One of the original counties created in 1850, when California became part of the United States, this Sacramento Valley county was originally named Yola—a name of uncertain meaning but most often said to stemming from the Indigenous term Yo-loy, “a place abounding in rushes.” Yolo County still abounds with wetlands, as well as rich agricultural lands, historic villages, flower fields and vineyards. But it’s also just across the river from the state capital and home to such economic drivers as the University of California, Davis and the Port of West Sacramento.

County government offices are based in Woodland, including the Yolo County Board of Supervisors, the county administrator’s office and many other departments. Residents can access various online forms to report issues and share feedback.

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Board of Supervisors

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesdays in the Room 206 of the County Administration Building, 625 Court St, Woodland. Agendas are posted online by 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting. Residents can provide input by requesting time to speak or submiting a written statement to Yolo County Board of Supervisors, 625 Court St, Room 204, Woodland, CA 95695 or via email to clerkoftheboard@yolocounty.org. (Photo: Maxim Studio/Shutterstock)

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Planning Commission

The Planning Commission helps develop and maintain the county’s general plan and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. Its meetings, open to the public, take place the second Thursday of the month at 8:30 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors’ chambers.

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