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Winter Reading Challenge

January 2, 2018 

Woodland Public Library is proud to join with Beanstack and almost 100 other libraries across the country and abroad for the 2018 Winter Reading Challenge!!

The goals is for these libraries to encourage their patrons in reading at least 1.3 million minutes and 55,000 books during the month of January. If this goal is met, Mark Cuban, billionaire investor and Shark Tank personality, will donate $25,000 to First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to children in need. He will also give $10,000 for top-performing libraries to use for their community programs or donate to nonprofit organizations in their area.

Register for the Winter Reading Challenge here:

Beanstack Registration

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Science and Society Discussion Series

October 9, 2017 

Woodland Public Library opens its new Science and Society Discussion Series with “Toxic Tragedies”. “Toxic Tragedies” is a two-part lecture/discussion series led by Dr. Robert Rice, Chair of Environmental Toxicology at UC Davis. Dr. Rice will survey toxic tragedies since the mid-1800's, discuss how they occur, their influence on the public’s perception of scientific knowledge, and the impact of these perceptions on present day controversial and critical issues such as Climate Change and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).

Wednesday November 1st 6:00pm at the Library Leake Room

Part 1: Toxic Tragedies in Modern Society – All Too Common

A survey of toxic tragedies in the USA over the past 200 years demonstrates a need for regulation to prevent their occurrence.

Wednesday December 6th 6:00pm at the Library Leake Room

Part 2: The Systemic Basis for Toxic Tragedies

Reflecting market failures, toxic tragedies are continuing today and undermine our trust in the regulatory system.

The Woodland Public Library Science and Society Discussion Series will be an on-going lecture/presentation and discussion series hosted by the library on Wednesday evenings. All are welcome to attend and we encourage an open dialogue on all the topics presented. For more information about the Science and Society Discussion Series please contact the library at or 530-661-5980.

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County Fair Mall Retrofit Charrette Report

December 21, 2017 

In collaboration with the City’s Community Development Department, the Congress for the New Urbanism California Chapter (CNUCA) team was asked to render a professional, New Urbanist plan on how to retrofit the County Fair Mall. This report destails the three-step process, presents a compelling vision, and educates residents and local stakeholders on the issues and possible solutions for implementing the Project. Please click here to see the full report.

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Cannabis - General Information

November 16, 2017 

Commercial, personal, recreational, medicinal... CLICK HERE for general information regarding cannabis and the City of Woodland. Information provided here is a resource for members of the public and not intended as legal advice.

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Yolo County District Attorney Citizens Academy 2017

March 9, 2017 

The Yolo County District Attorney's Office in partnership with all local law enforcement to host Citizens Academy 2017. This course is designed to educate the public and improve relationships between the diverse communities and the Yolo County Justice System.

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Kentucky Avenue Widening and Complete Streets Project

September 16, 2016 

This week, city staff received Caltrans and Federal authorization to proceed with construction on the Kentucky Avenue Project. Staff is finalizing the project documents for bid advertisement late September/early October with bid opening anticipated in November. Construction of public utility improvements and private utility relocations are anticipated to begin by November 2016 with the roadway widening and reconstruction work to begin in spring 2017. The project is estimated to be complete by December 2018. More information is available by clicking here.

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The City of Woodland Public Safety Special Needs Alert Program

September 2, 2016 

In its continual endeavor to provide better service to the residents of the City of Woodland, the Woodland Public Safety Department has created the SNAP Program. The Special Needs Alert Program (SNAP), assists First Responders (Police and Fire) to be more responsive during emergencies to residents of the City of Woodland with special needs.

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Woodland Economic Index and Business Confidence Survey

February 4, 2016 

The Woodland Economic Index and Woodland Business Confidence Survey are now accessable through the Woodland Chamber of Commerce website. The Woodland Economic Index shows how the local economy has been performing based on real, local data. The Woodland Business Confidence Survey has shown a strong level of optimism among business leaders in the community. Click "READ MORE" for detailed instruction on accessing the reports or click here to view the combined reports in pdf format.

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Yolo Conflict Resolution Center

November 30, 2015 

The City of Woodland is proud to support the nonprofit organization, Yolo Conflict Resolution Center (YCRC). YCRC recently opened an office in Woodland, Casa del Sol Community Building, 709 East Street. This organization provides affordable mediation, facilitation, restorative justice, and conflict resolution education services through volunteer community members. Additional information on YCRC and its services is available at or by calling at (530) 564-2324.

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Get Your Business Online Event

October 26, 2015 

The first ever Get Your Business Online workshop hosted by The City of Woodland and Woodland Chamber of Commerce to be held Tuesday, November 3 at the Woodland Community Center. There will be two sessions: from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. followed by 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Woodland Community Center, located at 2001 East Street, Woodland, Ca 95776. This event serves as a way to help local businesses increase their presence online.

To learn more visit or contact Wendy Ross at or (530) 661-5921.

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Woodland Boards and Commissions Need YOU!

January 22, 2015 

The City is accepting applications for the following voluntary City Boards and Commissions and Advisory Committees:

Board of Building Appeals
Commission on Aging
Parks and Recreation Commission
Personnel Board
Planning Commission
Traffic Safety Commission
Water Utilities Advisory Committee (WUAC)

Applications and additional information can be obtained at City Hall or on the City’s website, You can also contact Ana Gonzalez, City Clerk, by e-mail at or by phone at (530) 661-5806.

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Community Survey for Yolo Broadband Strategic Plan

January 22, 2014 
If you live and/or work in Yolo County, help Yolo Broadband understand your needs for broadband Internet by completing the short online survey below, and help us extend our reach by forwarding the survey to your family, friends and colleagues.

For Residents:

For Businesses:

For more information, please visit
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Take Action to Protect Your Water Supply

January 21, 2014 
Woodland is currently asking water customers to voluntarily cut back water use by 20% in order to prevent potential future water shortages. 2014 is starting out as the third dry year in a row. The Governor has delcared a drought emergency. Little or no rain means the City has less groundwater to pump, and pumping water to deliver to homes and businesses becomes more expensive. As the demand for water increases during the summer months, we could face a shortage in water supplies. For tips on conserving water both indoors and outdoors, please visit
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