1. WPD_Web

    Watsonville Police Department Now Hiring!

    The Watsonville Police Department is hiring, trainees, academy graduates and Police Officer Laterals. Join our team to make an impact on our community! Click here to apply now!
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  2. children and cars

    Children and Cars: A Deadly Warm Weather Combination

    It’s so easy to just leave a sleeping child in the car because you will “only be a minute”. But even with the windows “cracked,” the inside of your car will heat up quickly and a child’s body heats up three to five times faster than an adult.
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  3. dog and cat

    Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter’s Door-to-Door Program

    The program offers pet food, animal parasite control, new leashes, collars, and even pet toys. Stop by the Farmers Market or contact Jen Walker, Program Manager at the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter at 831-454-7235. Read on...
  4. Hazardous Waste Drop Off Locations_small

    Take Your Household Hazardous Waste to a Free Drop-Off Location

    It’s cleanup time! Do you have products that contain toxic ingredients such as pesticides, auto products, used batteries or light bulbs sitting inside your garage or taking up space in your cabinets? Read on...
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    Watsonville Beard Brigade

    For the third year in a row, Chief of Police David Honda has given the green light to Watsonville police officers to forgo facial hair grooming so they can participate in a fun-raising event for the children of Jacob's Heart Cancer Support Service. Read on...
  6. protect your pet in the heat

    Protect Your Pet in Hot Weather

    It’s important to remember that dogs are vulnerable to injuries and illnesses related to hot weather including heat stroke, sunburn, and foot pad burns. Read on...
  7. Music In The Plaza Flyer ENG_web

    Music in the Plaza

    Join us for Music in Plaza Thursday, June 22nd from 6-8 p.m. in downtown Watsonville. These free summer concerts will take place the 2nd & 4th Thursday! Read on...
  8. Juan Bribiesca - downtown officer

    Meet our new Downtown Police Officer

    Officer Bribiesca will provide community oriented, pro-active police enforcement efforts in the downtown area. Read on...
  9. Code Enforcement Priorities

    Proactive Code Enforcement of Commercial & Residential Properties

    The City is moving forward with improvements to our Code Enforcement structure and operation. Read on...
  10. Crime Stats 2016

    Watsonville Crime Rates Drop

    In 2016, the City of Watsonville experienced a decrease in crime rates compared to 2015. We did not have a single homicide and robberies were reduced by 55.8%. Read on...
  11. You Dollars at Work

    Your Dollars at Work

    The City of Watsonville strives to maintain a high level of service at the lowest cost to our residents.

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  12. code enforcement

    Watsonville Code Enforcement Division has increased enforcement activities

    Please note that the City of Watsonville Code Enforcement Division has increased enforcement activities throughout the City. Read More...
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    City of Watsonville Announces New Website & Refreshed Logo

    We're excited to announce that big changes are coming as we work on revamping our communication efforts and rebranding our City image... Read More...
  14. KUWW

    Keeping Up With Watsonville

    Stay up to date with upcoming events happening in Watsonville...


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  15. Paint

    Recycle Your Used Motor Oil and Paint

    It’s more convenient than ever to recycle responsibly in Watsonville!
    In-store take-back programs are free for residents.
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  16. PIntoLake

    Pinto Lake City Park

    The City of Watsonville is saddened to learn of the passing of Patricia McQuade ...


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  17. Measure D

    Council Approves Transportation Projects to Be Funded by Measure D

    The City Council approved an expenditure plan that included seven transportation projects to be funded by Measure D...
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  18. TAx

    Senior’s/Care Utility User’s Tax Exemption

    Senior’s and Care customers living in the City of Watsonville are eligible for tax breaks on some of their utility bills.

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    HERO: Home Energy Renovation Opportunity Program

    The HERO program is now available to Watsonville homeowners.

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  20. Water

    Water Line Replacement Project
    Crescent Dr., Melrose Ave., & Allston Way

    The water line replacement project has started in various streets of Watsonville!

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  21. Cruz511

    Cruz511 In Your Neighborhood Coming to Watsonville

    Cruz511 In Your Neighborhood is a program designed to connect with people who are interested in leaving their car at home... Read on...
  22. Festival

    Winning Entry in the 2017 Watsonville Strawberry Festival Poster Contest

    Watsonville's Parks & Community Services Dpt. is pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Watsonville Strawberry Festival... Read on...
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