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Address:   200 Lincoln Ave, Salinas, CA 93901


The county seat of Monterey County, Salinas has population of 155,564, making it the region’s most populous city by a long shot. Author John Steinbeck called Salinas home and set many of his novels in the area, notably East of Eden. (Now it’s home to the National Steinbeck Center, a museum dedicated to the author.) Famous as the “Salad Bowl of the World,” the area is rich in agriculture history and produces strawberries, lettuce, tomatoes, and spinach, among numerous other crops.

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The Salinas City Council holds regular public meetings every other Tuesday at 4 p.m. Meetings are livestreamed and archived video of past meetings is available online.

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Salinas City Manager Steve Carrigan withdraws application from San Bernardino, announcing plans to stay.

They say love is a powerful force, and it is one force keeping Salinas City Manager Steve Carrigan in Salinas.

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Central Coast Water Board and Salinas agree on a settlement over alleged sewage discharge.

The City of Salinas has reached a settlement with the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Board for an alleged spill that occurred on April 15, 2022. The settlement is for a total $193,879 in administrative civil liability for violating state…

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Community Input Sought on Proposed Salinas Apartment Project


The county of Monterey is partnering with the city of Salinas and Eden Housing to develop 132 affordable-rate units on a five-acre parcel.

Salinas Heritage Park Proponents Voice Support


“That was so impressive tonight and to stifle that energy would be a real bummer, so I realize there's a process and I see the other side of it,” said Councilman Steve McShane. “I’ve been talked to by city staff on this subject, but we can't squash that energy, we really can’t. It would be a huge mistake.”

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