April 12, 2019
Hello,
American Canyon’s Spring Event Season is in full swing, offering so many fun ways to get out and connect with your community!

This weekend we’ll be out at the wetlands for AmCan by the Bay , our City’s Annual Earth Day Celebration. There will be live music, fun activities, and lots of great opportunities to connect with local organizations. Next up is our Community Recognition Ball , followed by May the Fourth Be With You , the Community Yard Sale , our 4th of July Parade & Festival , the Phillip West Water Festival , National Night Out , a Dive-In Movie , and S’mores & Meteors .

These events aren’t just fun, they help build a stronger, more vibrant community for all of us. In an era of tech-driven interactions, the time we spend face-to face with our neighbors is crucial. Consider this your open-ended invitation to join us at as many community events as you can this season.

Speaking of community building, I’d like to thank American Canyon Police Officers Heuschel, Maravilla, and Risley for the kindness they recently showed to one of our elderly residents. When the officers responded to a call for help, they didn’t stop at simply dispatching necessary medical assistance. They scrubbed out the moldy refrigerator and replaced the expired food with fresh groceries. They cleaned up animal feces and made arrangements to get the resident’s soiled dog groomed. They even bought her sweet dog a new bed, dog food, and supplies! According to Sergeant Nicol Dudley, the officers “made her feel like a Princess for a few moments!”

We’re fortunate to have a top notch public safety team, great businesses, and wonderful residents here in American Canyon. Get out and meet some of them at an upcoming event!
City Manager
Upcoming Meetings & Events
Below is a snapshot of the upcoming meetings and events in American Canyon. Add an event to the Community Calendar  here.

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The meeting agenda is available.

Construction Updates
During the week of April 15, underground storm drain improvement and catch basin work will continue at the intersection of James Road and Donaldson Way. The shoulder closure will continue and traffic control will be in place.

Click here for more construction updates.
Discolored Water
The yellow tint to the water over the past week or so is due to Managnese in the source water, oxidized by chlorine. This combination yields a yellow-ish color. Manganese is a mineral found abundantly in nature and is often found in multi-vitamins.

To remedy this temporary situation, caused by runoff from the significant rains this spring, the water treatment plant operators have opened both the Napa Intertie and the Vallejo Intertie to blend with water treated at our plant. W have noticed a visible reduction of color today in water at City Hall. We expect that within the next day or two, the water tint will be greatly reduced, if not completely mitigated by the blending.
Hydrant Flushing
Water Main and hydrant flushing is scheduled for April 22-May 3. This procedure mobilizes particles and minerals that settle over time and flushes them out of the pipes resulting in higher water quality.

This activity will cause periods of discolored water that may stain light‐colored laundry. We recommend customers avoid washing laundry on the date scheduled for their area. The water will remain safe to use and will generally clear within a few hours after flushing is completed. If you notice discolored water in your home or business run the water at the hose bibs outside for a few minutes, then run the cold water inside until the water is clear.

Click here to find out when the hydrant(s) in your neighborhood will be flushed.
Community Recognition Ball
Ticket sales for our 20th Annual Community Recognition Ball end April 12!

This year's theme is the Roaring 20's, and it's going to be a blast! Speakeasy attire is encouraged.

Click here to purchase your ticket.
Napa County Grand Jury Seeking Applicants
State law requires the formation of a grand jury every year. If you would like to be considered for the 2019-2020 Napa County Grand Jury, you must complete and submit the online application by April 30, 2019.

Informational meetings will be held April 23, 2019, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. and
Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room of the Historic Courthouse. No reservations are required.

Click here for more information.
Hazard Mitigation Survey
Napa County is working on an update to its Napa County Operational Area Hazard Mitigation Plan. “Hazard mitigation” is the term used to describe long-term actions to reduce the loss of life, injury and property damage resulting from natural disasters (wildfires, floods, severe storms).  As part of this update, Napa County is seeking responses to a survey to obtain opinions about hazards in the County and what types of mitigation measures should be implemented by the county, cities and town. 

The survey is available in both English and Spanish and should take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Information will be kept confidential and only used by the County or for purposes of communicating about the survey. Thank you for your participation. 

Y-Plan Policy Summit
The UC Berkeley Center for Cities and Schools is pleased to invite you to the 2019 Y-PLAN Policy Summit: Planning a More Inclusive and Resilient Region, as we bring young people and civic leaders together to plan for a more inclusive and resilient region.

From designing affordable housing in East Oakland to the future of schools in 2050 across the Bay Area region, Y-PLAN student scholars are at the forefront of planning inclusive and resilient cities for young people - and everyone.

Measure A Celebration
Please join local agencies in celebrating 20 years of community flood protection and improvements!

Speakers include:

Congressman Mike Thompson Senator Bill Dodd Mayor Jill Techel Supervisor Brad Wagenknecht and others...

April 22, 11AM, Oxbow Commons

Valley View Welcomes Ronald Rodriguez
As a new resident of SAHA’s Valley View Senior Homes in American Canyon, Ronald has found a permanent home after struggling with homelessness for many years.

After losing his job, Ronald spent time in and out of shelters and had to survive some uninhabitable living conditions. Eventually he found work again but retail wages weren't enough to afford housing in the area. The struggle to maintain a source of income and financial stability while homeless led to a battle with depression. But his strong work ethic kept him going.

“Coming from a family of hard workers, I knew the importance of working for what you want and maintaining what you have. I knew that one day, I would want to have my own space and a place to call my own,” Ronald says. While Ronald is currently unemployed, he has yet to give up on his goals. He’s passionate about helping give back, and plans to share his love of sports by becoming a mentor at the local community center once he gets settled in his new home.

He is new to American Canyon, but after only two weeks at Valley View he already finds himself being more social and talking to his neighbors, something he felt too shy to do when he was younger.

“I thank God and SAHA for the opportunity of a lifetime – the ability to live in a brand-new home,” Ronald says. His first-floor apartment allows him to come and go despite a long-time leg injury. Ronald has to “pinch himself” sometimes because it feels like a dream. Having a stable, safe, affordable home means he can get back to the life he was pursuing before homelessness, including going back to school and getting a job.

With the support of family, case workers and managers, and SAHA site staff, the transition from shelter living to permanent housing at Valley View Senior Homes has been a smooth one for Ronald. and he feels less stress now that he has the basic resources he needs to live. We are so glad to have Ronald as part of our SAHA community. Welcome home, Ronald.
 Parks & Recreation Offerings

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After School Track (Grades 6-8)

A limited number of scholarships are available to qualified American Canyon residents. Call (707) 648-7275 for details.

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