Napa Lighted Art Festival December 9 - 17!

In partnership with the Downtown Napa Association, the City of Napa will be hosting the first annual Napa Lighted Art Festival from December 9-17 from 5-10 pm daily. Experience an illuminating art walk during the season of lights - just bring along our handy map! This festival creates stunning artwork as light displays are projected onto a variety of buildings throughout Downtown Napa and the Oxbow District. Nine original art works will light up the night sky for 9 days in this unique display. Marissa Carlisle, a featured artist AND local Napan says, “To me, this is such a timely lighting of our City, as we pull together to shed light on everyone who chances to pass through Napa."

Join us this holiday season for the Napa Lighted Art Festival! You can check out the event on Facebook too - and let your friends know you are going!

City of Napa Annual Hydrant Flushing Program begins next week

Starting next week (Dec. 11) we will begin opening up hydrants to clean and flush the city's water mains as part of the City of Napa's Annual Hydrant Flushing Program.
Why? To maintain the highest quality of water in the public water system. 
The flushing program may cause periods of discolored water and reduced water pressure in localized areas. The water will remain safe to use and usually clears within a few hours. But, residents should monitor their water prior to starting laundry, especially when washing white clothes.
Water service won't be disrupted, but water pressure might drop and that could activate low-pressure alarms on automatic fire sprinkler systems.  That's especially important to know for commercial customers.
So, when will it take place in your neighborhood? Check our website at to see what areas are being flushed that day and what area is next.  
We thank you for your patience in this project that helps us deliver the best service we can. Any questions, don't hesitate to call the City of Napa Water Division at (707) 257‑9521.

City of Napa Civic Center Project: Upcoming Community Meetings

The City of Napa is hosting two community meetings to review early design concepts for the proposed Civic Center project. Two back-to-back meetings are being offered at varying times of day to broaden the opportunity for public participation. Spanish translation services will be available at both meetings.


WHEN:          Meeting #1, Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 5:30-7:00 pm

                   Meeting #2, Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 11:30-1:00

WHERE:        Napa City Hall Council Chambers, 955 School Street, Napa, CA


“These community meetings will provide an opportunity for the citizens of Napa to learn more about the proposed Civic Center project and to review and provide feedback on design concepts for the Civic Center,” stated City Manager Mike Parness. “It’s exciting to be at the point in the process where we engage the community for this very important project. I hope we have a lot of participation at the meetings, and look forward to learning from the community what its vision is for a future Civic Center.”


These workshop-style meetings will provide a project overview and a period for questions and answers, followed by an open house with opportunities for more personal interactions with the City’s project team and development partner, Plenary Properties Napa, and direct feedback on the proposed Civic Center design.  For more Information about the Civic Center Project, go to

City Clerk announces Commission openings

December 1, 2017

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 three openings; one to serve on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission (High School Representative), one to serve on the Civil Service Commission and one to serve on the Napa County Library Commission. Deadline for submission of applications is 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 29, 2017.

Applications are available online for submission here. For more information contact Dorothy Roberts, City Clerk, at (707) 257-9503.

Read more: City Clerk announces Commission openings

FEMA Fraud - What you need to know

FEMA Registration Fraud
FEMA recently became aware of potentially suspicious activity related to the recovery from hurricanes and wildfires including fraudulent registrations. FEMA and its partners are taking necessary steps to determine impacts of the fraudulent activities and implement long-term solutions.
If survivors suspect fraud, there are several options for survivors to report suspicious activity. They can contact the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) at 1-800-323-8603, TTY 1-844-889-4357. A fraud complaint may also be completed online at the OIG’s website,, faxed to 202-254-4297 or mailed to: DHS Office of Inspector General; Mail Stop 0305; Department of Homeland Security; 245 Murray Drive SW; Washington DC 20528-0305. Survivors can also call FEMA’s Office of the Chief Security Officer (OCSO) Tip line at 1-866-223-0814 or email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FEMA Disaster Fraud
State and federal recovery officials urge California residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals who may try to prey on vulnerable survivors of the wildfires. Common post-disaster fraud practices include:

  • Fake offers of state or federal aid
  • Phony housing inspectors
  • Fraudulent building contractors
  • Bogus pleas for post-disaster donation

Anyone with knowledge of fraud, waste, or abuse may call the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline at (866) 720-5721 or report it to the Federal Trade Commission at You may also send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..