City office Holiday closure information

As part of the City’s strategy to achieve a balanced budget in the current fiscal year, City offices will be closed Wednesday, December 24, 2014 through Monday, December 29, 2014. During this holiday closure only essential City services will be provided. Police and Fire services and water treatment plants will be fully staffed. On-call staff will handle water leaks, electrical problems and all other urgent needs. Some finance department and custodial staff will stay on duty for needed work, but all other City staff will be off the job and City offices and facilities will be closed. Residents and business persons needing to get permits, pay bills, register for activities or complete other routine transactions are encouraged to plan ahead and visit City offices prior to December 24, or plan to conduct business when offices reopen December 30. 

How-to tips for Holiday recycling
The City of Napa and Napa Recycling & Waste Services encourage an aggressive approach to recycling this holiday season. Consider alternatives to traditional and common waste-generating holiday items. For example, use reusable gift bags or cloth shopping bags rather than wrapping paper - washable plates, glasses and silverware can replace disposable plates, cups and silverware. Trim the tree with LED lights to save energy, buy rechargeable batteries, and look for items with recycled-content. Make sure you pair up a recycling bin with every trash bin to capture as much recycling as possible at your party. Done with that tree?  Your local Boy Scout Troops will be around on Saturday, January 3 to pick it up. (Have your tree at the curb by 9am on that date.) New TV this year? The Napa Recycling & Composting Facility located at 820 Levitin Way accepts electronics free year-round.  What to do with all those batteries?  Check out the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Guide in the Napa phone book yellow pages under “recycling” or online at for a complete list of drop off locations and for more waste reduction and year-round recycling information.
CDBG funds available for 2015-16

The City estimates about $600,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds will be available for allocation in Fiscal Year 2015-16 (7/1/15 through 6/30/ 16). All funds will be allocated in accordance with federal guidelines to principally benefit low and moderate income persons residing in the City of Napa. Applications for the Community Development Block Grant program are available at the City of Napa, Housing Division, 1115 Seminary Street, Napa or by contacting Joseph Wiencek at (707) 257-9356 or to request an electronic application. (Read more)

Fire safety for the Holidays

As you deck the halls this holiday season, the City of Napa Fire Department encourages you to be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow very large quickly. Follow this link for tips to ensure you have the freshest—and the safest—tree possible. 

Quake recovery updates

Dec 29 deadline to apply for federal aid: Residents and business persons impacted by the August 24 South Napa Earthquake have until Monday, December 29 to register and apply for quake aid from FEMA and the SBA. Federal assitance so far totals some $30 million to local residents and businesses. Registrations and applications can be completed online. For help, visit the Napa Local Assistance Center (NapaLAC) at 301 First Street. Information on NapaLAC hours, services available (including the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund) can be found at The NapaLAC Call Center number is 707-258-7829. 

Public meeting Jan 12: A public meeting on the South Napa Earthquake will be held Monday, January 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 955 School Street. The purpose of the meeting is to review the quake report by the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association (GEER),  prepared in collaboration with the California Geological Survey, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, and U.S. Geological Survey. In the report, key observations of surface fault rupture were made, both in the field and using various remote sensing methods, and forecasting afterslip focused mostly in Browns Valley area, as well as assessing the shaking uniformity in downtown Napa where many buildings were also significantly damaged. (Follow this link to read more and link to the complete GEER report.)

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