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Posted on: October 31, 2022

Advisory Committee requests Compliance

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In accordance with the Federal Preemption on Airspace regulation (49 U.S.C. 40101), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has exclusive authority in regulating airspace over the United States and prescribes air traffic regulations on the flight of air...

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2022 - Airport
Posted on: August 4, 2022

EV Chargers @ WVI

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Watsonville Municipal Airport committed to a five year plan of action in 2018 to reduce the facility's carbon foot print.  

In 2018 the Airport installed LED lighting in Corporate Hangars, followed by similar lighting installations in T-Hangars an...

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2022 - Airport
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Historical Aircraft Display

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Watsonville Municipal Airport hosts a Historical Aircraft Display every second Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to show and admire these historical aircraft. 

Pilots displaying their aircraft can top off ...

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2022 - Airport
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Kids Fly Free

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The Young Eagles Program has been developed by the EAA Aviation Foundation to welcome young people into the world of aviation. Aviation is exciting and vital to our nation's future. They will experience a safe and enjoy...

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Covid-19 Emergency and Recovery & Growth Loans Available

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The Santa Cruz County Economic Development Fund has COVID-19 emergency Loans of up to $50,000 with low interest rates and interest only payment for the first 6 months, and Recovery & Growth Loans of up to $500,000, for eligible businesses located in S...

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2022 - Economic Development
Posted on: October 20, 2022

Behind Every Employer - Business Resource Network

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Behind Every Employer Santa Cruz County is a NO-COST service connecting businesses/employers to assistance with recruiting talent, identifying needed workforce training, consulting about challenges facing a business, finding information about the local ma...

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Additional Info... 2022 - Economic Development
Posted on: October 20, 2022

Empresari Business Program

Empresari Business Program

El Pájaro CDC provides professional business consulting and coaching services to future and existing business owners in the Monterey Bay Area. These services include loan packing assistance, marketing assistance, microlending, general business consulting....

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Music Appreciation Club

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Do you love music and want to connect with other music aficionados? Join the Music Appreciation Club on Monday, December 12th from 11am-12pm at the Main Library. The theme for this meeting will be “Covers” – this could be you...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Homemade Holiday Family Craft Night

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Feel the warmth of the holidays at our cozy winter program ~ Channel your creativity into making a wreath, decorating a switch plate, and snap a photo at our selfie station.

Our Homemade Holiday program will take place on Friday, December 9 from 5-7pm at o...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Watsonville Library is now Fine Free

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If you haven't visited the Watsonville Libraries because of overdue fines, welcome back! Beginning in October 2022, patrons will no longer be charged overdue fines for materials that are returned late. Libraries are about access and we recognize ...

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2022 - Library
Posted on: August 29, 2022

Animation Creation Club Has a New Time

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Know someone that is curious about animation? Learn how to make and share creative short videos using paper, lego bricks, clay and toys! Our Animation Creation Club will be meeting every second Tuesday of the month starting from 4-5pm at our Main Library,...

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Additional Info... 2022 - Library
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Library Closed for Thanksgiving

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Watsonville Public Libraries in observance of Thanksgiving will close at 6:00pm on Wednesday, November 23 and will be closed Thursday, November 24th through Saturday, November 26th. All library materials can be returned in the book drops located outside o...

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2022 - Library

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Thanksgiving Travel Tips 2022

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The holiday travel rush is about to kick into gear! 

More than 54 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, according to AAA. Most travelers will drive to their destinations, much like last year. ...

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2022 - Police
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Holiday closures for Thanksgiving 2022

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As a reminder, our lobby will be closed this Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

If you need to file a police report, you can visit watsonvillepd.com or download the Watsonville Police Department mobile app.

For off...

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2022 - Police
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Ofc. Mendoza completes months-long leadership development program

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A big round of applause for Watsonville Police Officer Tony Mendoza for completing the Inner Perspectives Leadership Development Program this week! 

The four-month development program touches on some of the most difficult challenges in the workpla...

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2022 - Police
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Protect yourself from porch pirates this holiday season

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As deliveries soar during the holiday season, packages left on doorsteps are easy targets for criminals.

Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself from pesky porch pirates:

  • Schedule the delivery for when you’ll be home
  • Have packages deli...
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2022 - Police
Posted on: November 15, 2022

2022 WPD Pink Patch Project campaign raises more than $18,000

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We are so excited to announce that our Watsonville Police Pink Patch Project campaign raised more than $18,000 this year! 

Every penny will go to the Katz Cancer Resource Center to support Watsonville families impacted by breast cancer. Our campai...

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2022 - Police
Posted on: November 10, 2022

WPD hosts first annual Day of the Dead celebration

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Our first annual Day of the Dead celebration at the Youth Center on Maple Ave. earlier this month was a huge success! 

We want to thank all the community members and local organizations that made this event possible. 

Next year’s celebrati...

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2022 - Police
Posted on: November 7, 2022

WPD lobby holiday closures for November

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The Watsonville Police lobby will be closed on November 11, 24, and 25.

If you need to file a police report, you can visit watsonvillepd.com or download the Watsonville Police Department mobile app.

For officer assistance or to report a no...

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2022 - Police
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Watsonville Police to streamline all community alerts through its mobile app

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We’ve begun to phase out our use of the Nixle platform for alert notifications. Starting in November, our department will strictly streamline all community alert notifications through the Watsonville Police Department mobile app. 

Our department r...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Watsonville Police Officers arrest fake jewelry scammers

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Watsonville Police Officers have arrested a group of out-of-town scammers as they were attempting to swindle another community member.  

We first told you about this group of fake jewelry scammers earlier this week after multiple victims came forw...

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2022 - Police
Posted on: August 17, 2022

WPD family continues to grow

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Today, our Chief of Police Jorge Zamora swore in two new officers. Both are Watsonville natives, and alumni of Pajaro Valley and Watsonville High schools.

Officers Gutierrez and Ramirez’s next step is to complete the field-training program beginn...

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2022 - Police
Posted on: July 19, 2022

U.S. rolls out new mental health hotline

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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, can be more easily reached by calling or texting 988, or chatting on 988lifeline.org.

988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in th...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Watsonville Police Cadets enter second week of program

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Watsonville Police Cadets are in their second week of the program and our advisors are keeping them very busy! 

They recently had training on the fundamentals of traffic stops with advisors walking them through different scenarios. 

Our ca...

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2022 - Police

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Join California's Climate Food Fight

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A significant component of the Short Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction state regulation SB 1383 is a 20% increase in whole food donations. Large food generating businesses such as markets over 10,000 feet are now required to donate extra edible food from ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Remember to place green bins out for collection every week

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It’s been several months since residents throughout the City received green bins as part of our Solid Waste Division’s Residential Organics Collection Service. 

Since rolling out this program, community members have been doing their part to reduce...

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2022 - Public Works
Posted on: October 4, 2022

Watsonville residents to begin to receive newly-designed utility bill

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Watsonville residents will soon receive a newly- designed utility bill with a cleaner, more concise look that answers the most commonly asked questions.

Here are a few things you need to know: 

• Your customer number will change s...

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2022 - Public Works

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Watsonville residents to begin to receive newly-designed utility bill

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Watsonville residents will soon receive a newly- designed utility bill with a cleaner, more concise look that answers the most commonly asked questions.

Here are a few things you need to know: 

• Your customer number will change s...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Watsonville Fire Department shares kitchen safety tips for Thanksgiving

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It’s that time of year when fire departments across the country see an increase in home-cooking fires, especially on Thanksgiving. 

So keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important!

Here are some saf...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Holiday closures for Thanksgiving 2022

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We have some upcoming holiday closures this week. 

City facilities will be closed:

Thursday, November 24

Friday, November 25

We’ll be back to regular business hours on Monday, November 28.

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Our Business Spotlight segment is back!

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Our Business Spotlight segment is back! 

We kick off our first episode with Studio Judy G, a local business that brings artists from all over the world to Watsonville and teaches art to people with special needs. 

If you have businesses lo...

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2022 Home
Posted on: November 7, 2022

City holiday closures for November 2022

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We have some upcoming holiday closures this month. 

City facilities will be closed: 

Friday, November 11

Thursday, November 24

Friday, November 25

We’ll be back to regular business hours on Monday, November 28. 

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2022 Home
Posted on: October 20, 2022

Behind Every Employer - Business Resource Network

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Behind Every Employer Santa Cruz County is a NO-COST service connecting businesses/employers to assistance with recruiting talent, identifying needed workforce training, consulting about challenges facing a business, finding information about the local ma...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Empresari Business Program

Empresari Business Program

El Pájaro CDC provides professional business consulting and coaching services to future and existing business owners in the Monterey Bay Area. These services include loan packing assistance, marketing assistance, microlending, general business ...

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Additional Info... 2022 Home
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Covid-19 Emergency and Recovery & Growth Loans Available

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The Santa Cruz County Economic Development Fund has COVID-19 emergency Loans of up to $50,000 with low interest rates and interest only payment for the first 6 months, and Recovery & Growth Loans of up to $500,000, for eligible businesses located in S...

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2022 Home
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Join California's Climate Food Fight

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A significant component of the Short Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction state regulation SB 1383 is a 20% increase in whole food donations. Large food generating businesses such as markets over 10,000 feet are now required to donate extra edible food from ...

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2022 Home
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Green Business Program

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The City of Watsonville Green Business Program has been working hard to build a network of diverse green businesses. 34 amazing Watsonville businesses have joined since 2020. We have an upcoming three-month challenge starting in January!...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

City of Watsonville establishes Sister City partnership with Velas in Portugal

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The City of Watsonville has added a new Sister City to its running list of partnerships worldwide. 

We recently welcomed a delegation from Portugal and signed an official agreement establishing a Sister City partnership between us, the City of Wat...

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2022 Home
Posted on: October 10, 2022

Winter-Spring Fun Guide now available!

Winter 2022 Fun Guide

Stay busy this upcoming season with tons of activities for you, your family, and your friends!

Our Parks and Community Services Department’s Winter-Spring Fun Guide gives us the scoop on their new FREE Passport to Fun all-access pass, youth baske...

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2022 Home
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Watsonville COVID Memorial Stories

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Now that the COVID-19 Commemorative Monarch Butterfly Sculpture has been officially unveiled, community members can begin to submit a story and photos of loved ones they lost to COVID-19. 

The stories will be shared on a community blog to honor an...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Omicron booster now available

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The omicron booster is now available!

The Pfizer or Moderna bivalent boosters are recommended two months after the primary series or the last booster dose. These bivalent boosters provide superior, up-to-date protection against the original strain of COVID...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

COVID vaccines available for children six months and older

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COVID-19 vaccines are available for children six months and older.

 Make an appointment with your child’s doctor. They will ensure your child is up to date on all their shots! If your child’s doctor does not offer the vaccine, ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Remember to place green bins out for collection every week

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It’s been several months since residents throughout the City received green bins as part of our Solid Waste Division’s Residential Organics Collection Service. 

Since rolling out this program, community members have been doing ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Santa Tour 2022

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We've received word that Santa and his elves are planning to again spread holiday cheer throughout Watsonville DECEMBER 14-16 | 4-7 PM on the Santa Tour! Check here for more information about Santa's daily tour stops and for access to the Santa Tracker to...

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Posted on: October 11, 2022

Winter-Spring Fun Guide NOW Available!

Winter 2022 Fun Guide

Check out our new FREE Passport to Fun all-access pass, youth basketball winter league, tennis and pickleball instruction, beginner winter swim lessons, special events, and so much more! 

Register directly by clicking on activities in our new digi...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Watsonville awarded top honors for financial reporting

BUDGET AWARD 2021

We are proud to announce that our final budget report for the 2021-2023 fiscal years has received the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. 

Following a thorough examination by a panel of independent reviewers, the Government Fina...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Landscape Water Conservation Rebate

Water Conservation Rebate Program

Replace your high-water use garden and landscape with drought-tolerant plants including edible perennials and efficient irrigation systems, and earn a rebate of up to $1,000!

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Plastic Free Watsonville Lotería

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Plastic Free July is coming to a close but you can make Watsonville plastic free every day. Organize a cleanup with friends or family and play a game of Plastic Free Lotería!

Play Plastic Free Lotería with your friends and family and show us what you find! Tag us on Instagram: @cityofwatsonvillegov #WatsonvillePublicWorks and use the hashtag #PlasticFreeWatsonville! 

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Outreach program for farmworkers, "Agua con la Chota" returns

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For the first time in more than two years, Watsonville Police officers met face-to-face with some of the hardest working people in our community. 

 

It’s part of our  “Agua con la Chota” or “Water with a Cop,” outreach program, wh...

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Posted on: November 7, 2022

WPD lobby holiday closures for November

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The Watsonville Police lobby will be closed on November 11, 24, and 25.

If you need to file a police report, you can visit watsonvillepd.com or download the Watsonville Police Department mobile app.

For officer assistance or to report a no...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Promotional & Badge Pinning Ceremony 2022

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Nineteen members of our police department were recognized during a Promotional & Badge Pinning Ceremony Wednesday afternoon. 

During the ceremony, eight WPD officers received their permanent badge numbers and 11 department members were honored...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Outreach program for farmworkers, “Agua con la Chota” returns

AGUA

For the first time in more than two years, Watsonville Police officers met face-to-face with some of the hardest working people in our community. 

 

It’s part of our  “Agua con la Chota” or “Water with a Cop,” outreach program, wh...

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Posted on: November 7, 2022

WPD lobby holiday closures for November

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The Watsonville Police lobby will be closed on November 11, 24, and 25.

If you need to file a police report, you can visit watsonvillepd.com or download the Watsonville Police Department mobile app.

For officer assistance or to report a no...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Our Town is Taking Bold Steps & Committing to Climate Action

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On October 26, the City Council unanimously approved the 2030 Climate Action & Adaptation Plan....

Our Town is Taking Bold Steps and Committing to Climate Action

On October 26, the City Council unanimously approved the 2030 Climate Action & Adaptation Plan. Thank you to all who came out to show their support!  With this, we have co...

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