E-Newsletter
June 2019 Recap
RECOVERY UPDATE
Below is a map of rebuild activity and breakdown of rebuilds in District 4 as of July 8, 2019. 33% have a permit to rebuild!
CLICK ABOVE TO SEE MAP OF THE REBUILD ACTIVITY!
CLICK ABOVE TO SEE REBUILD PERMIT CHART!
FROM THE BOARD
FY 2019-2020 Budget Approved
Board approves next year's budget!
General Highlights:
  • Total General Fund (discretionary) - $195,190,410
  • Total All Funds Budget (includes non-discretionary, HHSA funds) - $515,701,216
Highlights:
  • Property Tax Revenue - projected to increase by 5.61%
  • Sales and Tax Revenue - projected to increase by 3.41%
  • TOT (Transient Occupancy Tax) - projected to decrease by 3.23%
  • Unemployment Rate - 3.5% (among lowest in CA)
My Take:
Revenues are up! Just like a household budget, we need revenues to pay for our expenses. Strong property tax revenue is critical, it's stable, growing, and our most dependable revenue source due in part to over $35 Billion in Property Value Assessments. Long-term, our revenue growth projection are not keeping up with our expenditure growth, a problem. This will require even more fiscal discipline and expenditure management while growing revenues.
General Highlights:
  • $130M in public safety investments to maintain the quality of life and low crime rates.
  • $100,000 to jump start regional climate change planning.
  • $18.7M for roads ($4.5M from General Fund)
  • $100,000 for emergency preparedness and three new positions to support Emergency Services, Napa Monticello Fire Station and Firewise Councils.
My Take:
We need to continue to be fiscally disciplined while making core investments to protect and enhance this special place we all come home. This year, we will invest over $130 Million in Public Safety/Law/Justice. This means supporting our Sheriffs Department, Fire Department, District Attorney, among others. In addition, we have over $18 Million programmed to support our roads!
COMMITMENT TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE
County gives $100K, Cities/Town to work together
This month the Board and every city/town passed a proclamation stating their commitment and plan to begin working together to fight climate change. Global warming is an issue that has no boundaries so I am excited to work with local leaders from the cities/town to come up with an effective regional approach to addressing this critical issue. I am also grateful for the Board's support to provide $100,000 in initial funding for this effort. Stay tuned!
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FAIR
Hundredths attend event to learn how to prepare for disasters
In early June, the County hosted its First Community Open House and Emergency Preparedness Fair. We had every department providing important resources with an emphasis on emergency preparedness. Thank you to everyone that came out. Make sure you visit www.readynapacounty.org to find available emergency related resources!
HOUSING
NAPA PIPE UPDATE
SB 235 passes last policy committee hurdle
Napa Pipe could see construction as early as spring 2020 due to major successes passing SB 235 (Dodd) through the legislature. The legislation would allow the developer flexibility to begin construction of much needed housing first while ensuring the County receives the housing credits as originally agreed upon by the City and County. The bill is expected to move through the Assembly and get to the Governor's desk later this summer. To read more about the latest with Napa Pipe, read the recent Napa Valley Register article, here .
REGIONAL EFFORTS
NAPA VALLEY FORWARD
Industry, government join forces to reduce traffic
The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) and Visit Napa Valley (VNV) joined by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA) have officially established a private-public partnership called "Napa Valley Forward" to help reduce traffic congestion. The partnership will commit more than $1 million to help employers understand how and when employees get to and from work and analyze the data to determine incentives to encourage employees to change their commute patterns. The first phase of the pilot will connect employers with a technology platform to collect data. The platform will aggregate data from multiple participating employers to identify effective incentives for small, medium, and large-sized employers. Read more about the partnership here .
THREE NEW ROUNDABOUTS COMING TO NAPA
Project to be completed in fall 2020
You may have noticed construction at the California Blvd./First Street/Hwy 29 intersection, well that's because of three new roundabouts CalTrans plans to construct. The roundabouts will reduce congestion and increase flow to the surrounding streets. Click on the image above to see a video rendering of how cars will flow through the roundabouts. To learn more about the project, click here .
COMMUNITY CORNER
LOOKING AHEAD
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TOWNHALL
District 4 prepares!
Every year I host a Townhall event in District 4 to provide an update on my work as your Supervisor and to hear from you. This year, the focus of the Townhall will be emergency preparedness. Please hold August 21, 6-8 PM. Location and details forthcoming.
UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS
July 9, 23, & 30

9:00 a.m

1195 Third Street, 3rd Floor
Downtown Napa


Contact Me
Cell: 707-225-2019
Alfredo.Pedroza@countyofnapa.org

Banner Photo Credit: Art by Hudson Kramer. Hudson is a student at New Technology High School and 2nd place winner of the Agricultural Commissioner’s Crop Report Art Contest, 2016.