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/

Recent Announcements

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FIRA USA, Leading AgTech Event, Coming to Woodland in October

Three-day event for autonomous farming and agricultural robotics solutions expected to attract thousands to Woodland this fall.

Cycle with City Council this Saturday, May 11

Meet at a local park and bike to the Woodland Farmers Market with your City Council Member

Annual Senior Resource Fair Scheduled for Thursday, May 23

Free event will feature over 70 organizations and is open to all

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