Engineering Division/Capital Improvement Program
The Engineering Division leads the development and implementation of the City’s 5-year Capital Improvement Program . The Division performs the design of Capital Improvement Project infrastructure, excluding water projects which are handled by the Water Division. The Engineering Division provides design management to other Departments and Divisions on an as-needed basis. The Division also manages on-call civil engineering and land surveying contracts, implementing City Design Standards, and severe weather monitoring.
Capital Improvement Program
The Capital Improvement Program involves the acquisition, design and/or construction of major capital facilities within the City. The program reflects long range capital planning efforts by identifying specific projects, the timing of expenditures and the estimated impact on operating budgets for those projects needed to service infrastructure over a considerable period of time. The Engineering Division is responsible for implementation of the Program with the exception of water related projects which are managed by the Water Division.
The Special Projects Group is responsible for managing the high priority/high profile Public Works Projects that require coordination across City Departments, with other agencies, and/or that require extensive community outreach.
Measure T will generate almost $300 million over 25 years to pay for maintenance, reconstruction or rehabilitation of local streets, roads and sidewalks countywide.
The Napa City Council adopted the City's first Sustainability Plan on July 24, 2012. The Plan was funded by a block grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, and represents input collected from City staff and the community through interviews, a bilingual, online survey, and a series of 16 public meetings. There are 95 initiatives in the Sustainability Plan which you can view here.
Single-Use Carryout Bag Reduction Ordinance
In 2014, the Napa City Council unanimously passed a single-use carryout bag reduction ordinance that will be phased in over six months, going into full effect on January 1, 2015.
For more information on the Single-Use Carryout Bag Reduction Ordinance go to the overview page here.
MCE Clean Energy
The City authorized membership in Marin Clean Energy’s Community Choice Aggregate program. MCE is a public, not-for-profit electricity provider that gives all current PG&E customers the choice of having 50% to 100% of their electricity supplies be derived from renewable resources such as solar, wind, bioenergy, geothermal, and hydroelectric.
Council members in Napa, American Canyon, Calistoga, St. Helena, and Yountville voted to join MCE to give all electric customers in Napa County the opportunity to purchase more renewable, competitively-priced electricity as an alternative to PG&E’s energy supply. For more information, please visit MCE's website.
What is MCE?
MCE is a not-for-profit, public agency that partners with PG&E to provide electricity generated from more renewable, non-polluting sources. Formed by the public to buy cleaner power and invest in our local economies, MCE has served Bay Area electric customers since 2010 and unincorporated Napa County customers since February 2015.
MCE replaces PG&E’s job of determining power sources, called electric generation. So instead of paying PG&E for both electric delivery and electric generation services, customers pay MCE for generation and PG&E for delivery.
Aside from cleaner energy sources, not much will change. You will continue to enjoy the same reliable electricity. PG&E will continue to deliver your power, maintain the wires, and provide your gas service. To learn more, visit MCE's FAQ page.
Rates & Billing
The cost of MCE 50% renewable energy is slightly less than the cost of PG&E 30% renewable energy for typical residential and commercial customers – based on rates taking effect before your community is enrolled with MCE. For rates and cost comparison, please visit MCE's rate page.
Property Assessed Clean Energy
The City of Napa continues to provide more options to property owners for financing eligible renewable and efficiency improvement projects. Eligible improvements vary by provider but can include energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy improvements. The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA), Golden State Finance Authority (formerly California Home Finance Authority), and Western Riverside Council of Governments can currently offer their financing products to Napa property owners. In order to foster greater competition and provide more alternatives for property owners seeking financing options City Council may consider approving additional PACE providers in the coming years.
Severe Weather Monitoring
The Engineering division is responsible for coordinating the city weather station staffing for monitoring severe weather events. Rainfall amounts and stream and river levels can be viewed at https://napa.onerain.com. For FEMA flood maps and National Flood Insurance Program information visit the Development Engineering Division.
Surveying/Survey Control Network
The Engineering division performs surveying for design of public works projects.
Big Ranch Road Widening
Dwight Murray Plaza
First and Second Street Roundabouts
Five-Way Intersection Improvements
Goodman Library Seismic Retrofit
Main Street Exchange Pedestrian Bridge
Main Street Streetscape Improvements
River Park Marina Dredging
Second Street Garage Elevator Repairs
Second Street Streetscape Improvements
Sierra Avenue Extension
State Route 29 Bicycle and Pedestrian Undercrossing
Pearl Street Parking
Project Tracking Tool
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