Neighborhood Services

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The Neighborhood Services program was developed to assist residents in strengthening the social fabric of their neighborhoods and aid the City Council in connecting with their neighborhoods.


The Neighborhood Services Program goals are:

To provide a direct communication link between the Salinas community, the Councilmembers, and City Departments.

To support neighborhood empowerment activities, coordinate the implementation of solutions to neighborhood issues and work collaboratively with community organizations to reduce violence and crime, thereby increasing the number of residents who feel safe within their neighborhood.

Neighborhood Clean Ups & Trash Disposal Events 

Neighborhood Services in collaboration with each Councilmember and local service providers, will host an annual neighborhood clean-up in each district.

To find the district that you live in, please research your home address at the below link or you may review the Salinas' District Map.

See below for upcoming trash disposal event dates!

District 1

District Councilmember: Carla Gonzalez

Date: April 13, 2024

Location: TBD

Time: 9am to 12pm

District 2

District Councilmember: Tony Barrera

Date: August 24, 2024

Location: TBD

Time: 9am to 12pm

District 3

District Councilmember: Steve McShane

Date: June 8, 2024

Location: TBD

Time: 9am to 12pm

District 4

District Councilmember: Orlando Osornio

Date: October 12, 2024

Location: TBD

Time: 9am to 12pm

District 5

District Councilmember: Andrew Sandoval

Date: May 18, 2024

Location: TBD

Time: 9am to 12pm

District 6

District Councilmember: Anthony Rocha

Date: November 2, 2024

Location: TBD

Time: 9am to 12pm

Volunteer with the City of Salinas

Be a part of the transformative volunteer program that spans across the dynamic realms of the City departments, services, special events, and more!


You will learn about the diverse volunteer opportunities with the City, along with City policies and procedures. The Volunteer Orientation is mandatory for most opportunities. Below is the Orientation Schedule:


Every first Tuesday of the month


 3:30pm to 4:30pm


 Cesar Chavez Library

615 Williams Rd.

Salinas, CA 93905


There are many volunteer opportunities that can make you an everyday hero.

  • Special Events
  • Camp Amor Salinas
  • Library Services
  • Literacy Center
  • Homework Center
  • Computer Literacy
  • Neighborhood Services
  • Park Clean-ups
  • Recreation Centers
  • and more!


With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering can be enormous. Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer.

  • Meaningful projects
  • Flexible schedules
  • Social engagement
  • Inclusive environment
  • Diverse opportunities
  • Community impact
  • Improved well-being and life fulfillment
  • Advance in your career
  • Fun experience

Active Volunteer Opportunities

For questions or more information, contact:

Neighborhood Beautification Grant

The Neighborhood Beautification Grant (NBG) initiative, a component of the City’s Community Partnerships & Engagement Division (CPED), is designed to engage and encourage residents to work with their neighbors on an enhancement and improvement project that promotes healthier, safer, and cleaner neighborhoods, while strengthening community connections and the social fabric within them.  

The initiative established to encourage community groups, organizations, and/or individuals to unite and plan a community project that will be considered for funding upon approval

Any resident, group, and/or organization with a new or established community project in Salinas is eligible to apply. The group project must focus on beautification, restoration, neighborhood improvements, fostering neighborhood leadership and/or address neighborhood problems. Each group must include at least five volunteers or members to be eligible.  

We are currently accepting project proposals through Monday, August 26, 2024!

For more details, please visit the following link:

Neighborhood Watch Program 

Neighborhood Services in collaboration with the Police Department, will coordinate trainings for neighborhoods interested in forming Neighborhood Watch Groups. If you are interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch program visit Salinas Police Department Neighborhood Watch

For questions or more information, contact: (831) 758-7321

Neighborhood Block Party Information

Is your neighborhood planning a block party? Please review our Block Party Application and Notification Sheet: 

For questions or more information, contact Vicky Sargent at (831) 758-7453.

Neighborhood Problem Solver

The City of Salinas is a great place to live and work, but like all communities, there are times when problems occur which affect our ability to enjoy where we live. To aid the citizens of our community when such problems arise, the Salinas City Council has developed the Neighborhood Problem Solver(PDF, 674KB), a step-by-step guide to help you find solutions to neighborhood problems.

Groups wishing to receive training on the use of the Neighborhood Problem Solver can receive free instruction from the office of Neighborhood Services.