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Mayor’s Update

June 2016

Dear Residents,

The City of Watsonville strives to provide excellent customer service. We are committed to providing programs and services that will create a safe, healthy and environmentally friendly community.

Here is a short list of the many exciting things happening in Watsonville:

Installation of “No Parking” Signs – Street Sweeping

City staff members are installing “No Parking” signs on several streets in the City. This project represents part of the City’s efforts to improve street cleanliness and reduce pollution. Parking will NOT be allowed during the day and times specified on the list. A schedule was mailed to the residents being affected. Please visit our website for the full schedule.

What is the Quality of My Tap Water?

The City of Watsonville is proud to provide safe and healthy drinking water to our customers at the lowest rates in the region for over 80 years. Watsonville’s tap water has always met State and Federal drinking water standards and will continue to do so. Our water team is testing your drinking water every step of the way from our groundwater wells and creeks to the pipes leading into your home. Visit our website for more information.

Champions for Change

Please save the date for a healthy food demonstration and parachute party! On Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Freedom Library Homework Center and Yoga for Families Class on Thursday, June 23, 6:00 p.m. at the Main Library Meeting Room.

Friends of Pajaro Dunes Donates to Nature Center for Trails

The Friends of Pajaro Dunes has given the City’s Nature Center a generous donation in support of the continuous work in keeping the trails clean and safe. A HUGE thank you for supporting the trails, which allows us a way to explore what’s essentially out in our own backyard!

Read For the Win

Read for the Win this summer at the Watsonville Public Library! Learn about the library and challenge yourself with various activities all summer long. Visit our website for more information on the different programs:

  • Adult Summer Reading Program: June 4th thru July 30th
  • Children Summer Reading Program: June 4th thru July 29th
  • Teen Summer Reading Program: June 4th thru July 29th

Summer Fun for Everyone – Parks and Community Services

The City’s Public Works & Utilities, Parks & Community Services and the Public Library are offering an array of fun summer activities for the entire family! Visit our website  to learn all about the summer activities we have planned.

Does Your Home Need Repairs or Renovations?

The City of Watsonville’s Community Development Department provides assistance to low-income homeowners who need help in repairing and/or renovating their homes. Eligible improvements include repairs/renovations to correct code violations, repair/replacement of failing building components, upgrades to correct structural deficiencies, improvements to address disabled access needs. Please contact the Community Development Department at 768-3099 (English) or 768-3094 (Spanish) for more information.

Let’s Keep Watsonville Clean & Beautiful!

If you see an abandoned shopping cart or you see graffiti, take a picture and e-mail to: customerservice@cityofwatsonville.org. Give the location and if possible, the business name on the shopping cart.

Community Bike Ride – Ride the Levee

Join Mayor Felipe Hernandez for “Ride the Levee” Community Bike Ride on Saturday, July 9th at 10:00am. We will begin at Parking Lot 18, 420 Bridge St (across from the Buddhist Temple). Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your bottled water, and a helmet!  THIS IS A TOTALLY FREE COMMUNITY EVENT open to all ages and experience levels! For more info contact Mayor Felipe Hernandez at (831) 707-4392 or email: felipe.hernandez@cityofwatsonville.org. Sponsored by: Watsonville Cyclery & Yogurtland. Ride On!

I love to hear from our community, so please feel free to email me directly at: felipe.hernandez@cityofwatsonville.org.


Felipe Hernandez, Mayor