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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

The Gonzales Way
City Government
City Offices will be closed to observe Martin Luther King Day.  Emergencies call 911 Non-Emergencies call 755-5111 Utilities can be paid online at…
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City Government
City Offices will be closed to observe Washington's Birthday.  Emergencies call 911 Non-Emergencies call 755-5111 Utilities can be paid online at…
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General Info
Daylight Savings Time Starts at 2 am on March 8 at 2 am Spring Forward at 2 am (or before you go to bed Saturday night) turn your clocks ahead one…
The Gonzales Way
City Government
City Offices will be closed to observe Memorial 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 Independence Day.  Emergencies call 911 Non-Emergencies call 755-5111 Utilities can be paid online at www.…

City News

Monterey County Resolution RWJF Award
Information Center
Monterey County Board of Supervisors commends the City of Gonzales for winning the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. City Councilmember Paul Miller and City Manager Rene Mendez accepted the official Resolution.  Gonzales is…
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Information Center
Gonzales is one of five winners of the 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prize honors and elevates communities for working at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity, and equity. (See the…
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Information Center
Gonzales is one of just five winners of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation "Culture of Health" Prize. The RWJF Culture of Health Prize honors communities working at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity, and equity. We have received this…
David Achen - Fire Engineer
Fire Department
David beomes a full time Fire Engineer with Gonzales Fire Department. He is introduced to the City Council and the public at the City Council meeting on October 7. We hope to see David for many years serving our community.