Updated Monday September 15, 2008
Nearly 700 local residents and businesses took advantage of the free curbside e-waste pickup by the Boy Scouts on Saturday September 13. Scouts collected around 23 tons of e-waste during the one-day drive. The special e-weste pickup was made possible through special arrangements with the City of Napa and Napa Recycling & Waste Services. E-waste can be dropped off at no charge at the Napa Recycling and Composting Facility, 820 Levitin Way, from 8am to 4pm any day.
Friday August 1, 2008
The City of Napa supports the efforts of the League of California Cities to convince the State Legislature to solve its budget problems without draining money from local government. The League of Cities issued this media release today:(Sacramento) Go to www.cutupthecard.com to find out how much money the state of California has taken from your city since 1991*. This interactive portal, launched today, is loaded with resources about the long term state seizure of city revenues and its impact.
The website features:
- A tool that lets visitors calculate how much the state has taken from their city since 1991 and send a “debt statement” to their local legislators;
- Information about the state’s history of seizing local revenues for its own budget;
- Statements by California Legislators;
- Clips and statements from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger denouncing borrowing from local government; and
- News articles, editorials and video clips.
Monday July 21, 2008
There’s a type of thievery going on in Napa that many residents and business people ignore – a type of organized crime that has the potential to increase costs for all of us. It’s the theft of recyclable materials, and it’s happening every week right under our noses.
Recyclable materials at your workplace or home belong to you. You may choose to take your cans and bottles to a recycling buyback center and be paid for their California Redemption Value (CRV) or you may choose to put your recyclables in a commercial-sized recycling bin or blue cart from Napa Recycling & Waste Services (NRWS) and leave it for pickup. Once those materials are in the bin or blue cart, only you or NRWS have the right to remove them.
Monday July 21, 2008
The City Council and Planning Commission will take part in a Housing Element Workshop on Thursday August 7, 2008. Start time for the meeting is 6pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 955 School Street.
The Housing Element is the part of the City’s General Plan that focuses on existing and future housing needs and how to address them. Strategies and programs in the new Housing Element will guide the City’s housing development and conservation efforts over the next several years.