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The City of Gonzales provides full services, including a proactive community policing program; fire protection and emergency response; planning and building services; economic development; public recreation; and general City administration and management.  The City operates modern sewer and water systems and maintains streets and storm drainage facilities.  The Gonzales Redevelopment Agency addresses economic revitalization and affordable housing.

The City provides recreational opportunities throughout the year. Central Park offers picnic and barbecue areas, a children’s playground, basketball courts, and a sand volleyball pit and is the site of the many annual events including the annual Fourth of July Family Celebration. The Gonzales Community Pool is open during the summer months and offers recreational swim, adult and child swim lessons, dive-in movie nights, and facilities for private parties. Young residents can participate in local baseball, softball, football, soccer, and cheerleading leagues as well as 4-H, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts. The Toots Vosti Memorial Recreation Center hosts community events, youth activities, and private functions.

City News

2022 California Building Code
Building Services
THE CITY IS IN THE PROCESS OF ADOPTING THE NEW STATE BUILDING CODES. Effective Jan. 1, 2023, the 2019 state building codes will be replaced by the 2022 codes. Applicants who currently have appointments booked in 2023 and who want the 2019 codes…
City of Gonzales city seal, graphic of mountains, wine, cow, and field
Measure D Will increase the City's Transaction and Use Tax (TUT) by 0.5% The current Tax Rate is 8.75% and would increase to 9.25% Will generate an additional $750,000 annually for the Gonzales Community Center Sales Tax applies to purchases…
2021 Community Action Grant Ad / Gonzales Logo
Community Action Grants
HAVE A GOOD IDEA TO MAKE GONZALES A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE? If So, Apply Today For A Gonzales Community Action Grant. Why is this program being offered? The City of Gonzales values its residents and community groups and knows they have great ideas…
The Gonzales Way
Local Businesses
March 9, 2021 Dear City of Gonzales Business Owner: In the November 2020 election, the City of Gonzales put forward an additional sales tax measure for an additional .5%, called Measure X, which would bring the Sales Tax Rate in the City of…
Monterey County Workforce Development Board
Local Businesses
The Monterey County Workforce Development Board is offering a No-Cost Human Resource Hotline. They can answer questions about the hiring processes, leave of absence and updating handbook policies. Contact their direct line at (888) 217-6899. Monday-…
Monterey County Workforce Development Board
Local Businesses
Monterey County Workforce Development Board esta ofreciendo una linea directa gratitua de recursos humanos para empleadores. Llama ahora para obtener respuetas a tus preguntas sobre leyes laborales del entado de California. Provén orientacion sobre…