Council to consider two new ordinances

At their July 22, 2014 meeting, the City Council is scheduled to consider the adoption of two new ordinances. The first deals with regulating street excavations and encroachments and authorization of a street degradation fee and five-year street excavations and encroachments moratorium. The second is a Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter Improvement In-Lieu Fee. (Read more)

Grinding and paving set for First Street
Grinding and paving is scheduled for First Street in the Downtown area beginning Monday, July 21 and continuing through Thursday, July 24. The work will begin on the north side of First Street at Main and working west to Franklin. The south lane of First Street will be open to traffic. Crews will then grind and pave the south side of First Street, beginning at Main and ending at Franklin. The north lane of First Street will be open to traffic. Work hours will be 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Oxbow Bypass project moves ahead

Work on the Flood Project Oxbow Bypass continues as installation of sheet pile is now underway. The contractor has largely completed the removal and off-haul of thousands of cubic yards of soil to create the future bypass channel.  Drivers are cautioned that the speed limit on McKinstry Street, which passes through the work zone, has been lowered to 25mph as equipment and workers periodically cross McKinstry. In early August, McKinstry Street will be closed to all traffic to allow excavation and reconstruction of the roadway. This closure is planned to last 45 working days. The Bypass is schedule for completion in March 2015. 

California Boulevard widening underway

A project to widen California Boulevard from Pueblo Avenue to Permanente Way is underway, with traffic will be shifted to the far west side of California Boulevard. Parking along the east and west sides of California Boulevard will not be available during construction, and pedestrian access will be impacted as the sidewalk on the east side of California will be closed north of Pueblo Avenue. The work will provide bike lanes in both directions, curbside parking on both sides of the street, added street lighting, and a center two-way turn lane. The project is planned for completion in mid-October.

Filing period open for two Council seats

The filing period for candidates for the Napa City Council opens July 14, 2014, and continues through August 8. Voters will elect two Councilmembers to four-year terms on November 4, 2014. Persons interested in filing to run for a Council seat are encouraged to contact Dorothy Roberts, City Clerk, for more information on the nomination process at 707-257-9503 or email  

Nextdoor network popular with Napa residents

Many Napa residents have now signed up and are using Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods. More than 25 neighborhoods have officially launched. Find out how your neighbors are using this free, private social network to get acquainted and communicate. Go to to learn more and get started. 

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