1. Watsonville Open for Business

    Business Reopening Toolkit

    The City of Watsonville has launched a Business Reopening Toolkit filled with best practices and industry-specific guidance, to help guide you through the reopening process safely and successfully. Read on...
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    CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE NOMINATION PERIOD

    A General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Watsonville, California, on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, for the following offices: COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR DISTRICT 1, 2, AND 6 Nomination period begins 7/13/20 and closes 8/7/20 at 5 p.m. Read on...
  3. Water quality report

    Water Quality Report

    Our 2019 Water Quality Report is now available. Click here to see it. Read on...
  4. Fourth of July Safety

    Fourth of July Safety Tips

    At this time, the stay at home order is still in effect and social gatherings are not allowed and highly discouraged. We know everyone is eager to go out, but we need to remind you on the importance to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Read on...
  5. Zone7

    Seeking 2 Zone 7 Non-Voting Members!

    The City of Watsonville is seeking 2 non-voting members that will serve in an advisory capacity on the Zone 7 Flood Control and Water Conservation District of Santa Cruz County. Read on...
  6. Bike month

    July Bike Month!

    Bike Month starts July 1st! Ecology Action is putting $2,500 back into our local bike shops by giving away $100 gift cards to five lucky winners every Friday in July! Read on...
  7. Downtown Watsonville

    Restaurants and Retail Businesses to use Outdoor Areas for Outdoor Dining and Display Areas

    City allowing for restaurants and retail businesses to use outdoor areas for outdoor dining and display areas with approval of a Temporary COVID-19 Encroachment Agreement. Read on...
  8. Watsonville is Open for Business

    Watsonville is Open for Business - Guidelines to Help you Open Safely

    Our goal is to help workers and businesses take responsible steps toward resuming work, serving customers and rebuilding our economy. Click here for state specific industry guidelines to help you reopen safely. Read on...
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    Emergency Housing Assistance Program Guidelines

    This program is designed to assist Watsonville low and moderate income renters affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis with a grant of up to $1,500. Read on...
  10. CDBG COVID19

    Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) COVID-19

    The City of Watsonville has received additional CDBG funding to help communities deal with the impacts of COVID 19 and related shutdowns. Read on...
  11. Temporary Moratorium on Evictions_News Flash

    Temporary Moratorium on Evictions Frequently Asked Questions

    The ordinance is aimed at protecting tenants who are at risk of eviction due to financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  12. List of essential services Resources

    COVID-19 Resources

    To help assist the community in answering questions about the COVID-19 outbreak, the County of Santa Cruz has established a call center to help direct questions to the proper channels. Read on...
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    Community COVID-19 Resources

    To help assist the community in answering questions about the COVID-19 outbreak, the County of Santa Cruz has established a call center to help direct questions to the proper channels. Read on...
  14. Police Chief Message

    Message from Police Chief David Honda

    We are asking residents and business owners to follow this order so that we can keep officers from having to issue citations and to avoid any potential criminal charges or civil/administrative sanctions by the County. Read on...
  15. Shelter in Place Frequently Asked Questions (1)

    Shelter in Place: What Does it Mean?

    The Santa Cruz County Health Officer has issued a shelter-in-place order through April 7. We are posting these frequently asked questions to help residents, businesses and partners interpret these orders. Read on...
  16. Essential services

    City List of Essential Services During Shelter in Place

    Given the shelter in place directive, the City will maintain essential services open (Police, Fire, water, sewer and garbage collection). Most city facilities are closed to the public, however the public may still contact certain city services remotely. Read on...
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    Santa Cruz County Shelter In Place Order

    Santa Cruz County Shelter In Place Order - Community Update March 16, 2020By the City of Watsonville  Español:  Orden de Refugiarse en el Hogar del Condado de Santa Cruz - Mensaje para la comunidad del 16 de marzo de 2020 por la Ciudad de Watsonville Read on...
  18. census QAKs

    Questions Regarding the Census? We can help!

    Visit one of the 18 designated locations here in Watsonville available to assist you with questions and concerns regarding the 2020 Census. Read on...
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    Flipping the Lid to Help Residents with Recycling

    Every day, we throw away tons of garbage into the recycling bins. When this happens, the facility that processes Watsonville’s recycling has to bury it in their landfill, and charges us additional fees. Read on...
  20. maintaining our roads for smooth driving

    Maintaining Our Roads for Smooth Driving

    Our Public Works engineering staff are working to make sure that our roads are smooth, safe and in good conditions Read on...
  21. 2020 census resources available to watsonville residents (1)

    2020 CENSUS RESOURCES AVAILABLE

    One of the most powerful things you can do for your community is to participate in the Census.Starting on March 12, 2020, you can respond to the 2020 Census online. Read on...
  22. WATSONVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT (1)

    Officers track down & return tricycle stolen from disabled elderly man

    Officers tracked down a tricycle that was recently stolen from a disabled senior citizen Read on...
  23. Agua 2019

    Officers visit fields to provide farmworkers information and guidance

    It's part of “Agua con la Chota” or “Water with a Cop” program Read on...
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    Watsonville Police Officers grow beards to help children with cancer

    The department suspended its “facial hair” policy for its annual fundraiser Read on...
  26. SPN VK CASE

    Familia de la Costa Central cae víctima de secuestradores virtuales

    Una familia de la Costa Central vivió una verdadera pesadilla vacacionando en México Read on...
  27. ENG VK CASE

    Central Coast family falls victim to virtual kidnappers

    A vacation in Mexico turned into a living nightmare for a Central Coast family Read on...
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