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email : info@capayvalleyvision.org telephone : (530) 723-4054 address : PO Box 799, Esparto, CA 95627
Greetings from the Capay Valley
We welcome you to experience California the way it used to be: family friendly, hard working and serene. The Capay Valley is a tranquil region of Northern California nestled between the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area and the metropolitan region of the Sacramento Valley. We invite you to come and immerse yourself in this unique section of Yolo County.

Home to several small communities, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, farms and ranches, and an abundance of wildlife, the beauty of the Capay Valley is found in its rolling hills, natural creeks and affable residents. Whether you call it home or just come to visit, the Capay Valley will remind you of the importance of preserving rural America.

In 2000 a group of residents-including farmers, townspeople, and the Tribal Council of Rumsey Indian Rancheria-came together to discuss issues facing the Capay Valley Region and to develop strategies to manage growth and preserve a sense of place. CVV incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2001 to establish a community-wide vision for the future of the Capay Valley Region and to facilitate an ongoing collaborative process for planning. 
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Capay Valley Action Plan Document

Public participation identified and prioritized regional needs in the areas of: recreation, infrastructure, economic development, social services, ag tourism, education, housing, water, traffic, safety services, community advocacy, communications, and other topics. This community planning event was supported by the Yolo County Rural Initiative Fund, the Heitman Foundation, and Capay Valley Vision.

Background on the prior version of the Action Plan (also known as Consensus Document):

This document was created in response to a Yolo County request to develop a coherent road map for the future of the Capay Valley. Prepared by the multiple organizations listed at the end of the document, it was submitted to Yolo County but has not received further action by them. It has been used by the participating organizations including Capay Valley Vision as a backbone for testimony, grant requests and planned action. 

Click here to view the document

Click here for a current list of Consensus priority accomplishments
Madison Food Closet
 2nd & 4th Tuesdays

Madison Service District
28963 Main Street

News & Events

Taste of Capay

2022 Sponsors

Cobram Estate
Nugget Markets

Farm Credit West
Chamberlain Farms
First Northern Bank
Durst Organics

Cache Creek Casino Resort

Link to 
Hotel Expansion

Yolo County 
Mass Notification System

Yolo OES would like to highly encourage you to sign up for the County’s Mass Notification System. This is the system that we use throughout Yolo, Sacramento and Placer counties to send notifications to residents during times of disaster. You can join by going to www.yolo-alert.org and signing up for a free account.  Feel free to e-mail any questions you have to oes@yolocounty.org and we’ll be happy to help you. Thx.

Dana M. Carey
Yolo Office of Emergency Services
625 Court Street, Room 202
Woodland, CA 95695
Office: (530) 406-4933

As cultivation of cannabis increases in the Capay Valley region, Capay Valley Vision is working with local residents and business owners to help the County better understand the impacts to the community and what we can do to improve the situation.  For recent developments on this subject see the links below:

Cannabis Ordinances
Interim Ordinance and Amendments is current state.

CLUO (Cannabis Land Use Ordinance) EIR is available for public comment:
Public Outreach Meeting Schedule
EIR Guide for Citizen Participation

Early Implementation Development Agreements 
Separate EIR's will be developed for each of the 9 applications.  


Initial Summit Workshop:  June 26th, 2019.  This successful gathering of numerous local organizations and active community members was sponsored by Capay Valley Vision, the Chamber, and New Season CDC.  The focus was on the concept of a "Community Hub" that would improve communication and collaboration among organizations and the community.   Facilitator's Report

Second Summit Meeting:  August 27, 2019.  Facilitator's Report

Third Summit Meeting:  October 29, 2019.

Focus team Meetings:  Summit Meeting sub group has met twice in late 2019 and the Technology Tools sub group met once in early 2020.

Further meetings on hold pending COVID-19.