email protected] and subscribe to the General Plan newsletter at https://napa2040.com/contact-us.

Westwood Hills Park

Friends of Westwood Hills Park

Volunteer Day Saturday, May 18 & 25


Friends of Westwood Hill Park’s next Saturday Volunteer Day is May 18 & 25, from 9AM – 11AM at Westwood Hills Park, 3107 Browns Valley Road. Volunteers will help to remove French broom, an invasive plant species that prevents native species from thriving, is toxic to animals and is also a fire hazard. Volunteers are asked to wear long pants, long-sleeve shirts, and closed shoes or boots. A sun hat is recommended, as well as water and sunscreen. Gloves and tools will be provided. No experience is necessary, all ages are welcome – and coffee, donuts and fruit will be served! These events are orchestrated in conjunction with the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District.

Volunteers are asked to RSVP to ParksVolunt[email protected] or 707-257-9529.
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Newest Job Opportunities 


Visit www.cityofnapa.org/jobs to see all of the newest job opportunities, from Finance to Public Works to Parks & Recreation!

Economic Development - Senior Development Project Coordinator 
Closing: 5/22/2019

 
Are you eager to produce exceptional work in the areas of economic development, real estate development, and project management? Has your collaborative work style allowed you to bring value that has made positive impact? Then APPLY today and continue that work with the City of Napa, benefiting not only the Community Development Department but also the community we serve!
 
Police Officer – Lateral (From Outside California) 
Closing: Continuous

 
Our Police Department is looking for applicants with one year of experience in a sworn law enforcement position in the State of California (as defined in Penal Code Section 830.1) and possession of a California POST Basic Certificate that are interested in coming to Napa. Candidates on a current City of Napa eligible list need not re-apply.
 
Police Officer – Lateral (From Within California) 
Closing: Continuous

 
Our Police Department is looking for applicants with one year of experience in a sworn law enforcement position in the State of California (as defined in Penal Code Section 830.1) and possession of a California POST Basic Certificate that are interested in coming to Napa. Candidates on a current City of Napa eligible list need not re-apply.
 
Police Officer Trainee – Recent Academy Graduate 
Closing: Continuous

 
Did you recently complete a Police Academy within the last 12 months? We invite you to apply! This is a pre-entry level law enforcement classification in which incumbents learn and gain additional qualifications in preparation for a career as a sworn peace officer. Join our team and you'll learn to protect yourself and others with incredible training, gain another family and a sense of belonging that no other career can offer, and spend your time helping others by making a positive impact on the community.
 
Police Officer Trainee – Academy Enrolled 
Closing: Continuous

 
Are you currently enrolled in a Police Academy? We invite you to apply! This is a pre-entry level law enforcement classification in which incumbents learn and gain additional qualifications in preparation for a career as a sworn peace officer. Join our team and you'll learn to protect yourself and others with incredible training, gain another family and a sense of belonging that no other career can offer, and spend your time helping others by making a positive impact on the community.
 
Lifeguard (Part-Time) 
Closing: Continuous

 
Are you looking for a fun summer job in an outstanding community? Can you remain calm in situations and are comfortable with resolving conflict? Do you love providing excellent customer service? We have just the position for you in our Recreation Division.
 
Recreation Leader – Preschool (Part-Time) 
Closing Date: Continuous

 
Do you consider yourself a positive role model? Do you have a passion for leading and mentoring youth? We have a part-time position meant for you in the Recreation Division.
 
Preschool Lead Teacher (Part-Time) 
Closing: Continuous

 
Are you a positive, creative and energetic individual? Do you love organizing crafts and activities? Do you have a passion for mentoring youth? We are in search for a leader to join our Preschool Team who is committed to families and their young children.
 
Facility Attendant (Part-Time) 
Closing: Continuous

 
Do you love serving your community? Do you have phenomenal customer service skills? Do you enjoy cleaning and keeping spaces orderly? We are looking for someone like you to join our team in the Recreation Division.
 
Park Maintenance Assistant (Part-Time) 
Closing: Continuous

 
Do you love keeping busy indoors and outdoors? Are you handy? Would you enjoy working early mornings, holidays, and weekends? We have just the position for you in the Parks Division.
 
Facilities Maintenance Assistant (Part-Time) 
Closing: Continuous

 
Do you love being on your feet and keeping busy? Enjoy repairing and cleaning? Do you have a passion for serving your community? We need extra help with maintaining facilities this summer. The position is a temporary extra-help position that will work in the Facilities Division of Public Works. 
 
Downtown Maintenance Assistant (Part-Time) 
Closing: Continuous

 
As a Downtown Maintenance Assistant, you will perform assignments on downtown hardscapes such as parking lots, parking structures and sidewalks. This is a temporary part-time position, varying 20 to 40 hour per week. Shifts include evenings, weekends, and holidays. Applicants should have the ability to carry out oral and written directions, maintain cooperative working relationships, work in outdoor environments, be detail oriented, and work well with the public.
 
Street Maintenance Assistant (Part-Time) 
Closing: Continuous

 
Do you have previous construction or concrete experience? Do you enjoy keeping busy outdoors? We have just the position for you in the Public Works Department. As a Street Maintenance Assistant (Part-Time), you will assist with repairs to sidewalks, curbs, and gutters. Our team is responsible for operating and maintaining city streets and the public right-of-way.
 
Waste Prevention Assistant (Part-Time) 
Closing: Continuous

 
Do you love working in a collaborative environment that includes outreach and educational campaigns? Are you passionate about sustainability and the environment? Can you communicate with a diverse range of people in the local community? We are searching for you to join our team at the Recycling and Materials Diversion Division.

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