Woodland's City Council meets regularly every first and third Tuesday of the month. Meetings are held in the City Council Chambers, 2nd floor of City Hall, 300 First Street in downtown Woodland. Citizens are welcome to attend in person, view proceedings on government access cable channel 20 or click here to see live/archived videos of our council meetings.
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Council Member Angel Barajas was born in Woodland, California. He attended Gibson Elementary School, Douglass Middle School, and graduated from Woodland High School. Angel also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government, from Sacramento State University. He is currently a 2017 Masters in Public Administration candidate at the University of Southern California (USC).
Upon graduating from college, Angel returned to his community as an Assistant Deputy to a Member of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. In 2007, he was appointed Commissioner to the Parks & Recreation Commission and in 2009, he served as Chairman. Furthermore, he was elected to serve on the Woodland Joint Unified School District as a Trustee from 2010-2014. Angel was previously appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve on the Yolo County Agriculture Board of Directors, playing a central role in the annual Yolo County Fair held in Woodland.
After being encouraged by a variety of community leaders and residents, Angel ran and was elected onto the Woodland City Council on June 3, 2014. As Council Member, Angel is currently serving on the Youth Gang Reduction Intervention Program (YGRIP), Library 2x2, and Sustainability Committees. He is a strong proponent in supporting Woodland’s downtown revitalizing efforts, living in a efficient and sustainable community, public safety, balanced economic growth/development, youth and senior services, and providing a voice to the voiceless.
‘My goal is for Woodland residents to not only feel, but to see that city leaders are providing equitable services to all sectors of our community. Woodland has the potential to lead the region into economic and social prosperity. We will continue to work with community residents, nonprofits, governmental agencies, and other service providers to make this happen.”-Angel Barajas
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Enrique was born and raised in Woodland. At Pioneer High School, he quarterbacked the Patriots to a league championship and Div. III section championship game. Enrique attended the University of California, Berkeley earning a B.A. in Legal Studies. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Davis, School of Law concentrating in Environmental Law and Public Interest Law.
Enrique has served as the Vice Chairperson of Woodland’s Parks & Recreation Commission where he successfully advocated for improving access to City programs for low-income youth, for expanded communication between the City and the community, and for the passage of Measure J. Additionally, Enrique has served on Woodland’s General Plan Update Steering Committee where he has advocated for smart and sustainable growth and infrastructure improvements that strengthen the local economy.
Enrique has served Woodland by coaching high school football, organizing food drives, and coordinating initiatives that add to the quality of life of Woodlanders. He has served as Co-Chair of the city-wide Commit2Fit initiative, as a member of the Woodland Bike Campaign, as a volunteer at the Yolo Food Bank’s Kids Farmers Market, as a member of the League of Women Voters, and as a board member on the Woodland Recreation Foundation. Also, for the past eight years, Enrique has awarded a scholarship to a graduate of Pioneer High School who demonstrates a commitment to moral courage and community service.
Enrique’s professional experience includes working for the Department of Homeland Security, Armstrong & Associates Insurance Services, and The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest medical malpractice insurance company. Currently, Enrique is employed by an environmental law firm where he resolves legal issues surrounding local, state, and federal laws.
Service is core to Enrique and his family. His father, Armando, served in local law enforcement for over 30 years. His mother, Victoria, continues to serve Woodland as a public school teacher. His brother, Bobby, serves in the United States Army, and his brother, Alex, works in local corrections. Enrique’s sister, Cristina, serves local foster youth by volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and she married, Matthew Smith, a Woodland business owner.
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Council Member Xóchitl Rodriguez was born in Saint Helena and was raised in Woodland. She attended Freeman Elementary, Lee Junior High, and Woodland High. Xóchitl's parents and siblings live in Woodland and have been residents of the community since 1983. She currently lives in the fifth district with her husband Antonio Murillo, both are a military couple serving in the US Army Reserves.
Xóchitl holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Spanish, from the University of California, Davis (2008) and a Master of Arts degree in Spanish, from the California State University, Sacramento (2013). Concurrently, she has been serving in the US Army Reserves since 2003, and is a Sergeant in her unit based out of Sacramento. She is an Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Veteran.
Xóchitl worked for the Legislature from 2008 to 2016, and has served in many capacities that have contributed to the smooth function of the legislative process. Most recently, she served as a member consultant for the CA State Assembly. Her distinguished service was accomplished as a field representative under the 53rd assembly district, where she covered issues such as education, environmental quality, homelessness, housing, public safety, and veterans affairs. Much of her work involved community outreach and constituent casework services, serving as a liaison between constituents and state agencies. A strong believer in health safety, she participated in the Exide Community Advisory Group: a group which was tasked with assisting in the mediation and safe closure and clean-up of Exide (battery recycling plant), which was contaminating communities in the southeast areas of Los Angeles.
Xóchitl is a current Member of the American Legion Post 77, the California Latino Capitol Association, the UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association, and the Woodland Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1985.
Xóchitl’s priorities include, fiscal responsibility, public safety, housing, civic engagement, and the balanced growth and protection of downtown.
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Tom Stallard is a native Californian. He holds degrees in economics and law from UC Davis. In addition to operating two businesses, Legislative Intent Service which researches the background of statutory and regulatory law, and Rose Colored Glass Company which rehabilitates historic commercial property, Tom has a rich history of public service. He is a former 8 year Yolo County Supervisor and currently in his fifth year on the Woodland City Council where is he the current mayor.
Tom's legal work has involved him in many important law cases including the probate decisions of the Howard Hughes Estate, the protection of celebrity likenesses in a case involving Bela Lugosi, and as part of the defense team in the first Rodney Allen King police brutality trial. Tom has also served on more than 20 non-profit boards and was the founding Secretary of the California State Library Foundation and the founding President of the California State Archives Foundation which launched The California Museum, located in Sacramento. His other board service has included KVIE Public Television, Valley Vision, Great Valley Center, American Leadership Forum, Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and many more. Tom also helped found and was the first president of the Cache Creek Conservancy which has done creek restoration work while accommodating reasonable gravel mining. The Conservancy developed and operates a 135 acre creekside nature preserve that acts as an outdoor laboratory to teach children and others about the importance of understanding and protecting the natural world. For this work, Tom and Yolo County received the Governor's Economic & Environmental Award.
Tom's passion for environmental sustainability infuses his service on the Sacramento Area Council of Governments where he was a leader in the development of a 50 year land use strategy called "Blueprint" which encouraged smart growth development in the six county Sacramento Region. Today, average vehicle miles traveled per resident is actually in decline due to policies put in place in that plan just eleven years ago. This work resulted in the receipt of a second Governor's Economic & Environmental Award, among over a dozen such recognitions including a citation from the Secretary of the Environmental Protection Agency. Tom chairs the Woodland Sustainability Committee and has helped stimulate a number of innovations that have made Woodland a quiet leader in best practices and conservation.
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