June 26, 2015
City Manager's Friday Update

Time for anoth
er cool wildlife story.  Meet Lucky the young Hawk.  Lucky was discovered on the ground, slightly wounded, underneath a tree at Veteran's Park.  A very observant and kind local resident found him (or maybe her?) and took him to the Bird Rescue Center in Cordelia for rehabilitation.  After a convalescence at the Center, Lucky was ready to come home. Much thanks to the kindness of the resident who took Lucky to the hospital, City staff for coordinating with the Fire District, and the Fire District crew for returning Lucky to his tree where mom, sibling and nest were waiting for him.


I have been hearing rumors lately that some of you (and you know who you are Paul Shigley) are only reading this opener, and not scrolling down and reading the whole update!  All the really good stuff is down there...so don't give up so soon.  Keep reading!  Thanks.

Chamber of Commerce Updates

The Chamber of Commerce is moving! Beginning July 1, 2015, the American Canyon Chamber of Commerce will be located in the Palby's Junction building at 3860 Broadway, Suite 103. The Chamber is moving to this larger space in order to accommodate the new American Canyon Welcome Center. The new Welcome Center will display imagery and art from local residents, visually showcase our best local and regional venues, connect locals and visitors to American Canyon resources, and serve as a staging area for Napa Valley and Bay Area visitors to get their bearings.  Thousands of visitors pass through American Canyon every month...the new Welcome Center will get them off the highway and tell them more about American Canyon!  The target date for opening the Welcome Center is August 27, 2015.


The Chamber of Commerce is working to promote American Canyon in a way that increases awareness of our community, encourages those traveling through the city to stop and learn more, attracts new businesses to the area that see the opportunities to succeed available here, and binds residents and local businesses together. The Chamber will continue to host business education workshops and public official meet-and-greets, represent the interests of business to the community, take political action in support of those interests where necessary, hold networking events where businesses can exchange ideas and build relationships, create marketing opportunities for members and outside organizations to promote their brand, and more.


If you would like to learn more about the Chamber or the Welcome Center, please contact James Cooper, President/CEO. He can be reached at (707) 552-3650 by email by clicking here.

Just in Time for the Parade!

Road work on Donaldson Way between Benton Way and Amarillo Drive was completed last week. The new street surface will be put to good use for the Fourth of July parade!
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The City Council will meet next on Tuesday, July 7th at 6:30 in the City Council chambers.  We will send out another update with the agenda items next week. 

Plastic Bags

The City Council is considering placing restrictions on the single use of plastic bags. Your thoughts? Click here to participate in the conversation. The City Council will consider this matter again on August 18th.

Napa Logistics Park

Have you been watching the new industrial development under construction in the Green Island - Airport area?  We are excited about the new jobs it will bring!  Read more about it here. 




Water Updates

American Canyon residents and business owners are the best!  I am proud to report that for the month of June (so far), we have not only met our state mandated goal to reduce water consumption, but exceeded it.  As of the last report, we were down approximately 25% for June.  Obviously, residents and business owners have been doing their share, and the City has as well.  We have been fixing leaks and cut way back on irrigation of our parks and landscape areas.  We also have 135 applications in process for the cash for grass program, and appreciate everyone's interest in making long-term changes in their landscaping.  This is not the time to lighten up...we have a long summer ahead of us...so keep up those water-thrifty habits.  Need more ideas?  Check out the top 100 water saving ideas HERE.  
Upcoming Events -

Information Table
Water saving programs 
Saturday, June 26th
Stop by the City's Relay for Life team table
Dealing with Drought & Drought Tolerant Plants
Saturday, July 11 , 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Click here for more information

Coming Soon:  Our Public Works Department is installing a recycled water filling station at the Corporation Yard on Wetlands Edge Road.  Soon residents will be able to stop by and fill water tanks with recycled water for irrigating your yard.  Stay tuned...we will provide details as soon as the filling station is complete.

Parks and Recreation News

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a whole day of family fun!


The Fourth of July festivities are centered around Community Park 2 located at 20 Benton Way. First, the local Boy Scout Troop will host a pancake breakfast at the Boys and Girls Club from 7-11 AM.  The Parade is next, beginning at 10:30 AM and travelling from Kimberly Drive up Elliott Drive to Amarillo before turning into Donaldson Way Elementary School.  The Festival,  sponsored by Recology,  kicks off with the Flag Raising at noon. The festival features an inflatable Kidz Zone sponsored by Dynacraft, Sutter Home Family Vineyards, and Fast Signs opening at 12:30 PM.  New this year is a Teen Zone sponsored by American Canyon Orthodontics that includes a teen lounge, tie dye, games, an AmCan Amazing Photo Race and human hamster balls.  There will be live entertainment all day, concluding with the high energy and fun Jump Start Band kicking off the fireworks.  The fireworks show starts at approximately 9:30 PM and is sponsored by Walmart, American Canyon Orthodontics, Crown Hill Stone Supply - American Canyon, Napa Logistics Park and American Canyon Dental Care. A variety of food options are available too, including local favorites, Jamba Juice, Los Cantaros, La PerlaDe Jalisco and traditional favorites, like kettle korn, corn dogs, ice cream and roasted corn to name a few. 


Find more details in the attached media alert.



Upcoming activities:   




Activity Date/Time




Movies in the Park


All Ages


Friday nights 

 June 26th -

 Dolphin Tale 2(PG)

Showtime at Dusk
See Flyer for Schedule





Main Street Park

Open Swim

All Ages

Sat & Sun: 2-5 PM

Mon-Fri: 2-4 PM

Residents: 12 & under $2;
13 & over $3
Resident Passes:
Youth 10 punch $18
Adult 10 punch $25
Family of 4 summer pass $80


Phillip West Aquatic Center/100 Benton Way

Summer Day Camp

(Please register in person at the Parks & Rec Office)

Canyon Kids Grades: Entering

Camp Take Charge for Teens
Grades: Entering

Registration Now Open!
All 9 weeks of Summer: 6/8/15-8/7/15
Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM-5 PM
(Early Bird & Late Owl Care Available)

Canyon Kids: Residents: $80/Week(Full Camp Rate: $600)
Camp Take Charge:
Residents: $60/Week
(Full Camp Rate: $480)
*Non-Res Rates Vary

Community Center Gym

100 Benton Way


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