Be Kind NAPA!

On Tuesday evening, Mayor Techel and the City Council had the pleasure of awarding sisters, 9-year old Talulah and 7-year old Ruby Finkelstein of Napa, with a proclamation to proclaim July 29, 2017 as Be Kind Napa Day. The Mayor and Council recognized their efforts, along with the help of their parents, Judd and Holly, to organize the inaugural event.

Want to join in on the good cheer? Join Talulah and Ruby on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Veterans Park in the Town of Yountville. The event starts with a Kindness Walk - plan on arriving around 9:30am, where you can grab a #BeKind button before the walk begins at 10:30am. The route will wind through the town of Yountville, culminating with a Be Kind Celebration at the Napa Valley Museum with ice cream by Three Twins Ice Cream - Napa, cookies from Annie the Baker, KIND Snacks, and family friendly activities.

The idea for #BeKindNapaDay was inspired by Laurie Phillips, a family friend of the Finkelstein family, who, while living in New York City, noticed how often her fellow New Yorkers were isolated and did not interact as a community. To break the ice, Ms. Phillips made "Be Kind" buttons and wore them while out and about. When someone commented on her button, she would take it off and gift it to that person. sparking a friendly conversation and smiles. The buttons would then be "paid-forward" by their new owners and are now found all over New York. On a recent visit to New York, Talulah and Ruby were so impressed by these friendly interactions, they decided to spread the kindness in Napa and ordered some of the same Be Kind buttons and now wear them everywhere, similarly spreading kindness and good cheer.

Cinedome Focus Area - Public Workshop

The Cinedome Focus Area is 5.4 acres in size and is bounded by Soscol Avenue to the east, Oxbow Commons to the south, the buildings that front Main Street to the west, and Clinton Street to the north. The Cinedome Focus Area Master Plan will carry out the vision of the Downtown Specific Plan for a mixed-use development that will integrate public plazas, connections to Oxbow Commons, and structured public parking.

Location: City Council Chambers - 955 School Street

Date: Monday, July 31, 2017

Time: 5:30PM

For additional information, contact the Planning Division at 707-257-9530.

Napa ARTwalk kicked off this week!

The 2017-2019 Napa Art Walk kicked off last night from City Hall, culminating in a reception for the artists at the Napa River Inn. The Napa ARTwalk is designed to enhance the public environment and promote the understanding and enjoyment of public art by inviting regional artists to exhibit their art in Downtown Napa on a temporary basis. It is a collaborative project presented by the City of Napa and Arts Council Napa Valley. Want to experience Napa Art Walk on your own? Download the brochure, try out the Audio Tour (info on the brochure) and enter to win prizes with the Instagram contest! Check it all out here!

Trower Avenue Storm Drainage Improvements Project Underway

The first phase of the Trower Avenue Storm Drainage Improvements Project is underway. The Project will be constructed in two phases, as shown on the Exhibit attached.

The project will improve drainage and replace aging and difficult to access storm drainage infrastructure currently located in and around the Trower Avenue corridor. The existing storm drainage infrastructure is primarily located in residential backyards making maintenance more difficult for city crews. The project will include installing new storm drainage pipelines, catch basins, supporting structures and a connection into the existing Salvador Creek concrete culvert. Phase 1 of the project will occur from mid-July 2017 to mid-October 2017 encompassing the major backbone of the storm drainage infrastructure from Lassen Street to Salvador Creek just east of the Jefferson Street and Trower Avenue intersection. During construction traffic will be affected in the area. The City has worked to reduce the construction impacts on traffic in the neighborhood by starting the project during the summer and will limit working hours once schools start back up in mid-August. It is the City's goal to have the first phase of the Project constructed prior to the paving of Trower Avenue in 2018. Trower Avenue is one of the highest priority roads to be repaired using Measure T funds, the half-cent sales tax approved by county voters in 2012.You can view a map of the project here.

The City of Napa is HIRING!

The City of Napa is the centerpiece, the dynamic and vibrant hub, of the idyllic Napa Valley. Famous for its wineries, Napa offers an incredible combination of suburban amenities, rural beauty and the urban benefits of being only one hour from San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean. The City of Napa's historic character, natural beauty, and unique attractions have enabled it to become a quality residential community as well as one of the nation's premier tourist destinations.

If you think you may be a good fit for the City of Napa, learn more about starting the application process here!

"Watermark" coming to Napa

"Watermark" - an important film, prompting an important conversation in the City of Napa and around the world. We hope you'll be there, and that you'll stay for a discussion with the City of Napa Water Division after the screening. The Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County Presents an Environmental Film Series to Benefit the Darcy Aston Environmental Advocacy Scholarship. Thursday, July 27th, Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center, Main Stage. Doors open at 6:30pm. Movie starts at 7pm. Discussion following the film. Tickets are $5 for adults.

View the trailer and learn more about the event here.

July is Parks and Recreation Month!

City Council declared July Parks and Recreation Month. Download a calendar of daily activities here!

Napa's latest Drinking Water Quality Report now available

The City of Napa's latest Drinking Water Quality Report is posted in the Water Quality section of its web site, www.cityofnapa.org/water. A message was printed on all May and June water bills to alert customers of the report's availability and the direct web address for electronic access of the document, www.cityofnapa.org/images/AQR.pdf. Effective April 2016, all water systems were required to comply with the Federal Revised Total Coliform Rule, monitoring the presence of indicator bacteria naturally present in the environment. Under this revised rule, the City conducted a Level I assessment, with no problems found nor corrective actions required. In addition, the report shows the City meeting all other stringent State and Federal standards for finished drinking water. Additional report sections describe our source waters, the importance of protecting those sources, and specific water quality concerns some customers may have.

For customers without computer access, paper copies of the 2016 Drinking Water Quality Report are available at the Water Division, 1340 Clay Street, and at the Public Works counter, 1600 First Street. Paper copies will also be mailed upon request by calling 707-257-9521.

For the past five years the City has used an electronic distribution method for this report, saving resources and ratepayer funds while still communicating to customers about the health and safety of their tap water.

Know what's happening - get urgent alerts

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