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Address:   250 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076


Rich soil, wet winters, and mild summers in the Pajaro Valley have made Watsonville a center for farming and food processing, but construction and manufacturing companies have also found fertile ground there. And natural wetlands make the area worth of its Spanish name, serving as habitat for more than 200 species of birds.

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Council approves big contracts for Freedom Blvd., planning work

WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville City Council approved a trio of contracts for significant impending roadway and planning work on Nov. 15. The largest contract of the four is a $4.2 million agreement with Gilroy-based McKim Corporation for the long-awaited reconstruction of Freedom …

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Hernandez, Parker will likely win key seats

WATSONVILLE—Felipe Hernandez and Ari Parker have established large leads on their respective competitors and will likely capture key political seats in South County, updated results released Wednesday by the Santa Cruz County Elections Department show. Hernandez, a former Watsonville mayor …

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Watsonville City Council Challenger Responds to Questions

Four seats on the Watsonville City Council are up for election this November, but only one, District 7, is contested. Mayor Ari Parker, the incumbent, faces veteran politician Nancy A. Bilicich. Lookout asked each candidate two questions; only Bilicich responded.

(Nov. 2, 2022) → Read the full Lookout Local report
Watsonville Council Approves Hillcrest Estates Development Agreement

Future residents of Hillcrest Estates—a 144-unit development set to be built in Watsonville—will need to pay fees to maintain and improve a pit of contaminated soil, after the Watsonville City Council approved an unusual development agreement.

(April 27, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report

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Police Officer Trainee/Lateral

The Watsonville Police Department is looking to hire new officers. Trainees are required to submit a verification letter showing proof of a passing score of 48 or higher for the POST PELLET B Written Exam and a passing score for the WSTB Physical Agility Exam at the time of application. South Bay Regional Public Safety Training, located in San Jose, offers the test on behalf of the Watsonville Police Department.

Flood Management

Learn how the City of Watsonville is prepared for and handles flood concerns and events.

Business Spotlight

The City of Watsonville features local businesses in a bi-monthly Business Spotlight on the City website.

Parklet Program


Submit a crime, accident, or incident report

This online citizen police report system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the police report for free.

Muzzio Park

Muzzio Park is a 1.12 acre pocket park that features a community center, basketball court and children’s playground. It is located at 26 West Front Street.

Zoning Map

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