The City of Davis is home to approximately 67,000 residents and the University of California, Davis, with a student enrollment population of between 35,000 to 40,000 per year. The active university presence offers a tight-knit, energized, and well-informed city environment that results in a high quality of life for residents and vibrant community opportunities. Davis is known to be very environmentally conscious and is known as one of the most bike-friendly cities, with over 50 miles of bike paths. The city prioritizes conservation, tree preservation, and maintaining its park and recreational facilities which include 69 playground areas, 25 athletic fields, and 399 acres of active parkland.

Local residents interested in engaging with city government can find agendas for meetings of the Davis City Council. Visit this link to find out about serving on one of the city’s advisory commissions and committees.

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City Council

The Davis City Council holds regular meetings beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, most commonly on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. The council meets in the Community Chambers at City Hall. Agendas and materials for regular meetings are posted at least 72 hours in advance (24 hours before special meetings). Submit written public comments in advance to
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Planning Commission

The Davis Planning Commission, which consists of seven appointees plus one alternate, is an advisory body responsible for determining the consistency of any project with the city’s general plan. Meetings, which are open to the public, take place the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall. (Photo by ZikG/

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