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Posted on: September 12, 2023

City Prepares Public Review Draft of Comprehensive Zoning Code Update

On Tuesday, September 19 and Thursday, September 21, 2023, the City of Woodland will present its Draft Comprehensive Zoning Code Update to the City Council and Planning Commission at their regularly scheduled meetings. As part of the update, staff will provide an overview of the draft code and information regarding the future public review schedule.

The draft Code will be available for review and comment through October 27, and the City encourages interested Woodlanders to participate in a series of public workshops and information sessions. Meetings will be recorded and posted on the Comprehensive Zoning Code web page at

What is a Zoning Code?

The City Zoning Code specifies how each individual property can be used to achieve the wide ranging and long-term vision set forth by the City’s General Plan. Zoning describes the rules and regulations that control what is built on the ground and which uses occupy buildings and sites. It determines the form and character of development, such as the size and height of buildings, and includes provisions to ensure that new development and uses will fit into existing neighborhoods by establishing the rules for being a “good neighbor.”

The City of Woodland’s current Zoning Code is decades old and has only been modified through minor amendments and to keep up with new State of California requirements. In addition, the Code lacks certain administrative procedures, is poorly organized, and can be difficult to use. This zoning effort provides the opportunity to update the City’s approach to regulation to reflect current uses, development practices, and trends, as well as create an illustrated and user-friendly code.

Availability of Documents: Copies of the public review draft of the Comprehensive Zoning code will be available on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at: 

  • Community Development Department, City Hall, 300 First Street, Woodland, CA
  • Woodland Public Library, 250 First Street, Woodland, CA
  • Community and Senior Center, 2001 East Street, Woodland CA

Copies of the document will also be available at the Comprehensive Zoning Code website.

How to Get Involved: The City invites all interested residents to attend the scheduled community events and express opinions. Woodlanders may also provide comments regarding the Comprehensive Zoning Code update to the following email:

Please check the Comprehensive Zoning Code webpage for any updates or changes to meeting schedules or information. Additional notice regarding future meetings will be provided. 

At this time, all meetings will be held at the Council Chambers, located at 300 First Street, and will be recorded. Stay tuned to the webpage for further meeting information.

Proposed Public Meeting Schedule

  • September 19, 2023 – Release of Draft and Information Update to City Council
  • September 21, 2023 – Release of Draft and Information Update to Planning Commission
  • September 26, 2023 – Community Information Meeting  
  • October 5 & 19, 2023 – Planning Commission working meetings
  • October 18, 24, & 25, 2023 – Public Workshop meetings by topical area. More information to follow. 

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