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In case of a wet winter, here are some tips and resources to help you and your family prepare and stay safe.
The Census is so much more than just a head count. It helps determine how much money communities receive for the critical resources that children and families will depend on for the next 10 years.
It is important to count all children, but those under the age of five (5) are often missed, particularly when they don’t live in the same home as both parents. When newborn babies and young children are not included in the census, support for p...
In an effort to increase the creation of public art displays within the City, we are proud to announce the release of the grant guidelines and application to fund four (4) Public Art Projects.
The purpose of the grant program is to provide artists an opportunity for personal and community reflection, promote the City’s attributes and enhance its image for the enjoyment and benefit of the community.
The City of Watsonville is ...
Movable Murals, a collaborative project of Pajaro Valley Arts and the City, provides a venue for artists and community groups to showcase large-scale paintings to be enjoyed by all.
Movable Murals, a collaborative project of Pajaro Valley Arts and the City of Watsonville, provides a venue for artists and community groups to showcase large-scale paintings in a public setting, visible to and enjoyed by all who pass through Watsonville....
Progress continues on the Roache road Sewer Replacement Project. Read the complete update for this project.
Progress continues on the Roache Road Sewer Replacement project. The Contractor anticipates that trenching will be completed within the next few weeks, followed shortly thereafter by trench paving restoration to complete the project.
As a reminder, working...
Officers tracked down a tricycle that was recently stolen from a disabled senior citizen
It wasn’t easy but after days of investigating, our officers managed to track down a tricycle that was recently stolen from a disabled senior citizen.
Unfortunately, the trike was found in the slough in three pieces. So, several Watsonville Police officers...
The City is seeking proposals to purchase or lease the historic Porter Building, located in the heart of downtown's commercial core area. Please note due to the holidays & interest, the RFP deadline has been extended.
Have you ever wondered how prepared are you for a natural disaster?
The City of Watsonville has recently embarked on developing a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan to identify potential natural disasters in our community.
Remember to attend one of our upcoming community planning meetings.
Your input is impo...
Review the most updated Vision Zero Action Plan and give us your feedback. Feedback/comments will be accepted until December 20, 2019.
Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy and equitable mobility for all. City Council approved the implementation of Vision Zero in the City of Watsonville at its January 16, 2018 me...
It's part of “Agua con la Chota” or “Water with a Cop” program
Watsonville Police Officers are meeting face-to-face with some of the hardest working people in the community as part of an outreach program aimed at helping farmworkers.
The department’s “Agua con la Chota” or “Water with a Cop” program provides Ag worker...
Full road closure on Green Valley Road between Struve Slough & Carey Ave. 10/26/19 to 10/31/19
Not sure how to properly dispose of something? Visit and use our new web application to find out if a material can be reused, recycled, composted or disposed.
The City of Watsonville Public Works and Utilities Department is proud to announce the release of their new recycling web-application, the Watsonville Waste Wizard. This new digital tool will assist residents who currently receive garbage collec...
They raised $3,500 for local kids with cancer.
Wow, our officers truly amaze us every day!
They raised $3,500 for local kids with cancer. The Watsonville Police Officers’ Association presented a check to Jacob’s Heart during their annual Kidrageous Carnival at the city plaza this past weekend...
The department suspended its “facial hair” policy for its annual fundraiser
For the fourth year in a row, dozens of Watsonville Police Officers are growing out their beards to support local children with cancer.
The department suspended its “facial hair” policy for its annual fundraiser to raise awareness about pediatric...
Una familia de la Costa Central vivió una verdadera pesadilla vacacionando en México
Una familia de la Costa Central vivió una verdadera pesadilla vacacionando en México y ahora esa familia está compartiendo su historia para evitar que otros caigan víctimas de una extorción que va en aumento.
Se trata de un secuestro virtual y el FBI conti...
A vacation in Mexico turned into a living nightmare for a Central Coast family
A vacation in Mexico turned into a living nightmare for a Central Coast family and now that family is sharing their story to keep others from becoming victims of an extortion that’s on the rise.
It’s called a virtual kidnapping and the FBI continues to war...
This is a project that has been in the works for about two years
The Watsonville Police Department has officially rolled out its body-worn camera program with about 95% of uniformed personnel trained.
All officers on patrol are equipped with Axon body-worn cameras.
“If an officer comes to see you for a call for service o...
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.
The first focus area is the Main St. corridor, which is one of the busiest roadways in Watsonville. Crews have lined the street with banners that provide roadway safety tips and reminders for community members. The area has officially been designated a sa...
June 20 - Sept. 19Thursdays 6-8pm
Jun 20- Banda Zirys & Fiera Nortena
Jul 11- Tribute to Selena w/ Impacto 5
Jul 25- Beat Street Band
Aug 8- Motown, R&B, Oldies 70's
Aug 22- Zebop! Tribute to Santana
Sept 5- Latin Tropical & Salsa
Sept 19 - Santa Cruz Symphony