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.