May 18, 2016
Of course you already know this about me, or at least you probably suspected it, but I am a budget geek.  Revenues, expenses, projections, graphs, charts...I love them all. Admittedly, few people share my joy.  But if you want to get a look at long term city revenue and expense projections, as well as what the 2016/2017 fiscal year holds for operations and staffing, I have a great opportunity for you. Tomorrow, Thursday May 19th, the City Council will hold their annual budget workshop at 6:30 PM. We will review revenue expectations and well as the operating budgets. Lately capital planning is getting all the attention, and that won't be addressed tomorrow night. This workshop is all about infrastructure maintenance and operations, parks, recreation, law enforcement, administration, etc. See you tomorrow evening. Click here for the agenda packet.

Summer Session Citizen's Academy - Last Chance!   
Here's your last chance to sign up for the Special Summer School Edition of the Citizen's Academy. We've extended the deadline through 5 PM tomorrow, May 19th. If you're on the fence, this is a great time to jump off and sign up! One evening a week for eight weeks participants will get an inside look at how we treat and distribute your water, where the waste goes when you flush, how parks are built and managed, and how we finance it all.  Engage in a little police action and climb the fire truck ladder.  Through it all we talk about policy issues, community successes and challenges ahead. We are inviting high school seniors to join us this time as well!  Tuition is FREE and we provide dinner.  An excellent opportunity to get to know your City.  Learn more here.  If you're unable to attend this summer but would be interested in future sessions please email Deanna.

Please RSVP to Taresa Murphy or (707) 647-4348. 
RSVP is not required but appreciated for event planning purposes and childcare needs.
** childcare available on-site.
Market Matters
On Sunday, May 22nd, American Canyon High School Legacy Program will be on hand along with staff from the American Canyon Welcome Center and also the Boys & Girls Club. Would your community non-profit group like to have a booth at the market one of these Sundays? Please email us to learn more.
PCFMA Newsletter 
The operators of the market, Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association (PCFMA) have a wonderful newsletter.  Good information about what's in season, fun articles to learn more about various fruits and veggies and yummy recipes using the freshest, seasonal produce.  Subscribe HERE

Napa County's latest Bay-Friendly Garden Tour features a dozen local gardens that provide inspiration for creating beautiful resource-efficient landscapes. Mini-workshops will be held at select sites throughout the day.
  • Napa gardens, 5 American Canyon gardens
  • Eye-catching drought-tolerant landscaping with wildlife habitat
  • Vibrant lawn-free front yards
  • Rainwater catchment, Greywater systems
  • Urban farms with vegetable gardens, orchards, chickens, bees