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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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Ceiba school granted permanent status

WATSONVILLE—In a 4-3 vote Tuesday that came after a marathon 6-hour meeting that drew hundreds of people, the Watsonville City Council approved a change to the City’s general plan and a zoning change that will allow Ceiba College Preparatory Academy …

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How Santa Cruz Cities are Approaching Outdated Language

The process of changing the gendered pronouns and stereotypes in old government documents is arduous

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Watsonville Council Approves Future Discussions on Traffic, Potholes


Coming soon to a Watsonville City Council agenda near you: improvements to traffic on Green Valley Road as well as the city's striping and potholes program.

Year Gets Off to Wet, Windy Start


Watsonville Mayor Eduardo Montesino writes, “The start of 2023 was far from what anyone expected it to be.”

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2022 Annual Report

This report briefly summarizes the outstanding work that the men and women of the Watsonville Police Department have accomplished during the year. As many know, being in law enforcement has never been easy, and it takes a special person to be a part of this profession. The members of the Watsonville Police Department have taken on this role so that others may flourish and be safe. Our staff embodies the ideology of community engagement and focuses on proactive and responsible policing of our City.


The Watsonville Public Library Podcast

Earth Day/Day of the Child

You are invited to Watsonville’s 15th Annual Earth Day/Day of the Child Festival! Over 50 organizations and community services will join together to celebrate youth and the environment with Watsonville families.

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General Plan Update


General Plan Update


Cesar Chavez Community Awards

Cesar Chavez Community Awards

Captain Donny Thul


Community Resources

Upcoming Meetings & Events
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City Council Meeting
Tuesday March 28 2023   4:30 PM

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