Yuba City at a Glance
Yuba City is located approximately 40 miles north of the State Capital, Sacramento. Two of the State's major economic powerhouses (the San Francisco Bay Area, and Silicon Valley) are within a 2 to 3 hour drive from the City. Yuba City’s unique location benefits both businesses and residents and offers a quality, family-oriented lifestyle. The Feather River borders the City to the East and the City's western horizon is dominated by the Sutter Buttes, popularly believed to be the smallest mountain range in the world.
Yuba City has developed through the years as a pleasant, residential community, which is the trading, and service center for the surrounding agricultural area. Currently the population within the city is 63,338.
The area enjoys many natural and physical assets including attractive climate, level terrain, good highway and rail transportation, adequate water, soil and open land for future growth. In addition, the area offers and abundance of recreational, hunting and fishing areas for your enjoyment.
The area climate is typically one of warm, dry summers and moderately cold winters. Summer high temperatures range from the 90's to low 100's, and winter lows in the high 30’s to low 40’s. Most of the annual rainfall occurs from late fall through the spring.
The City of Yuba City is a full-service General Law City located in the northern part of the Sacramento Valley. Yuba City operates under the Council-Manager form of government, with each of the five Council members elected at-large and serving four-year, staggered terms. From among its members, the Council selects the City's Mayor and Vice Mayor every year. The City Council appoints a full-time City Manager whose job it is to carry out the Council's policy directives and coordinate, control and direct City operations, functions and projects.
In making its policy determinations, the Council works with advisory committees made up of citizens appointed by the Council, and receives other citizen input from the public at its regular and special meetings. The Council's business meetings are scheduled for the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Other special or study session meetings are scheduled as needed and are open to the public. The public is always invited and encouraged to attend.
The City has a diversity of businesses and professional services including the largest dried fruit processing plant in the world, Sunsweet Growers Incorporated. Although Yuba City’s roots are agriculturally based, it’s location near the state capitol and Beale Air Force base have made it a regional hub attracting entrepreneurs, manufacturers and green technology companies.
In addition to Yuba Community College, a center of excellence, three universities are within an hour’s drive – UC Davis, Cal State Sacramento and Cal State Chico, each offering research and development, entrepreneur and innovation programs as well as numerous Venture Capital and Angel Capital funding institutions.
The very diverse population of Yuba City is a source of pride for its citizens. The City hosts an annual Cultural Celebration to celebrate ethnic traditions and diversity through food, arts and music from around the region and the world. The Punjabi population in the Yuba-Sutter area has grown to be one of the largest in the United States and one of the largest Sikh populations outside of India. Each year on the first Sunday of November, Sikhs throughout the world attend the Sikh parade in Yuba City.
The Bok Kai Temple across the Feather River in Marysville was established in 1854, five years after the first contingent of Chinese arrived in California to work in the gold mines. The current temple, built in 1880, remains the focus of the Chinese community and is the only one of its kind in the United States. The annual Bok Kai Festival hosts one of the oldest running parades in the country.
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