Founded in 1898, the city is named after Theodore Winters, whose ranchlands make up half of the city’s acreage—and it’s still surrounded by farms, orchards and vineyards. This small town (population 7,540 as of 2022) is blessed with big flavors sits just off Highway 128, its well-preserved downtown peppered with local watering holes and restaurants where chefs serve up local renditions of farm-to-fork cuisine. Winters is also rich in nearby recreational areas, including Monticello Dam, Stebbins Canyon Natural Reserve, Putah Creek and Lake Berryessa. Local residents interested in engaging with city government can find upcoming agendas for meetings of the City Council and the Planning Commission. Visit this link to find out about openings on the Planning Commission and other advisory comissions.

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City Council

Winters City Council meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the council chambers. Attendees can watch via Zoom or in person, and recordings of past meetings are available online. Citizens who wish to comment on a specific agenda item in writing can email by 5 p.m. on the Monday prior to the meeting.

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Planning Commission

Appointed by members of the Winters City Council, planning commissioners meet monthly and review proposed developments, zoning amendments and related planning issues. Planning Commission meetings take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month and are open to the public.

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company donated 300 water barriers, valued at around $90,000, to the city of Winters before the annual Holiday Tractor Parade.

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Standing before the Winters City Council, Fire Chief Jack S. Snyder III explained that during the Mariani Nut Fires on Thanksgiving, Vacaville’s water tender was “perfect” to keep the fire at bay.

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Voter approval would provide funding for Winters Fire Department staff and equipment.
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