1. photo of a construction cone with information on project

    Roache Road Sanitary Sewer Replacement

    Potholing on Roache Road will begin on August 22, 2019 and trenching will follow on September 1st. Learn more about the project on Roache Rd.
  2. Photo of slough and a bird flying over the slough

    Watsonville Receives Grant for Slough Restoration Work

    The Watsonville project will restore one acre of native habitat and enhance wetlands along Struve Slough. Read on...
  3. Tapas on Top

    Tapas on Top - Friday, September 27th

    Tapas on Top will feature dishes from five local businesses offering world-wide culinary delights. Local wines and craft brews will be available during the event. Live music will set the tone for an evening of fun and enjoyment. Read on...
  4. worker working on the road with information on traffic alert

    Street and Sidewalk Improvements on Green Valley Road

    Granite Construction will be performing street and sidewalk improvements on S. Green Valley Road between Carey Avenue and Struve Slough.
  5. Community Special Event Sponsorship Program

    Release of a New Special Events Grant Application Process

    In an effort to provide support for non-profit organizations providing community special events, the City is pleased to announce that a new Community Special Event Sponsorship Program has been established. Read on...
  6. Mexico en el Corazon___

    City of Watsonville & PVUSD Open Mello Center to the Community Presenting México en el Corazón

    We’re excited to welcome México en el Corazón® on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 12:30 pm. This free, family-friendly event celebrates the beauty, region and culture of México. Read on...
  7. Body cam JPG

    WPD Officers now equipped with body-worn cameras

    This is a project that has been in the works for about two years Read on...
  8. Survey info for Active Transportation Plan

    Caltrans Seeking Input on Active Transportation Plan Survey

    The project is identifying existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities on the State Highway System and nearby locations where improvements are needed. Give your input to Caltrans' Plan.
  9. Watsonville Academy_FB

    Watsonville Academy: An inside look at how your local government works!

    We're excited to announce the launch of Watsonville Academy. This free program is available to Watsonville residents 21 years and older. Sign-up and get an inside look of local government. Read on...
  10. watsonville police recieves additional state funding to reduce underAGE DRINKING

    WPD receives additional state funding to tackle underage drinking

    This is the second consecutive year the WPD receives a state grant from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). Read on...
  11. Photo of Roundabout at 129

    Roundabout Planned for Hwy 129 @ Lakeview Rd.

    Read about the plan to construct a Roundabout at Highway 129 at Lakeview Road. Read all about it...
  12. FourthofJulyFireworks

    Be Safe and Sane with Fireworks!

    The City of Watsonville has a zero tolerance on the miss-use of fireworks within the city limits of Watsonville Read on...
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  14. Watsonville PD

    City of Watsonville Roll Out Safety Campain

    The City of Watsonville and the Watsonville Police Department have joined forces to launch a campaign designed to improve safety for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists in certain areas of the city. Read on...
  15. MusicInThePlaza

    Music in the Plaza

    June 20 - Sept. 19 Thursdays 6-8pm Read on...
  16. WatsonvilleTapWater

    Ditch the bottle and refill with Watsonville tap water!

    Why spend your hard earned money on single use plastic water bottles when you can safely drink Watsonville's tap water for just pennies per gallon? Read on...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. its more than a random act of kindness
  23. safety campagin

    City of Watsonville & Watsonville Police rollout safety campaign

    It's designed to improve safety for drivers, pedestrians & cyclists Read on...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. eastbay realtors inc.

    WPD’s youth diversion program gaining statewide attention

    It’s a program aimed at giving teens a second chance Read on...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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.
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
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    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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. CLIMATE ACTION TREE PLANTING
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. first time home buyer forum 9.19.18

    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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. 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...
  55. KUWW

    Keeping Up With Watsonville

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


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  56. 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
  57. PIntoLake

    Pinto Lake City Park

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


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  58. 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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  59. 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...
  60. Home_With_Solar_Panels

    HERO: Home Energy Renovation Opportunity Program

    The HERO program is now available to Watsonville homeowners.

    Read More...
  61. 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
  62. 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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