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Councilmember Tony Barrera

District 2


(831) 758-7201


Tony Barrera has lived in Salinas for about five decades and has been on the City Council since 2006. He told the Salinas Californian that he originally ran in order to improve the quality of life for his constituents. His top priorities are pedestrian and bicyclist safety, ADA compliance, and a balanced budget that aggressively addresses retirement costs.

First elected: 2006

Board and committee assignments
Salinas Valley Recycles, board member
Monterey-Salinas Transit, board member
Partners for Peace, board member
City of Salinas Finance Committee

Notable quotes:
"We're here to support business, because business is our life blood that brings in tax paying money and creates jobs. We need to be able to give our people jobs here in Salinas." Source: KSBW

"I would agree it may be a balanced budget. I don’t see it as a community budget. Today I’m going to try to encourage my colleagues with my questions on how maybe we can redirect some money if there’s any money to redirect.” (Source: Salinas Californian)

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