November 14, 2014



Today was our third annual Senior Shadow day at the City.  We were honored to have 20 high school seniors spend their day with us, learning what we do and why it's important.  I really enjoy this annual ritual, and the opportunity to open some minds to what a career in public service is really all about.  So often we "bureaucrats" get a bad rap in the media and in newspaper blogs.  But time and time again, when people of any age actually take the time to learn what City employees and managers do all day, and all the services we provide, their eyes open bright and the "aha" moment occurs. The 20 terrific seniors we enjoyed today were no different.  We toured the wastewater plant, inspected new warehouses, visited parks, discussed potholes, considered new development ideas, considered traffic solutions, and much more.  And in the end they walked away with a much clearer picture of why we do the things we do, and why it is important to them.  And, most importantly, why they should consider a career in local government.  What fun!  I look forward to next year.



In This Issue

Fire District News


Please click here for the latest news from our Fire District.

Recology Holiday Service Schedule

Like other hard workers, Recology employees will be off on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Click here to find your regularly scheduled days for residential recycling, garbage and yard waste collection service and service days, holiday schedule and sign up for reminders!

Hello, I'm Maddi!

"The best way to describe me is small, and ever so dainty. My small, sweet aura will take your heart. 

Click here to adopt me!"

Free Home Energy 

Efficient Workshop


Learn how to make your home more energy efficient and get up to $6,500 in rebates at a FREE workshop on Tues, Dec 9th 6:30-8 PM at the Senior Multi-use Center, 2185 Elliott Drive.  Learn more hereSponsored by Energy Upgrade California®

Earthquake Recovery Assistance Available to Residents


We've been hearing positive feedback about the assistance process and response for residents who sustained damage in the August earthquake. If you are one of these residents and haven't filed a claim yet, click here for information on how you can get started. Don't wait, help is available to you! 


Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Small Business Association (SBA) are on site to at the Napa Local Assistance Center (Napa LAC, 301 First Street in Napa) to assist residents and business owners with questions regarding the application process for earthquake recovery assistance.  Find out the hours of operation here. 

On the Agenda...


Our next City Council meeting will be Tuesday, November 18th at 6 PM.  The full agenda is available here. The meeting will be a joint meeting with the Parks and Community Services Commission.


The Council and Commission will talk about several important issues, including the possibility of raising Parks Development Fees paid by developers on new projects and forming a new committee to address many topics related to City special events.  Most importantly, the City and Commission will talk about the future of Kimberly Park.  If you live in the Kimberly Park area and want to know what the City plans for the park, attend this meeting!  We want to hear from you. 

Notice of Application Period for Vacancies on City Commissions and Committees 

The City Clerk's Office is accepting applications to fill upcoming and current vacancies on the following commissions and committees: Planning Commission, Parks & Community Services Commission, Mosquito Abatement District Board, the City's appointee to the Napa County Measure A Financial Oversight Committee, and the Napa County Library Commission. Click here for more information.

Silver Gloves Boxing Championship


If you are looking for something fun to do next weekend.....The Napa Sheriff's Activities League is hosting the 2014 Northern California Silver Gloves Boxing Championships in American Canyon.  This is a regional qualifying tournament for children ages 8-15. 



The event will be held at 100 Benton Way, November 22nd and 23rd. Fights start at 1 PM, both days.  Admission is $10.


Sponsors of the event are the Napa Deputy Sheriff's Association, Napa Police Office Association, and the Napa Lions Club. 

Help the Wolf Pack Give Back!

During the week of November 17th, the Wolf Pack at American Canyon High School will be giving back to the community by supporting various charity groups and spreading Wolf Pride to those in need. 


Click here for their impressive announcement of the event and check here (scroll down on the page) for the details of what kind of donations they're seeking for each day. Donations can be dropped at the ACHS main office during the hours of 8 AM - 4 PM. Go Wolves! 
Parks & Recreation News

Program and Event Highlights:


Winter 2014-2015 Activity Registration is now open!  Don't miss your opportunity to sign up for programming that runs from December through March.  We have some exciting holiday events, including our Annual Holiday Decorating Contest and Tour and Tree Lighting Ceremony.  We are also excited to offer Canyon Kids Winter Day Camp as well as a Kid's Movie Night/Parent's Night Out.


We need support and participation to help

 our new programs get off ground!

Please register today!


Upcoming activities:  



Ages/ Grades

Activity Date/Time




Canyon Kids Winter Camp


K - 5


Week 1


Week 2


(no class 1/1)

Before & after hours care available



Week 1

Res: $80

Non: $120

Week 2

Res: $65

Non: $105


Community Center Gym

100 Benton Way


Parent's Holiday Night Out





6-9 PM




Community Center Gym

100 Benton Way


R.I.P.P.E.D for Kids



Begins Dec 5th

3:00-3:30 PM


Community Center Gym

Stage/100 Benton Way


After School Cardio Kickboxing for Teens




Begins Dec 3rd

1:30-2:15 PM


Community Center Gym

Stage/100 Benton Way

American Canyon Cheerleading

Mascots 4-5

Cheer 6+

Wed 6:30-7 PM


Tues 5-5:30 PM



Community Center Gym Stage/100 Benton Way

contact us at (707) 648-7275
100 Benton Way       

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