Transparency in Government

The City of Woodland strives to conduct the public’s business in a manner that is accessible and transparent to all its citizens.  We believe that our participatory democracy is best served by ensuring that the public has an understanding of its government’s decision-making process and how best to participate.  In addition, the public should have easy-access to public information, including meeting agendas and minutes, financial and budget information, and documents and reports.  

Our City of Woodland website has been designed to serve as an important tool in enhancing the openness and transparency which we wish to promote.

Public Meetings - On the website, users will find a calendar of public meetings as well as current and archived meeting agendas and minutes for the City Council, Commissions and Boards.  Access to meetings, agendas and minutes can be viewed by clicking here.

Financial Information - Access to information related to city finances is an important component of local government transparency. Information is available for the following topics:

City Budget

Audited Financial Statements (CAFR)

Capital Improvement Program

AB1600 Annual Report - Development Impact Fees - Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2015

State Controller’s Report

Measure E

Measure V

Measure J

Disclosures - The city complies with all state and federal disclosure requirements, including Brown Act and annual reporting of public employee compensation.  Access to this information is available to the public via the following links:

Brown Act – Public Meeting Rules

Public Employee Compensation

For more information on State economic disclosure and conflict of interest rules, please visit the Web site of the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

Form 806 - Agency Report of:  Public Official Appointments - This form is used to report additional compensation that officials receive when appointing themselves to position son committees, boards, or commissions of another public agency or to a committee or position of the agency of which the public official is a member.

This form is required pursuant to FPPC Regulation 18702.5.  Each agency must post on its website a single Form 806 which lists all the paid appointed positions to which an official will vote to appoint themselves.  When there is a change in compensation or a new appointment, the Form is update to reflect the change.

Form 806 - Agency Report of Public Official Appointments - March 20, 2017
Form 806 - Agency Report of Public Official Appointments - July 17, 2014

Public Records Act / Freedom of Information – The City of Woodland is also required to provide information to the public, upon request, consistent with the requirement of the state’s Public Records Act as well as the federal Freedom of Information Act.  These laws help ensure public access to information and documents produced by their government.  For information on how to request information click here

On October 11, 2015, the State of California enacted Senate Bill 272 (SB 272) which required local agencies to make publicly available a catalog of application software that is used enterprise wide.  For additional information please click here.