July 15, 2016
The Watson Ranch development proposal includes approximately 1250 homes ranging from single-family homes to townhomes and apartments, a hotel, a new elementary school, public parks and trails, and more. The project would provide new amenities for our community, but will also require improvements to address the impacts on traffic, water usage, and more.  It is important that we understand the whole picture before making a decision about the project. At long last, the Watson Ranch Specific Plan and Environmental Impact Report are ready for public review.  We have held several workshops over the years, but now you can review the project in its entirety by clicking here.
If you would like to read a hard copy, we have one at City Hall, 4381 Broadway, at the Planning Counter on the second floor, or at the library, 300 Crawford Way.  There will be numerous meetings over the next few months.  The first meeting will be held as a Joint Parks and Community Services Commission/Open Space Advisory Committee workshop on Monday, July 25th to discuss parks, trails, and recreational services, and the Planning Commission will host a workshop on the Environmental Impact Report on Thursday, July 28th. Both workshops will be held at City Hall. 

On the Agenda....
The City Council is on recess for their summer break. They will meet again for a Broadway District Specific Plan workshop on Tuesday, July 26th. 

Future Meetings...
All meetings held at 6:30 PM at City Hall. Check here a few days before the meeting for the full agenda.

Joint Parks & Community Services Commission/Open Space Advisory CommitteeMonday, July 25th (tentative)
Broadway District Specific Plan WorkshopTuesday, July 26th
Planning CommissionThursday, July 28th
Regularly scheduled City Council meetingTuesday, August 2nd
Open Space Advisory CommitteeWednesday, August 3rd
Parks & Community Services CommissionThursday, August 11th 

American Canyon 9/11 Memorial

In 2009, the City of Napa and American Canyon Fire Protection District obtained approval from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to receive pieces of remnant steel from the World Trade Center.  A 9/11 Memorial in American Canyon will be located at the Public Safety Facility using the remnants. The monument attests to the triumph of human dignity and affirms our unwavering commitment to our community and our nation. 

Fundraising is a critical component of the project and members of the project team are working to raise the needed funds to begin construction in time for the monument to be completed in time to hold a dedication on September 11, 2016.
For more information about the American Canyon 9/11 Memorial and how you can help, contact Firefighter Josh Cordeiro by email or call (707) 551-0650.
National Night Out - August 2nd

National Night Out (NNO) is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live.  Last year more than 20 neighborhoods in American Canyon hosted block parties, enjoyed by 500 friends and family members. Everyone has a really good time and police, fire and city officials make stops at each party with cool vehicles, McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog and gift bags.  For more information or to register your party, email American Canyon Community Resource Officer, Cecil Brown, or call (707) 551-0600.
Community Calendar

Did you know that American Canyon is home to two federally endangered species? Join San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge biologists in an exploration of these two rare creatures, and the restoration work that the Refuge is conducting to create healthy habitat in which they can thrive. Also learn about the many new trails and recreation opportunities available in the refuge. Wild American Canyon will be held at the American Canyon Library, 300 Crawford Way, on Wednesday, July 20th at 7 PM. This event is free.

You can find this event, and others on the Community Calendar. Interested in adding your event to the community calendar?  Click here for more information.                        
Market Matters

Sunday, July 17th 9 AM - 1 PM
Live Entertainment and "Mad Science" Kids Activities
Community Booths: Master Gardeners and MCE

Sunday, July 24th 9 AM - 1 PM
Summer Celebration: New Vendors, Giveaways, 
Live Entertainment, "Dreamland" Kids Activities, and MORE!
Community Booths: Master Gardeners, Chamber of Commerce & Napa Emergency Women's Services (NEWS)

PCFMA Newsletter 
Subscribe here for information about what's in season, fun articles to learn more about various fruits and veggies and yummy recipes using the freshest, seasonal produce. 

Cookin' the Market
Come to the American Canyon Farmers' Market this weekend to check out Chef Mario! He will be hosting Cookin' the Market with live cooking demonstrations at 10 AM and 11:30 AM. Chef Mario believes in cooking fresh and simple dishes using seasonal ingredients from local farms. He'll be offering samples as well as great tips on how to cook seasonally using what is available at our market.

Addicted to Pokemon Go? 
Keep your eye open for these virtual creatures this Sunday at our Farmers' Market. You never know... they might just make a showing! To play along, download the Pokemon Go app from your app store onto your mobile device. Have fun, and be safe!!

FREE Pharmaceutical/Sharps Take Back & Shred-a-thon

If you have expired medications laying around, now is the time to get rid of them. You can also bring your old tax records or other documents to be shredded on-site for no charge. While you're there, take a stroll through the Farmers' Market and pick up some fruit, veggies and other goodies for the week. Mark your calendars and take advantage of this free opportunity to safely dispose of pharmaceuticals, sharps and sensitive documents.

Sunday, July 31st
9 AM - 1 PM 
100 Benton Way

What will be accepted? All over the counter and prescription medications (no controlled substances) and sharps (used syringes and needles must be in a sharps container). All non-liquid medications should be removed from their bottles and brought to the event in a baggie.
CERT Training in American Canyon

If we had a major earthquake right now would you know what to do? Would you know how to provide first aid to a loved one, rescue someone, or get drinking water? Are you ready to have your life disrupted and not have any help for 24 to 72 hours? If the answer to any of those questions is "no", please join us for Community Emergency Response Team training. The training is FREE, informative and fun! American Canyon Fire Department is offering this class in American Canyon on Monday evenings from 6-10 PM in August. For more information or to enroll contact Sandra Hage at (707) 253-4799 or 
Mouse the Cat

Hello I'm Mouse, I am quiet as a mouse but much prettier! I am a lap kitty and love to be groomed and stay close by you when you have the time for kitty good vibes! I don't mind other cats and will be a lovely and quiet calm to your day and in your heart!
Parks & Recreation News

4th of July Celebration was a great success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our 4th of July Celebration this year! We kicked off the day with our annual parade, featuring community groups and individuals showcasing their patriotic spirit with our new theme, "Faces of Freedom." At the conclusion, we held the ceremonial flag raising to pay tribute to our nation and our Veterans. Friends and family next headed over to the festival for food, kids activities, and musical entertainment. Our fabulous fireworks extravaganza ended the night with an explosive display! Thanks to our wonderful sponsors the Kidz Fun Zone activities were all FREE this year, to make sure everyone had a great time at the festivities. Please see below for the complete list of sponsors:

Grand Sponsor - PG&E
Fireworks Sponsors - Walmart and Recology
Kid Zone Main Sponsor - American Canyon Orthodontics
General Event Sponsors include: Wingstop, American Canyon Chiropractic, Richard Peterson - Realtor, American Canyon Mom's Club, Brian Farmer of Farmer's Insurance, David York CPA, American Canyon Dental Care, Mark & Cheryl Joseph, 32 Dental Encore, American Canyon Pediatric Dentistry, Mid-City Nursery, Kent & Elaine Killian, and Beau & Bo Sauders.

Upcoming Events:

Movies in the Park
Our summer Movies in the Park event is in full swing! Each Friday night through August 5th we are hosting a FREE movie showing! If you haven't made it out, please plan on attending. Tonight's movie is "Back to the Future" at Main Street Park (5050 Main Street). Show starts at dusk, so get there early to grab a spot! We are excited for our final movie, "Star Wars - The Force Awakens", on August 5th, which will be held at Community Park 2, as food trucks and real life Storm Troopers will be available to add to the family fun! Please click here for a complete schedule.

Upcoming activities:

Activity Date/Time
Canyon Kids Adventures Camp
Entering Kindergarten - 5th Grade
Weekly: Beginning 6/13/16
8 AM - 5 PM
(before & aftercare available)
Residents: $80/week
Non-Residents: $120/week
Community Center Gym
Camp Take Charge for Teens
Entering 6th-8th Grade
Weekly Beginning 6/13/16
8 AM - 5 PM
(before & aftercare available)
Resident: $60/week
Non-Residents: $70/week
Community Center Gym

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