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Napa City Update -- May 2016

Napa City Update -- May 2016

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City Clerk announces committee openings

Want to make a difference in your community? Do you have expertise you could share? The City Clerk is accepting applications from Napa residents for a total of seven commission and committee openings: one to serve on the Civil Service Commission, three to serve on the Cultural Heritage Commission, two to serve on the Public Art Steering Committee and one to serve on the Napa County Measure A Financial Oversight Committee.

Deadline for submission of Civil Service Commission, Cultural Heritage Commission, and Public Art Steering Committee applications is 5 p.m. May 27. Application submission for one vacancy on the Napa County Measure A Financial Oversight Committee is ongoing until filled.

The city of Napa recruits throughout the year for interested residents to serve on a variety of boards and commissions that examine issues of community concern. Volunteers appointed to serve on a board or commission help City Council and city departments examine issues and, in turn, shape the future of Napa. Board and commission members are appointed by the City Council and terms vary but are typically either two or three years. Most board members must be city residents and registered voters.

There are specific guidelines for some seats. Two seats on the Cultural Heritage Commission shall be “Preservation Professionals” and one seat on the Public Art Steering Committee shall be “Practicing Professional” and one seat shall be “Visual Arts Professional.”

To find out more about the different commissions, committees and boards and to apply online, please visit and choose Boards Commissions & Committees from the Quick Links bar. For more information contact Dorothy Roberts, City Clerk, at 707-257-9503.

Community Wide Yard Sale Saturday, May 14

It’s a bargain shopper’s dream! Households all over Napa have been invited to host a yard sale on the same day – Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. While you are shopping, look for the yellow yard signs.

Maps of all yards sales will be available starting Friday, May 6. Where do you get a map?

— Download a map at – click on “Community Wide Yard Sale.”

— Pick up a hard copy of the map at Las Flores Community Center, 4300 Linda Vista Ave.; Napa Senior Center, 1500 Jefferson St.; and Napa Parks and Recreation Main Office, 1850 Soscol Ave., Suite 201.

Contact Napa Parks and Recreation Services for more information: 707-257-9529

Bay-Friendly Garden Tour on Sunday, May 22 – Napa and

American Canyon

Napa County’s latest Bay-Friendly Garden Tour features a dozen local gardens that will provide inspiration for creating beautiful resource-efficient landscapes. Carolyn Parr Nature Center’s decade-old native plant garden is just one of the stops on this year’s tour and will serve as hub for same-day ticket sales and tour guide brochure distribution.

The gardens on the tour will include:

— Drought-tolerant gardens with habitat, heritage oaks, and spectacular views

— Chickens, honeybees, composting, orchards, and vegetable beds

— Lawn-free outdoor entertaining spaces, rain barrels, greywater systems and more

— “Beat the Drought” Workshops

The Tour Guide Brochure will be your ticket to enter the gardens. You can purchase your brochure at (it will be mailed to you after May 9). You can also purchase your brochure in person at the Napa County Resource Conservation District Office, 1303 Jefferson St., Suite 500B after May 9 or at Carolyn Parr Nature Center on the tour day — May 22.

The Tour is sponsored by City of Napa Water Division, City of American Canyon, Napa County Resource Conservation District, County of Napa, and UC Master Gardeners.

15th Annual E-Waste event Saturday,

June 4

The City and County of Napa will partner with Napa Recycling & Waste Services (NRWS) and Napa Valley College to hold the 16th annual recycling event for electronic waste on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Napa Valley College parking lot next to the soccer field. This event offers the opportunity to recycle “Anything with a Cord,” including electronics such as computer equipment, televisions and cellphones; metal appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, ovens and water heaters; and smaller kitchen and household appliances such as vacuums, blenders, microwaves and table fans. All e-waste and appliances are accepted in any amount free of charge.

Report an issue,

request a response

When you see something that needs attention – a broken sign, a pothole, a tree in need — use our online Service Center to submit a Service Request. Visit and choose Service Center at the top of the page. Requests can be made in 27 categories, adding a photo if desired. The Service Center also offers a database of Frequently Asked Questions.

Know what’s happening—get urgent alerts

Stay connected with the City of Napa on Facebook at or follow City of Napa on Twitter at @cityofnapa. Residents are also encouraged to sign up for NextDoor, the private social network for neighborhoods, at To register for public safety advisories and alerts via text message and/or email, go to To schedule a presentation, or to sign up for the weekly City of Napa NewsWeekly by email, contact Jaina French, Community Relations coordinator, at or call 707-258-7843.

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