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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.

Upcoming Events

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City Government
City Offices will be closed to observe Thanksgiving Day.  Emergencies call 911 Non-Emergencies call 755-5111 Utilities can be paid online at www.…
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City Government
City Offices will be closed to observe Thansgiving Day.  Emergencies call 911 Non-Emergencies call 755-5111 Utilities can be paid online at www.…
Christmas Tree under the Gonzales Arch at Fourth St
City Government
City Offices will be closed to observe Christmas.  Emergencies call 911 Non-Emergencies call 755-5111 Utilities can be paid online at www.…
Christmas Tree at the Arch
City Government
City Offices will be closed to observe Christmas Day.  Emergencies call 911 Non-Emergencies call 755-5111 Utilities can be paid online at www.…

City News

Monterey County Small Business Relief Program
Community Development
Monterey County Workforce Development Board to administer up to $425,000 in CARES Act funding for small business relief on behalf of the County Board of Supervisors Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to 40-50 small businesses that are operated…
COVID-19 RENTAL & UTILITY ASSISTANCE VIA 211 PHOTO: WOMAN AT BEACH HOLDING ROCK PAINTED "211"
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Advice & News
STRUGGLING TO PAY YOUR RENT AND UTILITIES? DID YOU LOSE YOUR JOB OR EXPERIENCE LOSS OF INCOME DUE TO COVID-19? Resources are a call away! You may be eligible to receive financial support through the Monterey County Rent and Utility Assistance…
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Sustainability
October 7, 2020-Gonzales, CA-GONZALES ELECTRIC AUTHORITY ENTERS INTO AGREEMENT WITH CONCENTRIC POWER FOR 35 MEGAWATT COMMUNITY-SCALE MICROGRID: Largest Multi-Customer Microgrid in California Will Serve Ag Industrial Park
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Fire Department
MONTEREY COUNTY PROTECTS FARM WORKERS FROM WILDFIRE SMOKE ---- EL CONDADO DE MONTEREY PROTEJE A TRABAJADORES AGRICOLES DEL HUMO DE LOS INCENDIOS FORESTALES
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Fire Department
August 8, 2020 (4:00 PM PT) City of Gonzales Update from Gonzales Fire Department As of this morning, the fire that we have all been seeing west of River Road has traveled through the west side of the Gonzales Rural Fire Protection District from…
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Engaged Community
Heat Advisory in Effect Cooling Center Open in Gonzales: Friday, August 4, 2020, 11 AM-3 PM Joint use gymnasium, Fairview School 560 5th Street, Gonzales Temperature Check at the Door…