December 23, 2014



This would be the perfect opportunity for me to write a little "year in review" summary, but I'll resist the temptation to go overboard.  Suffice it to say we had our share of natural disasters (drought, flood, earthquake), but we also saw an uptick in development (residential and industrial projects in the works), completed a couple long-awaited park amenities (Newell open space access and the bocce courts), and wrapped up a much needed regional vision for Highway 29. 


Without much ado, let's just jump forward to 2015. In January we kickoff our first ever Citizen's Academy (sorry, registration has closed, but we'll run another session later in the year). Also in January, plan on attending two special workshops. On Monday, January 26 the City Council and Planning Commission will hold a workshop to discuss future development along the highway corridor and economic development overall. On Tuesday, January 27 the City Council and Planning Commission will receive a presentation about the Watson Ranch/Napa Valley Ruins and Gardens project.  Both of these are important topics, and I encourage you to attend.  Also in the spring watch for the citywide Parks and Recreation needs assessment, as a follow up to our visioning project in 2013.  This is your chance to let us know your thoughts about the future of parks and recreation programs in American Canyon. 


The Chamber of Commerce annual State of the City presentation is February 12, the new Parks and Recreation Community Foundation will kickoff their membership drive early in 2015, and our citywide customer service survey goes out in March. The Kimberly Park project should be underway this summer and improvements to the parking lot by the library will begin in the spring. You will hear more about all these things in the coming weeks and months...stay tuned for a great 2015!


In This Issue

Janelle Sellick: 

A 'Great Asset'


Click here to read the 

American Canyon Eagle article about Janelle Sellick's service to our community.

Recology American Canyon Holiday Schedule
Click here to find out the garbage and recycling service dates over the holidays.
Christmas Trees

The Boy Scouts will be collecting trees on Saturday, January 3rd. Click here for the details.

You may also remove all decorations and cut your tree to fit in your yardwaste container.

Holiday Closures


December 24, 25, 26Closed - Christmas
December 29, 30, 31Closed - unpaid furloughs
January 1Closed - New Year's Day
January 2Offices open

While our offices are closed:


For Emergency Calls only dial 911


For Police or Fire Department related non-emergencies dial 648-0171


For an urgent Public Works or Parks related matter call the answering service at 995-8674


For any non-urgent issue please use SeeClickFix! (see below)


The next regular scheduled City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 20th. 


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Have you joined the conversation about your favorite community events in American Canyon? We're interested in hearing your opinions about future events too!


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You can now report non-emergency issues to the City providing location, descriptive, and photographic information as you see the issue in real time using an online and mobile place-based reporting platform powered by SeeClickFix. 

Click here for the press release.

Click here to see photos and the American Canyon Eagle article about this year's Annual Holiday Decorating Contest winners. Congratulations to the winners!

Have a wonderful holiday season! 

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