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. 

Financial Information

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

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:

State Economic Disclosure & Conflict of Interest Rules

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

Public Official Appointments

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

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, visit our Public Records page.

Software

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 view Disclosure of Enterprise System Information (PDF).