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

State Controller’s Report

Measure E

Measure V

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 - Public Official Appointments - The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) requires each agency to post Form 806 (FPPC Regulation 18705.5) which is used to report additional compensation that officials receive when appointing themselves to positions on committees, boards, or commissions of another public agency.

Form 806 - Agency Report of Public Official Appointments - July 15, 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