Consistent with Government Code section 54953(e), and in light of the declared state of emergency, the Regular Meeting will not be physically open to the public and all Trustees will be teleconferencing into the meeting via Zoom. To maximize public safety while still maintaining transparency and public access, members of the public can listen to the meeting by using the hyperlink below and may provide public comment by Zoom during the public comment period.

HOW TO VIEW THE MEETING: There is no physical location from which members of the public may observe the meeting. Please join the Zoom call to participate.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE BEFORE THE MEETING: Members of the public are encouraged to submit written comments by emailing You may also comment on an item by clicking on the item title and clicking on the Leave Comment button appearing on the small window with the attachments list through our HTML Agenda available here:
All comments will be part of the meeting record and will be uploaded, but will not be read by staff during the meeting. Emails received three hours before the meeting may not be uploaded to the Agenda, but will be added to the agenda packet depending on staff availability before the meeting or soon thereafter.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE DURING THE MEETING: Members of the public are encouraged to join the meeting through Zoom from their computer, tablet or smartphone at:

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You will access the meeting as an attendee; when you are ready to make a public comment if joining by computer audio, please click on the "Raise Hand" button and the Clerk will unmute your microphone; by phone please press *9 on your keypad.

Americans with Disabilities Act
The City of Watsonville, in complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), requests individuals who require special accommodations to access and/or participate in meetings to please contact the Watsonville Public Library at (831) 768-3400, at least three (3) business days before the scheduled meeting to ensure that the City can assist you. The City of Watsonville TDD number is (831) 763-4075.

For information regarding this agenda, please call (831) 768-3400.



Motion to excuse absent Trustees (If any)

Pursuant to Charter Section 900, Paragraph 2.


All items appearing on the Consent Agenda are recommended actions which are considered to be routine and will be acted upon as one consensus motion. Any items removed will be considered immediately after the consensus motion. The Chair will allow public input prior to the approval of the Consent Agenda.


This time is set aside for members of the general public to address the Board on any item not on the Agenda, which is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board. No action or discussion shall be taken on any item presented except that any Member may respond to statements made or questions asked, or may ask questions for clarification. All matters of an administrative nature will be referred to staff. All matters relating to Board will be noted in the minutes and may be scheduled for discussion at a future meeting or referred to staff for clarification and report. Any Member may place matters brought up under Oral Communications on a future agenda.

a) Reopening of Library Update
b) Poet Laureate Update
c) Literacy Department Update




a) Review Policy
b) Trustees Questions & Input
c) Public Input
d) Appropriate Action: Approve Supervision of Children Policy



a) Review Policy
b) Trustees Questions & Input
c) Public Input
d) Appropriate Action: Approve Collection Development Policy


a) Nomination Period
b) Public Input
c) Motion Electing New Chair Person

a) Nomination Period
b) Public Input
c) Motion Electing New Vice-Chair Person





The next Board meeting will be held on February 17, 2022


Pursuant to Section 54954.2(a)(1) of the Government Code of the State of California, this agenda was posted at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting at a public place freely accessible to the public 24 hours a day and on the City of Watsonville website at

Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Council after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the Watsonville Public Library (275 Main Street) during normal business hours.
Such documents are also available on the City of Watsonville website at: subject to staff’s ability to post the document before the meeting.

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