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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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In their second faceoff, Andrew Sandoval ousts Christie Cromeenes, shaking up Salinas City Council.

Dozens of campaign signs in the front yard announced Andrew Sandoval’s North Salinas home as the gathering place for friends and family (including his four kids and two dogs, Xena and Lola) on election night to await results. Inside, family…

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Salinas City Council will decide on an exemption for affordable housing requirements downtown.

Downtown Salinas is blooming. Construction on Main Street turned the road from a one-way to two ways; iconic buildings are under renovation; outdoor seating is flourishing and a fourth location for Alvarado Street Brewery opens soon in the Rabobank building.…

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Therapy Dog to be Sworn Into Salinas Fire Department

Working as a firefighter is physically and mentally stressful. Now, the Salinas Fire Department has a new member on their crew to help with that. His name is Cruz, and he’s the department’s first-ever therapy dog.

(Oct. 19, 2022) → Read the full KSBW NBC/ABC report
Salinas Officials Look to Boost Turnout in Summer Lunch Program

Every year, the city organizes its Free Summer Lunch and Snack Program, providing healthy meals and snacks to children under 18 years old. While hundreds of families benefit from this program every year, this summer is different.

(July 21, 2022) → Read the full The Californian report
Upcoming Meetings & Events
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Historic Resources Board Meeting
Monday December 5 2022   12:00 PM

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City Council
Tuesday December 6 2022   4:00 PM

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Finance Committee Meeting
Tuesday December 6 2022   1:00 PM

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Planning Commission
Wednesday December 7 2022   3:30 PM

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Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting
Thursday December 8 2022   6:00 PM

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