Drug Take Back Day returns to Napa County once again

The Police Departments of the Cities of Napa, Calistoga, St. Helena, American Canyon, and Town of Yountville, together with the Napa County Sheriff’s Office and Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host collection events for unused medications and sharps (used needles and lancets) on Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 10am – 2pm, at several locations in Napa County.
Residents are encouraged to safely dispose of their unused or expired over-the-counter and prescription medications at any of six drop-off locations. These one-day drop-off sites will legally accept federally-designated “controlled” substances that include even highly additive prescription medications such as morphine and OxyContin as well as illegal narcotics such as LSD and ecstasy. Some, but not all of the sites will also accept home-generated sharps. This service is free and anonymous.

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Request for Proposals issued for CineDome Focus Area Master Plan

On May 16th, City of Napa Community Development Department issued a Request for Proposals for design and consulting services to prepare a Master Plan and required environmental documentation for the CineDome Focus Area. Proposals are due by 5 pm on Friday, June 17th.
As defined in the Downtown Specific Plan and illustrated on the last page of the attached RFP, the Focus Area includes properties owned by the City, SyWest (former CineDome site) and Napa Sanitation District (former pump station and skate park site). The Master Plan will result in a mixed-use development plan that ensures viable land uses; establishes design guidelines for those uses; ensures appropriate massing and scale; enhances open space and linkages for pedestrians and bicyclists; creates activity alongside the Oxbow Commons; establishes a parking solution that addresses needs of existing and future development; and respects nearby neighborhoods.
Staff will work with the SyWest team to evaluate proposals, interview firms and prepare a recommendation for Council consideration this summer, and will kick off the planning shortly after award of contract. The planning effort is anticipated to take approximately one year, and will include stakeholder outreach and community outreach.

You can view the Request for Proposals here.

Celebrate Earth Day in Napa!

oxbow commonsBefore it ever carries floodwaters, Downtown Napa’s Oxbow Commons will get a chance to fulfill its other important role - recreation area!  The new park will hosts its first large public event on Saturday, April 23rd as Napa’s annual Earth Day Celebration returns, bigger and better than ever.  Presented by the Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County (EECNC), this year’s festival runs from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and features dozens of exhibitor booths displaying environmental products, services, games, and giveaways.  Earth Day 2016 is a fun, educational event for the entire family, offering information on a host of important topics - alternative energy, local agriculture, watershed health, pollution prevention, recycling, and more.  Expanded children’s activities and a special electric vehicle exhibit are just a few of the enhancements afforded by the new festival site.   

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Election Information 2016


City of Napa Municipal Election Calendar

Election Day: November 8, 2016

Offices to be Elected: Mayor, Two City Council Seats

June 20, 2016 Suggested Last Day for Council to Adopt Resolutions: 1) Call Election and 2) Requesting Services of County to Consolidate

July 4 to July 18, 2016 

Election Official to Publish Notice of Election - Candidates
July 11, 2016 Last Day to Adopt Regulations for Candidate Statements
July 11, 2016 ELECTION SIGNS may not be placed before this date - NMC 15.56.110 Special Signs
August 1, 2016 CANDIDATES: Last Day to File Campaign Expenditure Statements - Semi Annual Statement
August 12, 2016  Last Day to File Nomination Papers
Note: Candidates Statement & Nomination Papers are Confidential Until Close of Nomination Period 
August 17, 2016   Last Dy to File Nomination Papers if Extended Period Applies
Note: Extended Filing Period if Incumbent Fails to File
August 18, 2016  Secretary of State Determine Order of Names on the Ballot 
Sept. 12 to Oct. 5, 2016 Filing Period of Write-In Candidates 
Sept. 29, 2016  CANDIDATES: Last Day to File Campaign Expenditure Statements - 1st Pre-Election Statement
October 10, 2016 First Day for Mailing Permanent Vote by Mail Voter Ballots 
Oct. 10 to Nov. 1, 2016  Voters May Request Vote by Mail Ballots with Regular Applications 
October 24, 2016  Last Day to Register to Vote 
October 25, 2016  Last Day to File for Write-In Candidates 
October 27, 2016  CANDIDATES: Last Day to File Campaign Expenditure Statements - 2nd Pre-Election Statement 
November 1, 2016 Last Day for Election Official to Publish Notice of Nominees 
Nov. 2 - Nov. 8, 2016  Emergency / Late Vote by Mail Voting Period 
November 8, 2016  ELECTION DAY 
November 11, 2016  Last Day to Receive Vote by Mail Voter Ballots 
November 22, 2016  Last Day to Remove Temporary Election Signs - NMC 15.56.110 Special Signs
No Later than Dec. 23, 2016  Last Day to Declare Results and Install Newly Elected Mayor, Councilmembers 
Dec. 8 to Dec. 23, 2016  Reorganize Council and Choose Vice Mayor 

Within 30 Days of
Assuming Office 

File Statement of Economic Interests 
January 31, 2017  CANDIDATES: Last Day to File Campaign Expenditure Statements - Semi Annual Statement