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1. How do you report Abandoned Shopping Carts?

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1. How much is a permit?
2. Is it possible to reinstate a cancelled building permit application?
3. What time is building construction allowed? Can work be done on weekends?
4. Who do I contact to file a compliant about illegal construction activity?
5. What are the hours for the public service counter?
6. What percentage of construction and demolition materials must be recycled?

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1. Can I get copies of building plans of existing buildings from the City?
2. Test Question

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1. How may I file a complaint?
2. Are complainants required to identify themselves?
3. How do I know if I have a violation on my property?
4. What happens if I have a violation?
5. What are common violations that occur within the City?
6. What can I do if I get a notice and do not understand what the violation is?

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1. How do I get an encroachment permit?
2. Does the city have standard engineering details?
3. Where can I read the City’s storm drain post construction standards?
4. Where can I review the city’s development impact fees?
5. How can I see what projects the City has out to bid?

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1. How do you select the streets to be paved?
2. What is the rating on the condition of streets in Watsonville?
3. How can I see what projects the City has out to bid?
4. Are these public improvement standards up to date?
5. Who is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk, park strip area, and curb gutters?
6. Can we have stop signs placed at intersections in our neighborhood to reduce speeding?
7. Cars speed through my neighborhood, how can we get/request a speed bump?
8. Why do we pay sewer fees?
9. Does city staff replace the water mains?
10. Why do the water mains have to be replaced?
11. What is the Chrome 6 Project?
12. Who is liable for injuries caused by defective sidewalks?
13. How is the need for correction of landscape-related problems determined?
14. When is concrete repair needed?
15. When is curb and gutter repair required?
16. What are the options available for completing the work?
17. How does one go about finding a contractor?
18. Are there inspections and standards for concrete repair work?
19. Is the property owner responsible for repairs if the concrete damage is caused by a tree?
20. What measures should be taken to minimize concrete displacement by tree roots?

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1. I am building a new building, do I need to install fire sprinklers? If so, what kind?
2. I am remodeling an existing building, do I need to install fire sprinklers? If so, what kind?
3. Who can install my fire sprinklers?
4. Where can I find a list of fire sprinkler contractors?
5. How many copies of drawings and calculations are required for permit submittal?
6. I am building a new building, do I need to install a fire alarm system?
7. I am remodeling an existing building, do I need to install a fire alarm system?
8. Who can install my fire alarm system?
9. Can I install my own fire alarm system?
10. Where can I find a list of fire alarm contractors?
11. I am submitting for a fire alarm permit, what documentation is required?
12. How many copies of drawings and calculations are required for permit submittal?
13. When are smoke detectors required to be installed?
14. Can I use battery powered smoke detectors?
15. When are carbon monoxide alarms required?
16. Where do I install carbon monoxide detectors?
17. How large do my address numbers need to be?
18. Where do I put my numbers?
19. Do I need a fire hydrant?
20. Where can I obtain fire flow information?
21. When is a turnaround required?
22. What is a fire lane, and when is one required?
23. What is a KNOX Box? Why do I need one? Where do I buy it?
24. What is a Class K fire extinguisher? When do I need one?
25. What kind of fire extinguishers do I need for my business?
26. How many fire extinguishers do I need?

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1. How do I get a fire report?
2. How do I get a report on the medical help I received by the firefighters?
3. I am a teacher at a local school. How do I schedule a field trip?
4. Do you do car seat inspections?
5. I need my fire extinguisher inspected. Do you do that?
6. I heard you give out toys for Christmas for needy families. How can I get my kids on the list so they can receive gifts too?
7. I would like to help collect toys for Toys 4 Tots. How can I be a collection site?
8. What are the rules for fireworks?

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1. How do you report graffiti?
2. Who removes graffiti?

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1. What is hazardous Waste?

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1. Are all sections of the application required?
2. Can I apply for a position that is not open?
3. Do I have to submit a hard copy application for a job posting?
4. Do I need to submit a resume?
5. How do I apply for a job with the City?
6. How often do you update your job openings on the Employment page?
7. If I am not selected, will you keep my application on file for future openings?
8. I just submitted my application. Will I get an acknowledgement or status update from the City about my application?
9. I made an error in my application. Can I go back and fix it?
10. There is more than one position that I am interested in. Can I submit one application for more than one position?
11. What application materials do I need to submit?
12. When is the last day to submit an application?

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1. There is an encampment in my community; is there anything I can do about it?

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1. I have other questions or comments, who do I contact?
2. What is a landfill?
3. What is the composition of a landfill?

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1. How do I schedule a class visit to or a tour of the library?
2. I’d like the students to get cards. What do I need to do?
3. Can the children check out books with their new cards?
4. Some of my students turned in their applications late. Can they still get cards?
5. I’d like to get a card too, but I don’t live in Watsonville.
6. My students don’t know much English yet. How can we work that out?
7. What are the library hours?
8. Is there anything else I can do to make our visit go smoothly?

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1. Does it cost to use the ILL service?
2. How do I make a request?
3. How do I return the item?
4. How do I know that my request is in process?
5. How long does it take for the item to arrive?
6. How many ILL requests can I make?
7. How will I know the item has arrived? Where do I pick it up?
8. I need more information. Who can I talk with?
9. I still need the item. Can I renew it?
10. What can I request?
11. What do I need to make an ILL request?
12. What if I lose or damage an ILL item?
13. What is the philosophy of Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?
14. What is WorldCat?
15. Why is the check-out period (so short) (so long) (not three weeks)?
16. Why is there a yellow paper band wrapped around the item?

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1. Can I volunteer?
2. Do I need a library card?
3. How do I sign up to have someone bring me library materials?
4. Who can I ask for help?
5. Who delivers the library material and how do they know what to bring me?

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1. Can I submit an application for a medical cannabis manufacturing facility?
2. Is there a limit on the number of facilities allowed in the City?
3. Is there a map showing potentially eligible sites?
4. What is the application process for a medical cannabis facility?
5. Can I apply for medical cannabis cultivation at this time?
6. When will the City allow testing, distribution, transport and dispensing?
7. Does the City allow recreational cannabis facilities?

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1. Where can I get information about the National Flood Insurance Program?
2. Is my property in the special flood hazard area?
3. Where can I get an Elevation Certificate?
4. What are the requirements for building in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)?

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1. Do I have to make a reservation for your guided nature walk on Sundays?
2. How do I get to the Center?
3. Is there a fee to enter the center or participate in your programs or activities?
4. Where can I get a map of the City’s Wetland Trails?
5. How long is the guided nature walk on Sundays?
6. Where does the guided nature walk begin?
7. What activities are available to community groups who make a group visit reservation?

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1. Where can I get a trail map?
2. Who is allowed to use the trails?
3. Are there any trails that are ADA accessible?
4. Are dogs allowed on the trails?
5. Can I go on a guided trail tour?
6. Where are the trail entrances?

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1. Where does the water come from that fills the sloughs of the wetlands?
2. Can I take a guided walk of the wetlands?

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1. Why Organics?
2. Why is this necessary?
3. What can you do?
4. Do you have classes for composting at home?

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1. Can I make an appointment with a Planner?
2. Where can I find information about the city's current General Plan?
3. Where can I find a map of the Zoning Districts for the city?
4. Where can I find Zoning information such as permitted uses?

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1. I reported a crime, how do I find out the status of the investigation?
2. I was in a traffic accident, how do I get a copy of the report for insurance purposes?
3. I have made a stolen property report, how do I add a few more items to that report?
4. I need to register as a drug or sex offender, who do I contact?
5. I am planning on moving to Watsonville and I would like to know the crime rate in that area or neighborhood. Who can give me this information?
6. Who do I contact for questions about stored property/evidence?
7. My vehicle was impounded by the Watsonville Police, how do I obtain the release?

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1. There is a crime in process, for example a fight, who do I call?
2. What number should I call if there is a suspicious person in my area?
3. My car was burglarized, where can I make a report?
4. My home was burglarized, how do I make a report?
5. What do you do if you lose any of the following; cellular phone, purse, wallet, identification card, and you would like to request a police report?
6. Why do police officers take a long time to respond?
7. What can I do about loud neighbors?

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1. How do I get a concealed weapons permit?
2. How do I get a taxi driver permit?
3. How do I get a business license?
4. How do I get an Alcoholic Beverage Control license?
5. I am planning on having an event/parade which will involve City’s facilities/streets, how do I arrange for that?
6. I am having an event where I am required to have private security. Who do I contact?
7. Why do I need an Entertainment permit and how do I apply for one?
8. Why do I need a Sound permit and how do I apply for one?

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1. I received a parking ticket and I have lost it, how do I find out how much I owe and when the payment is due?
2. I have a complaint on a parking ticket I have received, who do I contact?
3. I received a traffic citation, but have lost it. How can I get a copy of the citation?

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1. How much does the Green Business Program cost?
2. How long am I certified for under the Green Business Program?
3. Do you have assistance for low income families or senior citizens to pay the utility bill?
4. I’m having problems paying my utilities bill, can I set up a payment plan?
5. Do you accept credit card payments over the telephone?
6. Why is my current water bill so much higher than my last?
7. What do I need to do to change the name on my utility account?
8. How often does the City bill for utilities?
9. How can I save money on my bill?
10. Why do we pay sewer fees?
11. Why is my current water bill so much higher than my last?
12. What has the City already implemented as part of the Urban Greening Plan?
13. How can I start a community garden in my community?
14. What are the health risks when coming in contact with the water at Pinto Lake?
15. Who should I contact if I have concerns about my health because of contact with water at Pinto Lake?

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1. What do I do with extra garbage?
2. How do I order a bin?
3. When, where and how do I set out my yard waste cart?

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1. How much does the Environmental Science Workshop cost to participate?
2. What ages may visit the Environmental Science Workshop?

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1. How do I order a bin?
2. When, where and how do I set out my yard waste cart?
3. Why recycle yard waste?

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1. How do I learn about rates and set up sewer service?
2. How do I report a sewage leak of a City maintained sewer pipe?
3. Will the City help me with my sewer problems?

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1. Who is liable for injuries caused by defective sidewalks?
2. How is the need for correction of landscape-related problems determined?
3. When is concrete repair needed?
4. When is curb and gutter repair required?
5. When is curb and gutter repair required?
6. What are the options available for completing the work?
7. How does one go about finding a contractor?
8. Are there inspections and standards for concrete repair work?
9. Is the property owner responsible for repairs if the concrete damage is caused by a tree?
10. What measures should be taken to minimize concrete displacement by tree roots?

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1. How do I report a clogged storm drain, a sewer overflow, or pollution like illegal dumping in waterways?

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1. How do I know if I live in the city limits?
2. Am I able to drop off household hazardous waste any day of the week?
3. Do you have a requirement as to how to transport household hazardous waste?
4. How can I dispose of sharps and medication?
5. I am a business owner; can I bring my hazardous materials to the waste and recycling drop-off?
6. I live in Watsonville but don’t live in the city limits. Where can I take my recyclable materials, household hazardous waste or extra garbage that I may have?
7. Do you have a flyer that can tell me what is acceptable at the waste and recycling drop-off?

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1. Is there a cost for a Watsonville Wastewater Recycling plant tour?
2. What ages can tour the plant?
3. Are tours of the wastewater plant available in Spanish?

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1. How do I request water service?
2. How do I report a water leak?
3. How do I report water waste?
4. What are Watsonville’s water rates?
5. Where could I get basic supplies to conserve water indoors and outdoors?
6. How does the City deal with people wasting water?
7. What are the steps the City takes to deal when a water waste problem has been reported?
8. Is my tap water safe to drink?
9. Why does my tap water sometimes taste like chlorine and what can I do about it?

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1. How was the project financed?
2. What was the project cost?
3. What is the benefit to the community?

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1. Am I required to let my lawn to turn brown and die?
2. Am I allowed to wash my car?
3. Do the sprinkler watering restrictions also effect other methods of watering?
4. When and how am I allowed to water my vegetable garden?
5. Why is there so much attention on lawns?
6. What should I do if I see water running off a property?
7. What will the City do if I report water waste?
8. Will the City issue fines to residents and businesses?
9. What about City parks and facilities?
10. Is the City rationing water? Is there a limit on how much I can use?
11. How will the City achieve the mandatory State 20% reduction in 2015?
12. How can the City help me cut my water use?
13. Is the City running out of water?
14. Will our water supply be ok once we get good winter rains?
15. What is being done to deal with the groundwater overdraft?
16. What about recycled water?
17. Why not just desalinize sea water and use it for urban and agriculture needs?