American Canyon Profile


American Canyon Profile

I’m Ed Smith, an American Canyon car accident lawyer. Incorporated in the year 1992, the City of American Canyon is situated just around 35 miles outside of San Francisco in the southernmost region of the County of Napa. This city was developed in the years after World War II with the establishment of the the McKnight Acres section of the city in 1940 and the addition of the Rancho Del Mar area in the 1950’s.

City Government

American Canyon functions as a City Manager/Council government and is classified as a general law city. The city’s elected leadership includes a mayor as well as four city council members. A Vice Mayor is appointed by members of the council as is a City Manager. The City Manager serves as the city’s top official. American Canyon employs a staff of about 80 full-time workers and 60 seasonal or else part-time staff. The 2016-2017 budget for the city is approximately 41 million dollars.

American Canyon’s municipal departments include Finance, Administration, Police (which are provided to the city by way of a contract with the Napa County Sheriff’s Department), Public Works, and Parks & Recreation. American Canyon is protected from fires by the American Canyon Fire Protection District, which is a subsidiary department under the City Council and is overseen by a Fire Chief that the City Council appoints.


American Canyon’s population was 20,374 as of January 1, 2016. The population is estimated by city officials to reach 23,700 within the next fifteen years. Growth in residential areas has necessitated the building of a secondary school. The American Canyon High School, home to the American Canyon Wolves, opened to students in August 2010. The school features extensive athletics facilities as well as a theater for the performing arts that is capable of seating an audience of 400. Because of an agreement with the school district of Napa Valley, the community of American Canyon can schedule events at the center 180 days per year.

Watch Youtube Video – 2016 State of the City Overview – Learn about a series of new programs, improvements and expansions taking place in the community of American Canyon.

Surroundings and Location

American Canyon is almost totally surrounded year-round by a green belt that includes the Napa river, the 641-acre nature preserve on the eastern side, a 502-acre preserve of wetlands to the west, and the wine country foothills of the Sulphur Springs Mountain Range to the northeast. Napa City is directly north and Vallejo City connects to American Canyon at its southern end. Major Highways in American Canyon include the Napa Valley Wine Trail, Highway 29, and Highway 12. The city’s total area is currently 6.3 square miles.

American Canyon Car Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, an American Canyon car accident lawyer. American Canyon is a great city, but sometimes things go wrong. If you, or somebody you love has been injured in an auto accident, please call me at (707) 564-1900 for free, friendly advice. If you are contacting us from a city not in the 707 area code, you may call my toll free phone number, (800) 404-5400.

I’ve been helping Northern California residents with their auto accident claims involving wrongful death and personal injury for over 35 years.

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I am a proud California member of the Million Dollar Forum. This is a group of advocates who are top rated trial lawyers in the United States having obtained multiple million dollar case settlements and verdicts.

See my history of results here: Past Verdicts and Settlements.

I founded, Northern California’s number one website for finding information on personal injuries and auto accidents.

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