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City to debut new Citizens Academy

Wednesday July 30, 2014

On September 24, 2014, the City of Napa will kick-off its first Citizens Academy - a program designed to help Napa residents learn more about their city government. The Citizens Academy is a free program for Napa residents 18 and over. Class size is limited to 25 participants. Sessions will be held weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with the exception of the final session which will be held on November 12, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will include a citywide bus tour, followed by a graduation ceremony and reception.

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Police Department receives ABC grant

Tuesday July 29, 2014

The Napa Police Department was awarded a $75,000 Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) State Grant for a project to reduce future crimes involving alcohol and alcohol licensees.

The project will involve a variety of enforcement and education activities. The first focus area will be identifying and educating business premises with licensee violations within the City of Napa, focusing on the downtown area; the second focus area will be reducing the opportunity for minors to obtain alcohol; the third focus area will be enforcement during special events in the city of Napa that have large crowds with many alcohol related issues including fights, drunkenness and violations of ABC related laws.

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Trash capture project funded by ABAG

Thursday July 24, 2014

The Bay Area-wide Trash Capture Demonstration Project, a recently-concluded four-year effort that included the City of Napa, has been called “an important step towards preserving and protecting our sensitive water bodies” by Public Works Director Jacques LaRochelle.

Using federal stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the project installed trash capture equipment in municipalities around the Bay. The City of Napa received $51,446 to obtain and install three large hydrodynamic separators at the City Corporation Yard and Materials Diversion Facility, along with 17 catch basin inserts that capture trash before it enters the storm drain system.

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New Flood Map for Napa Creek in effect November 12

Thursday July 24, 2014

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for the Napa Creek Area, informing the City of Napa that the Flood Insurance Study Report and Flood Insurance Rate Map have been revised. This remapping is a result of the recently completed Napa Creek Flood Protection Project and is part of the larger flood project being constructed by the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with The City of Napa. The project achieved environmental restoration of Napa Creek through much of downtown while also greatly increasing flood protection to businesses and residents in the area. The new map from FEMA which acknowledges the completed work will become effective November 12, 2014.

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National Night Out in Napa set for August 5

Thursday July 24, 2014

The Napa Police Department and the Target Corporation invite Napans to take part in National Night Out, a community event on August 5, 2014 between the hours of 5-8 pm at the Target Parking Lot, 205 Soscol Avenue. National Night Out will promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie. The Napa Police Department, CHP, Fire Department, Cal Fire, the Salvation Army and other city and county agencies will be involved in this free event. Event Activities will include Law Enforcement personnel, vehicles, a police K9 and other assets, a Bike Rodeo, Fire Engines, AMR Ambulance, child identification and fingerprinting, Information booths, a 911 booth, jump house, face painting booth, food and giveaways.

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