1. Virtual Community Workshop

    Downtown Watsonville Specific Plan

    Help shape Downtown Watsonville! Join us for a virtual Community Workshop on September 30th at 5:30 pm. Read on...
  2. Watsonville Academy

    Virtual Watsonville Academy Class

    The Watsonville Academy is a free, ten-week program designed to help Watsonville residents learn about their city government. Read on...
  3. Santa Cruz County Moves to Red Tier

    Santa Cruz County Moves to Red Tier

    Beginning September 8th, personal care services such as waxing, nails and massage, restaurants, places of worship, movie theaters, gyms and fitness centers, along with museums, zoos and aquariums will be able to open indoors with modifications. Read on...
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    Survey on George Washington Bust

    Complete our survey on the George Washington bust! Read on...
  5. Downtown Watsonville Specific Plan

    Downtown Watsonville Specific Plan

    This planning effort will build on the historic origins of the area while establishing a clear vision for the future of downtown Watsonville. Read on...
  6. California Blueprint for a Safer Economy

    California Blueprint for a Safer Economy

    Governor Newsom on Friday released a new framework for COVID-19 economic restrictions. The framework includes four colors, with Purple Tier 1 representing the highest level of restrictions. Read on...
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    EMERGENCY MASK ORDER

    COVID-19 infection rates are going up in California and the United States. Read on...
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    Restaurants and Retail Businesses to use Outdoor Areas for Dining & Display Areas

    The City is 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  13. 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...
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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...
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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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
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