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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Get Ready to Catch The Rain

Get ready to catch the rain

We encourage Watsonville residents to prepare for the rainy season by purchasing a rain barrel. Take advantage of the rebate offered by Pajaro Valley Water and save money while saving water.

Collecting rainwater from roofs, gutters and other surfaces to save for later use is easy! While the harvested rainwater is not drinking water quality, it can be used to water your garden and landscape throughout the drier seasons of the year. Pajaro Vall...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

CDD Closed December 3rd and 4th

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The Community Development Department will be closed December 3rd and December 4th due to necessary software updates.

The Community Development Department will be closed December 3rd and December 4th due to necessary software updates.


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Posted on: November 30, 2020

State of the City

State of the City Event - December 3rd

We encourage you to follow along and send us any questions you might have about initiatives or projects underway.

State of the City 

 

The first part of our virtual State of the City presentation aired on Saturday, November 28 and shared highlights of the work accomplished over the past year.

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Changes to Garbage Services - Holiday Schedule

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Our garbage collection services will be different this year. Please continue reading to see our 2020 Holiday Service Schedule.

We will not be providing garbage or recycling collection services on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s day. If your service day falls on one of these three holidays, services will be postponed by one day. Please see the calendar be...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Santa Claus Tour

Santa Tour

Be on the lookout for Santa and his helpers as they pass through your neighborhood beginning Wednesday Dec 9.

Este año, Santa conducirá por los vecindarios de Watsonville para difundir un poco de alegría navideña. Esté atento a él y a sus ayudantes mientras pasan por su vecindario a partir del miércoles 9 de diciembre.

This year, Santa will be driving through Wats...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Fun On the Run: Craft Kits for Adults

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Fun on the Run for Adults: Holiday Paper Decorations Craft Kit!

Fun on the Run for Adults: Holiday Paper Decorations!

Interested in making holiday season decorations out of paper? Pick up one of our Fun on the Run craft kits for adults during library hours: Monday - Friday from 2-6 pm. Kits will include: assorted pre c...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Purple Widespread Tier

Santa Cruz County Moves to COVID-19 Purple tier

Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, Santa Cruz County has moved back into the purple tier.

Santa Cruz County has moved into the Purple Widespread Tier (effective 11/17/20)

Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases locally and throughout the state, Santa Cruz County will be moving back into the widespread purple tier effective immediately. Santa...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

#WPLBookstagram Book Recommendations

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Do you have a book recommendation that you would like to share in a visually creative way?

Do you have a book recommendation that you would like to share in a visually creative way? Share your book recommendation among a variety of items that exemplify your reading choice, and make sure to use the #WPLBookstagram hashtag to make your submission...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest - Vote For Your Favorite

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Vote for your favorite artwork from the amazing submissions for our Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest

We are excited to share all of the amazing artwork and creative pieces that have been shared with us for our Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month art contest. Check out the gallery of submissions and then vote for your favorite ~ 

Estamos emociona...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

Tell us how you see Watsonville in 10 years. Take the Climate Survey!

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We need your vote to determine which strategies will have the most community support to protect and prepare us from the impacts of global warming.

We need your vote to determine which strategies will have the most community support to protect and prepare us from the impacts of global warming.  

You have the opportunity to weigh in on the climate strategies you most want the City to pursue to...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Main Library Reopens November 9th

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We are pleased to announce that the Main Library of the Watsonville Public Library will be opening for limited in-person services starting Monday, November 9th.

We are pleased to announce that the Main Library of the Watsonville Public Library will be opening for limited in-person services starting Monday, November 9th. Library open hours will be Monday through Friday from 2-6pm. In addition, we will be offering ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Watsonville Academy - Deadline Extended

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The Watsonville Academy is a ten-week interactive program geared at giving participants an inside look at how local government operates.

Sessions will be held every other Thursday starting in January 2021. All applicants must be 21 years of age and must reside, or own a business in the city limits of the City of Watsonville. In order to gain a good understanding of how your local governmen...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Community Visioning Survey

Share your ideas for the vision of Downtown!

Share your ideas for the vision of Downtown! Your input and feedback will help the City create a shared vision for the Downtown Specific Plan.

The Community Visioning Survey is an opportunity to share your thoughts about the future of Downtown Watsonville. Your input and feedback will help the City create a shared vision for the Downtown Specific Plan.

For more information about the project, visi...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Rental Assistance Program / Programa de Asistencia al Inquilino

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Do you need rental assistance?
¿Necesita ayuda con su renta?

Bilingual Application / Aplicación Bilingüe: APPLY HERE:

English:

The City of Watsonville administers the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). This program is designed to assist Watsonville low and moderate income renters...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Downtown Watsonville Specific Plan

Virtual Community Workshop

Help shape Downtown Watsonville! Join us for a virtual Community Workshop on September 30th at 5:30 pm.

Virtual Community Workshop

September 30, 2020

5:30 - 7:30 PM

In addition, live audio is available for listening only by dialing 1-669-900-9128

access code 946-1328-8758.

Questions and comments can be submitted via text message for those who participate by phon...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

EMERGENCY MASK ORDER

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COVID-19 infection rates are going up in California and the United States.

The City of Watsonville has been educating our community on the importance of wearing a face covering when in public. Face coverings protect you and others and help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Starting today, you can be ticketed for not wearing ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2020

Watsonville is Open for Business - Guidelines to Help you Open Safely

Watsonville is Open for Business

Our goal is to help workers and businesses take responsible steps toward resuming work, serving customers and rebuilding our economy. Click here for state specific industry guidelines to help you reopen safely.

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve rapidly, the city is committed to keeping business owners informed, providing resources, and advocating for effective strategies to assist in the recovery. We stand with you, and we’re ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Santa Cruz County Shelter In Place Order

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Santa Cruz County Shelter In Place Order - Community Update March 16, 2020By the City of Watsonville 

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Orden de Refugiarse en el Hogar del Condado de Santa Cruz - Mensaje para la comunidad del 16 de marzo de 2020 por la Ciudad de Watsonville

VIDEO - Community Update on Shelter in Place Order 

VIDEO - Mensaje para la Comunidad Sobre la Orden de Refugiarse en el Hogar

Community Update - 03/16/2020

 Mensaje para la Comunidad - 03/16/2020

Shelter In Place Order

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