Your Voice, Your Salinas


The City needs to hear from you! There are many ways to stay engaged, from participating through community surveys to providing public comment for items presented to the City Council. Other important public meetings include our Board and Commission meetings. These Boards and Commissions are comprised of engaged community members who vote on and make recommendations to the Council on projects and initiatives within the purview of each Board and Commission. Whether you have limited time to complete a survey or can volunteer to serve regularly on a Board or Commission, your voice is important and valued by the City. 

Current engagement opportunities are posted here, but don't forget to sign up for text message and/or email notifications using the "Subscribe" button at the top of this page. 

Active Surveys

Going Green for Clean Water - Closes July 14, 2024, at 11:59 PM

Let's hear it, Salinas! Ideas for a Salinas podcast - Closes July 14, 2024, at 11:59 PM

Workshop on Applying for a City of Salinas Job Poll - Closes July 14, 2024, at 11:59 PM

City Council Meetings - Ways to Participate

The Salinas City Council meets 2 - 3 times per month on Tuesdays starting at 4 PM, with the exception of July. The Agenda is posted no later than 3 days before the scheduled meeting. To receive notifications on City meetings and other news, use the "Subscribe" button at the top of this page to receive text and/or email updates.

If you can't make it, don't worry! You can email your public comments to before the Council meeting or participate by Zoom. If you don't want to give comments but still want to be informed, you can watch live on YouTube and Comcast Channel 25.

How can I watch the meeting live?

  • Attend in Person at 200 Lincoln Ave., Salinas, CA
  • Join Virtually by Zoom (see meeting Agenda for Zoom ID / link)
  • YouTube @TheSailinasChannel
  • Comcast Channel 25

How can I provide comments to the Council?

  • Attend In-Person
  • Join Virtually by Zoom
  • Email

When can I give my public comment during the meeting?

  • When joining in person or by Zoom, if you have a comment on an item that is not on the Agenda, comments can be made during the "General Public Comment" time as listed on the Agenda.
  • Public comments relating to a specific item on the Agenda will be heard at the time that the item is being discussed.


Volunteer to Serve - Boards & Commissions

The City Council relies on preliminary review of certain projects and initiatives by members of the public serving on City Boards and Commissions. Recommendations to the Council are voted on by the Boards and Commissions during their respective public meetings. Board and Commission meetings are agendized and run in the same manner as City Council meetings with a public comment period for items not on the Board/Committee agenda and posting of the agenda no later than 3 days before the meeting. 

Members of the public are appointed by the Mayor and City Council to serve as their representative of each respective council district or the city-at-large in the case of the Mayor's appointment.

Anyone interested in serving on a City Board or Commission can: