Holiday Closure of City of Watsonville Services

City of Watsonville facilities will be closed starting December 24, 2012 and will reopen January 7, 2013 due to the holiday season and budget reductions.


In the last four years, most employees have forgone ten percent of pay in exchange for working fewer hours per week and having additional closure days during the holiday season. This was necessary to balance the budget as the city continues to experience declining revenues in this down economy.  Essential services such as Police, Fire, Building Inspections, Airport, Water turn-on and Garbage collection will not be affected by this closure.

In 2011 city employees agreed to pay concessions for Fiscal Years 2011-2013 which helped avoid major layoffs and assisted the city in dealing with a $1.9 million General Fund deficit.  Reducing services during this holiday period was an important part in providing sufficient savings to offset the deficit.

The General Fund is where most services are funded (Police, Fire, Parks & Community Services, Code Enforcement, Building and Community Development, Public Works, Finance and Administration).

Please call 471-1151 for water turn-on or water related emergency service requests. Dial 911 for health and safety emergencies. For building inspection requests and code enforcement complaints, please call and leave a message on the Community Development Department inspection request line 768-3060.

For more information regarding the holiday closure please visit us at

Major City services closed include:

  • All payment locations
  • Recycle & Yard waste drop-off
  • Library
  • Parks and Community Services
  • Facility rentals
  • Building permit or plan check services
  • Street and road projects
  • Street light maintenance or repairs
  • Front counter services for Police
  • Front counter services for Fire
  • City Administration


More details regarding the Holiday closure period.

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