1. Signal light with information on signal light testing around town

    Traffic Signals Being Tested

    Please be aware that various signals around town will be tested on 6/17 & 6/28. This will require they be put on flashing red for approximately 30-45 minutes at each location. Locations of signal testing
  2. ENG PAL Summer Camps GFX

    Watsonville PAL offering FREE summer programs for kids

    we know many parents want to keep their kids busy during the next few months Read on...
  3. Abandoned Shopping Carts

    Take Action by Reporting Abandoned Shopping Carts

    Together we can keep Watsonville litter-free and achieve more with the help of your watchful eyes! Read on...
  4. SPN Vendors GFX

    Oficiales aumentan esfuerzos educativos y de divulgación para vendedores ambulantes

    El propósito de esta nota es informar/educar a todo tipo de vendedor ambulante Read on...
  5. Street Vendors

    WPD increasing educational & outreach efforts for street vendors

    Residents are expressing their growing concerns over street vendors operating illegally within the city. Read on...
  6. building safety month

    Building Safety Month

    The Community Development Department, Building Inspection Division has been actively promoting Building Safety Month all through the month of May. Read on...
  7. 100 Dangerous Days of Summer

    WPD to ramp up patrol for 100 dangerous days of summer

    Watsonville residents will soon see more officers patrolling the streets Read on...
  8. click it

    Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign starts May 20

    Extra officers on patrol will be looking for drivers & passengers who are not buckled up Read on...
  9. its more than a random act of kindness
  10. safety campagin

    City of Watsonville & Watsonville Police rollout safety campaign

    It's designed to improve safety for drivers, pedestrians & cyclists Read on...
  11. students at Pajaro Valley High School holding up their reusable water bottle

    Pajaro Valley High Students Pledge to be Plastic Free

    Four hundred (400) students are pledging to go plastic free!
  12. closure of runways

    Watsonville Municipal Airport Closure of Primary & Crosswind Runways

    The closure will take place from May 9th-May 15th. The closure is being conducted to make various repairs. Read on...
  13. Summer in the city internship program - Facebook Post

    Summer in the City Internship Program

    This unique program gives incoming juniors and seniors enrolled in a PVUSD high school an inside look of the inner-workings of local government, while preparing them to enter into the work force. Read on...
  14. Summer_ Fall Guide Now Available

    Summer/Fall Fun Guide Edition is NOW AVAILABLE!

    Check your mailbox! Our Summer/Fall Fun Guide is now available! Join us this summer for swim lessons, sports camps, special events, and much more! Read on...
  15. WEB Golf Tourney 2019
  16. Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.
  17. eastbay realtors inc.

    WPD’s youth diversion program gaining statewide attention

    It’s a program aimed at giving teens a second chance Read on...
  18. authentic leather

    WPD equipping officers with body-worn cameras this summer

    The City Council approved the project on March 26, 2019 Read on...
  19. CDBG Action Plan

    Community Development Block Grant - 2019 Action Plan

    Join us to review the Action Plan which proposes activities such as: low-interest housing rehab loans, recreation opportunities, job training, & more. Read on...
  20. wine walk_Website

    Wine, Beer and Art Walk

    Join us for the 2nd annual Wine, Beer and Art walk on Saturday, May 11th from 1:00-5:00 pm. Early bird tickets are now available! Read on...
  21. EDITH

    EDITH stands for Exit Drills In The Home

    EDITH can help you and your family prepare for an emergency. Do you and your family know how to escape from your home during a fire? Read on...
  22. Cesar Chavez Awards

    17th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Community Awards

    The 17th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Community Awards will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Nominations are currently being accepted until February 28th. Read on...
  23. MLK-JR Day

    City Offices Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    City offices will be closed Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  24. New Year Closure

    City Offices Closed in Observance of New Years

    Happy New Year! Please note City offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday in observance of New Years! Read on...
  25. holiday movie night

    Holiday in the Plaza continues this Saturday!

    Join us for hot cocoa and cookies, popcorn and pictures with Santa! We will also be showing a holiday favorite, The Santa Clause! Read on...
  26. holidays in the plaza

    Holidays in the Plaza

    Join us in celebrating the Holidays in the Plaza. To end our year of 150th birthday events, we will be celebrating all month long with a number of fun activities for all ages. Read on...
  27. Thanksgiving Closure (1)

    Thanksgiving Closure

    Please note that City offices will be closed Thursday, Nov 22nd and Friday, Nov 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Read on...
  28. Shop Til You Drop at the Science Workshop! (1)

    Shop Til You Drop at Watsonville's Science Workshop!

    The City of Watsonville's Environmental Science Workshop at 120 2nd Street is a stop along the Annual Holiday Factory Sale on Saturday, December 1st, from 9 AM - 4 PM. Support the workshop's free science programs by purchasing a student-crafted gift! Read on...
  29. factory__sale

    Watsonville Holiday Factory Sale

    Don't miss the Watsonville Annual Holiday Factory Sale on Saturday, December 1st. Shop high quality, locally crafted and produced gifts with special prices only available on this day! Read on...
  30. wats at helm

    Watsonville at the Helm: O'Neill Sea Odyssey Provides a Rite of Passage

    City officials pause to appreciate a beneficial partnership with O'Neill Sea Odyssey that has spanned nearly two decades. Read on...
  31. Add heading (1)

    WPD launches online tools aimed to help residents & improve safety

    Two new online tools will provide residents with the latest information of what’s happening in the city & direct access to a crime reporting system. Read on...
  32. CLIMATE ACTION TREE PLANTING
  33. Housing_Programs_FB

    Watsonville's Affordable Housing Programs

    Join us to talk about the process of buying a house on Tuesday, October 16th from 6 pm-7:30 pm at E.A. Hall Middle School. Read on...
  34. RTC Unified Corridor

    Public Workshop for the Unified Corridor Investment Study

    Join the discussion on Tuesday, October 16th at 6pm about transportation options for our community's mobility needs now and into the future. Read on...
  35. Giants Game_Web

    Come & Celebrate Watsonville's 150th Anniversary at the Giants Game

    You're invited to join us on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 to celebrate the City's 150th anniversary at the San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres baseball game. Read on...
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    First Time Home Buyers Forum

    Join us on Wednesday, September 19th from 6-8 pm for a First Time Home Buyers Forum. Learn more about the process of buying a home and local programs that can assist you. Read on...
  37. PinkPatch Project (2)

    Support WPD & WFD's Pink Patch Project

    Watsonville police officers and firefighters are teaming up to help fight the battle against breast cancer and you can help! Read on...
  38. homeless day center

    Grand Opening of Homeless Day Center in Watsonville

    Please join us for the grand opening of the Watsonville Day Center on Monday, August 27th at 12 p.m. located at 104 Grant Street in Watsonville. Read on...
  39. first time home buyer forum

    First Time Home Buyers Forum

    Join us on Wednesday, August 22nd from 6-8 p.m. for a First Time Home Buyers Forum. Learn more about the process of buying a home and local programs that can assist you. Read on...
  40. coastalcleanup

    Watsonville's Coastal Cleanup 2018 - Harnessing the Power of People for Environmental Protection

    Annual Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday, September 15th from 9AM - Noon. Read on...
  41. water quality

    Wanted - Water Quality Watchdogs

    August is National Water Quality Month and the City of Watsonville is requesting help reporting crimes committed against our watershed. Vigilant residents can make a difference when it comes to preventing the pollution of local creeks. Read on...
  42. National Night Out

    National Night Out Event Join “America’s Night Out Against Crime”

    On August 7th the Watsonville Police Department’s Neighborhood Services Division will be celebrating National Night Out and neighborhood unity against crime. Read on...
  43. pinto lake (1)

    Progress for Pinto - The City Reports on Successful Lake Restoration

    The City of Watsonville is proud to celebrate a banner accomplishment in the trajectory toward improved environmental quality for Watsonville; the completion of the Pinto Lake Restoration Project, a multi-year collaborative funded by the Clean Water Act. Read on...
  44. beat the heat

    Main Library Cooling Center - Beat the Heat!

    Our Main Street Library location is also a cooling center, which is very important for hot weather spells like this one. Read on...
  45. public library

    Watsonville Public Library Receives California Humanities Grant

    Watsonville Public Library was selected as one of twelve libraries to receive $5,000 each to participate in the Library Innovation Lab grant program. Read on...
  46. strawberryfestival

    Watsonville Strawberry Festival

    Join us for a weekend of family fun, food crafts and entertainment on August 4th and 5th at 10am-7pm in Downtown Watsonville ! Read on...
  47. music in the plaza

    Music in the Plaza

    Join us for our second year of Music in the Plaza summer concerts Read on...
  48. Parks and recs month

    July is Parks & Rec Month

    This July, the City of Watsonville is celebrating Parks and Rec Month with a variety of fun activities planned for residents of all ages and abilities. Read on...
  49. Watsonville Police Give Back 2

    Watsonville Police Gives Back to the Community

    Rudy always dreamt of having his very own BMX bike (they’re pricey). But he never imagined that Watsonville police officers would be the ones buying it for him! Read on...
  50. happy fourth of july

    Happy Fourth of July - City Offices Closed today!

    City offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Fourth of July. We will open for business as usual on Thursday, July 5th. Read on...
  51. Pick up the pieces

    Celebrate Independence from Pollution - Cleanup on July 5th

    Join the City of Watsonville and Save Our Shores for a Star Spangled Cleanup on July 5th at Palm Beach State Park from 9AM - 11AM. Read on...
  52. monterey bay community power (2)

    Your electricity service is about to get a lot greener!

    Monterey Bay Community Power is your official electricity provider, bringing you carbon-free electricity at rates lower than PG&E. You will see no change or interruption in your service. Learn more about the change and your options below: Read on...
  53. plastic free july shrink waste size

    Plastic Free July: A Tale of Two Cities

    Watsonville and Santa Cruz launch Plastic Free July Challenge, encourage residents to reduce waste size. Read on...
  54. fourth of July

    4th ofJuly Illegal Fireworks Enforcement - Celebrate Responsibly!

    The Watsonville Police Department will be doubling enforcement efforts to address illegal fireworks this year. Violators will now face criminal citations with fines up to $1,000 or one month in prison. Read on...
  55. coral

    Public Works Profiles - A Splash of Coral

    Coral Plascencia, Solid Waste Aid 1 in our Public Works Department, is a sunshine daydream come true. She works hard every day to protect our community and environment, and when our team needs a dose of positive morale, we turn to Coral. Read on...
  56. virtual kidnapping

    Virtual Kidnapping

    Recently, there have been three reported “Virtual Kidnappings” by victims in Watsonville. Virtual Kidnapping is an extortion scheme and has been around for decades. There are steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim. Read on...
  57. Pink Patch  Watsonville PD

    The Watsonville Police Pink Patch Project was a Huge Success!

    The Watsonville Police Department raised $5,427 to help bring awareness about breast cancer and support those organizations that help those afflicted. Read on...
  58. 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...
  59. city Logo

    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...
  60. KUWW

    Keeping Up With Watsonville

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


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  61. 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.
    Read More
  62. PIntoLake

    Pinto Lake City Park

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


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  63. 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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  64. 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.

    Read More...
  65. Home_With_Solar_Panels

    HERO: Home Energy Renovation Opportunity Program

    The HERO program is now available to Watsonville homeowners.

    Read More...
  66. Water

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

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

    Read More
  67. 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...
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