January 16, 2015


Welcome to 2015! I hope your holiday was wonderful and you're all ready for the new year. We have so much to accomplish in 2015 here at the City! Our new Citizen's Academy started last night, and the first meeting was great. I'm looking forward to the remaining seven sessions. We also have two important workshops coming up soon (see more below), and the Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment process kicking off shortly. The annual State of the City presentation is coming up on February 12th (contact the Chamber of Commerce for tickets). Stay tuned to these updates for more information! 


In This Issue

Mark your Calendars!


City Offices Closed

Mon., Jan. 19

Martin Luther

 King Jr. Day


The Raising of America Documentary

Click here for details. 

Tues., Feb 3

Reception 5:30 PM

Movie 6:15 PM

Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center


Pedestrian Master Plan Public Workshop

Click here for details. 

Wed., Feb 4

6 - 8 PM

City Council Chambers

4381 Broadway

Fire District News

for the most recent newsletter from the Fire District. 


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Chamber of Commerce Updates
The Chamber of Commerce puts out a newsletter with great information too. Click here to see the most recent and sign up if you're interested in keeping up to date on local business news. 

Flu Season Hits 

Bay Area

It's not too late to vaccinate against the flu! Bay Area Health Officers are seeing increased flu activity and encourage all residents to get a flu vaccine and to wash their hands. 


Click here for more information.

Joint City Council / Planning Commission Workshops January 26 & 27

Please join the City Council and the Planning Commission for two upcoming discussions - the Highway 29 Broadway District and the Watson Ranch Specific Plan.  The Broadway District planning effort has just begun and we are working toward an exciting new vision for the properties along Highway 29. The meeting will be held on Monday, January 26 at 6:30 PM.  The City's consulting team will provide an update on the work accomplished thus far and seek input on opportunities and constraints for the City's commercial core.


On the next day, Tuesday January 27 at 6:30 PM, the City Council and the Planning Commission will host a workshop to discuss the Watson Ranch project.  The Watson Ranch project includes 1,253 homes, parks, trails, a new elementary school, and commercial uses at the mine ruins.  City staff will provide an overview and status of the technical issues that the plan must address, such as traffic, schools, water and parks.  Plenty of time will be available for dialog between the Applicant, Public, City Council, and Planning Commission to discuss their thoughts and present questions about the project.  

On the Agenda... 


The next regularly scheduled City Council Meeting will be Tuesday, January 20th at 6:30 PM. Several interesting items are on the agenda. The Fire District will announce some very good news! Periodically, fire departments across the state are rated for their effectiveness by the State's Insurance Service Office.  After a recent review the American Canyon Fire District's classification will be upgraded, which could mean lower homeowners insurance rates. Congratulations are in order! Also being discussed on Tuesday will be Canyon Estates, a proposal for 38 single family homes on 38 acres behind Vintage Ranch. In order for the plan to move forward, the City Council  must adopt a General Plan Amendment, a Mitigated Negative Declaration, and approve the initiation of annexing the property into the City.  If you are interested in this project, this is a meeting you should attend. For more information read the staff report here (scroll to page 794) or call the Community Development Department at 647-4348. 
Free Tax Services Available - American Canyon Family Resource Center



The American Canyon Family Resource Center will be providing free tax clinics for income qualified families or individuals starting on Wednesday, January 28th. 


See their flyer for more information.


Road Improvements Coming Your Way!


Several new projects will be underway soon that will improve several areas of our community. A project will be starting soon to build a new parking lot next to the library - it will provide much needed parking for both the library and commuters. Also coming soon will be additional sidewalks to parts of Theresa Avenue,  Green Island Road pothole patching and renewed street striping on several City streets. Stay tuned for more information about timing.

Hi, I'm Remy 


Simply put, Remy is an amazing boy. 3.5 years old, and 65 pounds of pure love. This gentle, mellow guy is house-trained, leash-trained, and seems to be great with all types and ages of people, including small children, the elderly, and the differently abled.  He's also good with most other dogs (we don't know about cats). He keeps his cool even in large groups, so he'd make a great companion for a social butterfly or a family. And don't let those muscles fool you - this cuddlebug is one big mush. Our resident vet says, "He is very engaging, willing to learn, and will do anything for a treat." What's not to love? Come find out if Remy is the dog for you! Click here for info. 

See Your Art in Lights! 


Well, almost!  The City of American Canyon is having a 4th of July Poster Contest for all Napa County Residents. Local artists and community residents are encouraged to submit artwork that embodies the patriotic spirit, family atmosphere and diversity that Fourth of July in American Canyon has become. The winning poster will be used for the marketing of this year's (2015) Fourth of July Celebration. Click here to view our flyer for more details.





Program and Event Highlights


Happy New Year! We hope everyone enjoyed this holiday season, and are looking forward to a fabulous 2015.  Our Winter programs are underway, including our Jr. Warriors Winter Youth Basketball League, After School Sports Basketball program, and Advanced Swim programs, Seals, Sharks and Orcas. If you have not had a chance to participate in one of our programs, it's not too late, check out our upcoming activities below. 


Please register today!




Ages/ Grades

Activity Date/Time




Girls After School Volleyball




Jan 27 - Mar 5

T: 4 PM-5:15 PM
W: 4 PM-5:15 PM
TH: 4 PM-6 PM





Community Center Gym

100 Benton Way


Teen Trip - SF Exploratorium & Pier 39





Sat, Feb 21

9:30 AM -4 PM


(ticket and transportation)

 Departs/Returns 100 Benton Way


Lifeguard Training


15 +


March 7, 8 

& 14, 15

Sat & Sun: 
8:30 AM -5 PM



Phillip West Aquatic Ctr

100 Benton Way


Mini Stars Sports Program

 Ages: 4-7

 Mar 1 - 29

(no class Mar 8)

12:30 - 1:30 PM


 Residents: $40

Non-Res: $45


Community Center Gym

100 Benton Way



For more information contact us at (707) 648-7275


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