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2017 Bulky Waste Drop-Off & Recycling Event

March 10, 2017 

Get rid of that bulky waste that's been sitting in your garage or backyard for FREE on Saturday, April 8th from 8 am to 2 pm at the Yolo County Fairgrounds (use Gibson Rd entrance). Tell your friends and family!

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Spring Into Reading at the Library

March 27, 2017 

In celebration of the coming of spring and the importance of encouraging literacy in the community, the Woodland Public library is pleased to announce its Spring into Reading challenge starting on March 20th. We invite all ages to read three books before Memorial Day to win a prize at the library. Younger children can be read their books from a parent, older sibling, or caregiver to earn their prize.

We are offering this reading challenge through Beanstack, a new free library service we are offering patrons. Beanstack offers book recommendations for children and allows patrons to log reading, and participate in reading and activity challenges like this one. Patrons can register on Beanstack from the front page of the library website, or on one of the library’s catalog computers. Once registered, you can Spring into Reading and earn badges for each book read. After you log three books you will able to come to the library to pick up your prize

https://wpl.beanstack.org/reader365

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Woodland Public Library Survey

March 27, 2017 

Woodland Public Library Community Input Survey

We need your help. The Woodland Public Library is collecting information from the community as part of its long range master planning process. Please help us understand what’s important to you and the future of your library by taking our survey here:

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WoodlandLibEnglish

Español: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/WoodlandLibSpanish

Printed surveys in English and Spanish are also available at the library. Please ask any staff member for a copy. All responses are anonymous and confidential.

Your response by April 10, 2017 is appreciated. If you have any questions about the survey, or any difficulties accessing the survey, please contact Jen Sweeney (library consultant) at jksweeney572@gmail.com or by phone at (916) 718-9442.

Thank you!

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State of the City Address

March 15, 2017 

The Woodland Chamber of Commerce is hosting a "State of the City Address" presented by Mayor, Angel Barajas. You are invited to this community event on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 11:30am-1pm at the Woodland Community and Senior Center. Please RSVP to the Chamber of Commerce, (530) 662-7327. Tickets for this luncheon are $35.

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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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Community Input Meetings

February 9, 2017 

Woodland Public Library - Facilities Master Planning Process 2017

The Library is conducting a process to gather community input to shape a long-term master plan for its facility to guide how the library can best serve its community for future generations. The Library anticipates that the Facility Master Plan will form the foundation of a future building program for the expansion and/or renovation of the existing library to meet the community’s learning needs, abilities, demographics, and changes in technology.

The facility master planning process will assess the current state of facilities; analyze community and library use demographics; create a common vision based on community input; and consider new library service possibilities.

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Celebrate César Chávez

February 9, 2017 

To commemorate and celebrate the life and work of labor and civil rights leader César E. Chávez, the City of Woodland will be hosting a celebration at First & Bush Streets on April 2nd from 5:00-7:00 pm. This year’s César Chávez festivities will be celebrated during the monthly Food Truck Mania event and will have music, dance performances, and a short educational program.

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Final Environmental Impact Report

January 31, 2017 

The Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) (SCH # 2013032015) for the Draft 2035 General Plan and Draft 2035 Climate Action Plan (CAP) is now available for review. Please click "read more" for more information.

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Proposed Water Rate Adjustments

January 20, 2017 

The City is proposing to increase water rates over a five-year period as necessary to provide sufficient revenue to operate and maintain the City’s water system and provide the mechanism to implement a drought charge if necessary. If adopted, the proposed new rates would take effect April 1, 2017, with annual increases each January through January 1, 2021.

The Water Rate Study, Proposition 218 notices in English and in Spanish and the most recent Council action from January 17 are available here.

Proposed Rate Adjustments in Cubic Feet

Proposition 218 Notice

Proposicion 218 Aviso de Audiencia Publica

2016 Water Rate Study Draft Report


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Commit2Fit: Wellness Program Returns to the Library

December 20, 2016 

Commit2Fit: Wellness Program Returns to the Library

Woodland Public Library will be hosting a free 3-month Commit2Fit: Wellness Program January through March 2017. The Library starts its second annual Commit2Fit: Wellness educational series on health on January 7 with weekly community walks at Douglass Park and bimonthly presentations on wellness and fitness. Each month will feature a talk on an aspect of mindfulness and a session of gentle exercises to kickstart or enhance your exercise routine.

All Wednesday evening programs will be from 6-7:30 pm in the Leake Room of the Woodland Public Library, located at 250 First Street in Woodland.

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New Medication Disposal Kiosk at the Woodland Police Department

December 1, 2016 

Safely dispose of unneeded medications in the new medication disposal kiosk at the Woodland Police Department (1000 Lincoln Avenue). The kiosk is located in the Police Department lobby, which is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The following items may be disposed of in the kiosk:

  • Pill and liquid medications
  • Medicated ointments and lotions
  • Pet medications

The kiosk is sponsored by Yolo County in an effort to prevent improper disposal and unauthorized use of pharmaceuticals.

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Main Street and Cleveland Street Signal Improvement Project

September 23, 2016 

The Main Street and Cleveland Street Signal Improvement Project will upgrade the existing intersection by installing new traffic signal equipment, vehicle detection on Cleveland Street, new signal poles, signal heads, audible pedestrian signals, and pedestrian signal heads. The project will reconstruct the four non-compliant ADA curb ramps at the intersection to bring them into compliance with current state and federal standards. The project will also microsurface and restripe the intersection.

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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 www.yolocrc.org 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 GYBO.com or contact Wendy Ross at economicdevelopment@cityofwoodland.org 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, cityofwoodland.org. You can also contact Ana Gonzalez, City Clerk, by e-mail at ana.gonzalez@cityofwoodland.org 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: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/yolo-residents

For Businesses: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/yolo-business

For more information, please visit http://www.yoloshare.org/
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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 www.cityofwoodland.org/waterconservation.
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2nd Annual Peeps Diorama Contest at the Woodland Public Library

March 7, 2017 

The Woodland Public Library is excited to be hosting its second annual Peeps Diorama Contest this year. There are categories for every age as well as a group category. The viewing and judging will take place at the Peeps Diorama Show on Saturday, March 18th from 12-3 pm in the library’s Leake Room. Entries will be judged by members of the library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) and winners will each receive a $15 gift certificate for Barnes and Nobel to purchase books. Those attending the show get to vote on a “Peeples Choice” award as well. Winning dioramas will be on display at the library after the show.

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