Named for its location in a wooded area, the city of Woodland is a history buff’s delight, with a 370-acre downtown historical district that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Specific highlights include the Gibson House, the California Agricultural Museum and the Woodland Opera House State Historic Park. The town’s more than 60,000 residents benefit from a stable economy with an agricultural base, good medical care from the highly rated Woodland Memorial Hospital and 25 parks. Residents can engage with the city government by attending City Council meetings or listening on Woodland TV Channel 20. They can also follow the activities of various boards, commissions and advisory bodies.

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City Council

The Woodland City Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of every month in the City Council Chambers at 300 First St. Meetings are live-streamed on the city website and Woodland TV Channel 20. In addition to attending in person, members of the public may submit comments prior to 4 p.m. via email to Comments on an agenda item should include an item number and letter.

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Planning Commission

The Planning Commission, consisting of seven appointees, conducts hearings and makes recommendations to the Woodland City Council on matters related to planning, land use and historical preservation. Meetings, which are open to the public, take place the first and third Thursday of the month. (Photo: Wasan Ritthawon/

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Holiday Events in Woodland
Festivities highlighted by Tree Lighting and Holiday Parade

Candy Land at the Public Library Returns on Dec. 16
The library children's area will transform into a life-sized board game

Shop Small, Eat Local This Holiday Season
Support your favorite Woodland businesses on Small Business Saturday, November 25

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California Local Pin Marker From Daily Democrat...

Tania Garcia-Cadena was sworn in as Woodland’s mayor as part of the city’s annual mayoral rotation. Rich Lansburgh, the District 1 rep, became Woodland’s next mayor pro-tempore.

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Mayor Pro-Tempore Tania Garcia-Cadena, District 3, will become Woodland’s next mayor starting Dec. 5 during the council’s next meeting.

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In honor of “Extra Mile Day” on Nov. 1, a day meant to recognize people fueling positive change in the community, the Woodland City Council recognized Bridge’s accomplishments through a mayoral proclamation.

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“The draft Code will be available for review and comment through October 27, and the City encourages interested Woodlanders to participate in a series of public workshops and information sessions,” a city press release stated.

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On Aug. 17, the Woodland Planning Commission will consider a recommendation to the City Council on the proposed adoption of the Woodland Research and Technology Park Specific Plan.
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