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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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City Council

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 Police receive more than $1M for new technology as city honors slain officer

SALINAS — U.S. Reps. Jimmy Panetta and Zoe Lofgren recently visited the Salinas Police Department to highlight new federal funding for the department to deploy technology that will improve efficiency, officer safety and community transparency. Salinas Police Department received $1,165,000 …

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Low staffing forces Salinas PD to prioritize calls, meaning not all will trigger a police response.

With staffing levels thin, the Salinas Police Department has changed the way it prioritizes call responses. On Jan. 26, Salinas PD implemented a new process when deciding whether to send a police officer to a reported crime.

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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.

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.

Upcoming Meetings & Events
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City Council
Tuesday April 4 2023   4:00 PM

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Finance Committee Meeting
Tuesday April 4 2023   2:00 PM

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