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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...
The Watsonville Academy is a free, ten-week program designed to help Watsonville residents learn about their city government.
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Watsonville Academy Class will be held virtually starting Thursday, October 1, 2020. The City is working hard planning and developing an engaging and educational experience for our 2020 Watsonville Academy participants. The Watso...
Beginning September 8th, personal care services such as waxing, nails and massage, restaurants, places of worship, movie theaters, gyms and fitness centers, along with museums, zoos and aquariums will be able to open indoors with modifications.
Governor Newsom announced yesterday that Santa Cruz County has now moved to the Red Tier, lessening some economic restrictions. Beginning September 8, 2020, personal care services such as waxing, nails and massage, restaurants, places of worship...
Complete our survey on the George Washington bust!
The City is seeking greater community input through a survey on the George Washington bust. The survey will be open through September 30. A series of Town Hall Meetings will be scheduled in October to share survey results and collect ideas from residents ...
This planning effort will build on the historic origins of the area while establishing a clear vision for the future of downtown Watsonville.
In July 2019, the City of Watsonville initiated a Specific Plan for downtown Watsonville. This planning effort will build on the historic origins of the area while establishing a clear vision for the future of downtown Watsonvill...
Governor Newsom on Friday released a new framework for COVID-19 economic restrictions. The framework includes four colors, with Purple Tier 1 representing the highest level of restrictions.
Counties move through Red Tier 2, Orange Tier 3 and Yellow Tier 4 based on case and positivity rates, and metrics assessing data collection, testing access and contact tracing.
Santa Cruz County is currently placed in the Purple Tier, but expects to move t...
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 ...
The City is allowing for restaurants and retail businesses to use outdoor areas for outdoor dining and display areas with approval of a Temporary COVID-19 Encroachment Agreement.
Watsonville City Manager, Matt Huffaker, signed Emergency Order 2020-01 on Friday, June 5, 2020, allowing for restaurants and retail businesses to use outdoor areas for outdoor dining and display areas with approval of a Temporary COVID-19 Encroachment Ag...
The City of Watsonville has launched a Business Reopening Toolkit filled with best practices and industry-specific guidance, to help guide you through the reopening process safely and successfully.
Link to Business Toolkit
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Our goal is to help businesses take responsible steps toward resuming work, serving customers and rebuilding our economy. We are here to support y...
City allowing for restaurants and retail businesses to use outdoor areas for outdoor dining and display areas with approval of a Temporary COVID-19 Encroachment Agreement.
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 ...
This program is designed to assist Watsonville low and moderate income renters affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis with a grant of up to $1,500.
This program is a partnership between the City of Watsonville and Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County Inc.
For more information please visit cabinc.org
On March 27th, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Econom...
The City of Watsonville has received additional CDBG funding to help communities deal with the impacts of COVID 19 and related shutdowns.
With the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act the City of Watsonville has received additional CDBG funding to help communities deal with the impacts of COVID 19 and related shutdowns.
For questions regarding this fundi...
Santa Cruz County Shelter In Place Order - Community Update March 16, 2020By the City of Watsonville
Español: 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
Every day, we throw away tons of garbage into the recycling bins. When this happens, the facility that processes Watsonville’s recycling has to bury it in their landfill, and charges us additional fees.
When this garbage, such as food scraps, diapers, plastic bags, wrappers, and old clothes is mixed with good recyclables it is impossible to recycle. When this happens, the facility that processes Watsonville’s recycling has to bury it in their l...
Our Public Works engineering staff are working to make sure that our roads are smooth, safe and in good conditions
How do they know where to start? We recently completed a survey of every city street to measure the extent of cracks and potholes. This information was used to calculate the most efficient use of our limited maintenance budget. When this inspection was fi...
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...