Community Conversations

In April 2020, the City of Colusa started recording informal video episodes featuring Mayor Josh Hill and panels of guest speakers to talk about issues important to the City of Colusa. Below is a collection of those episodes and the various topics discussed with elected officials, city personnel, residents, business owners, and outside experts. Simply click on the episode to learn more about a particular topic. If you have any follow-up comments or feedback to add to the conversation, you can email

August 26, 2020-  This conversation features guest speakers Ed Hulbert and Albert Villacillo talking about what’s going to happen next with the Pirelli Rehabilitation Project.

August 6, 2020-  This conversation reviews the various grant opportunities and our path to getting new funding for the City of Colusa. 

July 23, 2020-  This conversation talks with rural economic development specialist Kristy Levings and City Manager Jesse Cain about the completion of the CEDS process. 

July 9, 2020-  Guest speakers talk about what the future of jobs and workforce looks like for the City of Colusa and what educational pathways are available for future students. 

July 2, 2020-  How much money does it actually take to fix the streets and what are the steps to make it happen? 

July 1, 2020-  What kind of growth in Tourism is possible for Colusa? Who is already engaged in Tourism activities and how do they want to see those activities grow? 

June 30, 2020-  Talking about why it is so difficult to get high speed internet here and what the future holds for students becoming digital natives. 

June 25, 2020-  Art is an important part of Colusa’s Quality of LIfe and the Colusa County Arts Council works hard to provide programming to boost public art in Colusa. 

June 17, 2020-  Join Parks & Rec Aide Jenny Lay, County LIbrarian Stacey Zwald, Colusa Swim Team leader Melissa Ortiz, and gym owner Mikey Badaluco as they discuss what’s available for kids this summer. 

June 2, 2020 It’s more important than ever to shop locally and the Farmers Market and Chamber tell us why we should commit to our local businesses. 

May 20,2020- With Guest Speakers Councilman Nobles and City Manager Jesse Cain, learn more about when Bridge Street will be done and what’s happening at the Pirelli building

May 14, 2020-  Join Superintendent Mike West and staff as they discuss what’s going to happen this summer and the 2020/2021 school year

May 3, 2020- Join council members, guest speakers, staff, and local business owners for a discussion about what they would like to see in a future Marina or Community Center.