February 16, 2018
Greetings!

I would like to start by thanking all of you who attended the Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 State of City. If you missed it, you can watch it at your convenience by visiting our website. Mayor Leon Garcia began  the event by leading a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the senseless tragedy that occurred two days ago at the high school in Parkland, Florida. In many respects, Parkland has similar qualities to American Canyon - it is a relatively affluent, newer community of 23,000 people located near a major metropolitan area. Undoubtedly for its residents the thought of these types of events occurring in their community was unfathomable before Tuesday. And yet it happened again. So, while Congressman Thompson continues to exhaust his efforts to effect change in federal policy, our residents must also take action to remain vigilant in order to try to prevent similar tragedies from happening here. Simply put, if you (or your children) see suspicious or threatening behavior (no matter how trivial), or if you know of anyone making threats of any kind at school, at places of worship, or on social media, please call (707) 253-4451 and report it to American Canyon Police Department ASAP. 
 
On a lighter note, next Tuesday night, we will bring several important items for the public to provide input on including “next steps” with recreational cannabis, new water rates and a proposal for land-based financing (i.e. property taxes) of road improvements in Green Island Industrial Area. I hope to see you all there beginning at 6:30 PM in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

Thank you,

Jason Holley
Interim City Manager

P.S. – Don’t forget to pick up your tickets for Kiwanis Crab Feed on March 3rd. You still have time to submit nominations for those deserving volunteers in the community and buy early bird tickets for this year’s Community Recognition Ball (on April 7th).
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All City Offices will be closed in observance of Presidents Day on Monday, February 19th and will re-open on Tuesday, February 20th. If you have a Police or Fire emergency call 911. For non-emergencies call (707) 253-4451. If you have a Public Works related emergency please call the answering service at (707) 995-8674.
On the Agenda...

The City Council will meet again on Tuesday, February 20th, 6:30 PM at City Hall.  The full agenda is now available.

Since our Last Update...

Your City Council met on February 6th, the recording is now available

Future Meetings...

Open Space Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, February 21st.
Planning Commission will meet on Thursday, February 22nd. Both meetings will take place at 6:30 PM, in the City Council Chambers, 4381 Broadway, 2nd floor.   The full agendas will be available a few days before the meeting.
Freezing Temperatures Forecasted for Napa County Beginning Sunday

The National Weather Service is forecasting widespread freezing temperatures with lows in the 20s and lower 30s beginning Sunday morning and lasting into Wednesday. Because of the forecasted winds, those temperatures could drop into the teens. Possible impacts from the weather include hypothermia because of exposure or poorly insulated residences; biting cold during breezy conditions; and black ice on roadways. More information is available here.
Local Leaders Recognized at NorCal Heroes Day
Today the California Senate held a NorCal Heroes Day to honor first responders, community leaders and non-profit organizations who supported our communities during the 2017 Napa Fire Complex. At the request of Senator Bill Dodd, Napa County Fire Chief Biermann, Sheriff Robertson, and Supervisors Dillon, Pedroza and Ramos were recognized for their response and communication efforts.
Left to Right - Senator Ted Gaines, Napa County Supervisors Alfredo Pedroza, Belia Ramos and Diane Dillon, Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue Authority Chief Steve Akre, Senator Bill Dodd, Napa County Fire Chief Barry Biermann, Napa County Sheriff John Robertson, Senator Jim Nielsen
Construction Updates

You may be wondering about recent construction activity around town. We provide updates every Friday on our website about our cone zones.
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Fire District Updates

The American Canyon Fire District publishes an informative newsletter each month.  The latest edition is now available. 
Community Calendar

Helping Hand Indo American & American Canyon Arts Foundation present Holi A Festival of Colors. A FREE event open to all ages on Sunday, March 4th from 3-5 PM at Shenandoah Park.

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.
American Canyon Schools Meeting

Napa Valley Unified School District invites interested community members to an evening presentation. The subject of the meeting will primarily be new school construction in American Canyon including the new middle school and the relocation of Napa Junction Magnet Elementary School. Presenters will review the status and next steps of both projects. Bring your questions!

Wednesday, February 28th at 7 PM at the American Canyon High School Theater (3000 Newell Drive).
Water Conservation Video Contest

Water Conservation Programs of City of Calistoga, City of Napa, Town of Yountville, City of St. Helena, City of American Canyon, Napa County and Napa County Resource Conservation District are sponsoring a video contest for high school students of Napa County. The winning video will be used as a public service announcement (PSA) at Cameo Cinemas and Century Napa County.

2018 Theme: California Water: Never Enough to Waste

Tell the story of water as it journeys from its source to you, how waste can occur along that journey, and why it’s important to conserve once it reaches you.

Report concerns, pay your water bill, receive information on current projects, community events, and more.  Download our app to have a connection to your City right at your fingertips. 

Click on Activity Guide pictured above to view fall activities. Click here to register for activities online.