Plan & Project Implementation

Businesses in Downtown Salinas
News Date: 
Jun 3 2020 - 12:00pm

These are certainly unusual times for all of us and we hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy. In an effort to assist local businesses, the Community Development Department...

Small businesses in Salinas
News Date: 
Apr 29 2020 - 2:00pm

The City of Salinas Community Development Department (City) has launched a Small Business Assistance Hotline to assist businesses financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and Monterey County Shelter-in-Place Order....

Community Garden Photo
News Date: 
Mar 12 2020 - 11:00am

In focusing on project implementation for the Alisal and Chinatown plans, the PPI division has begun seeking funding to address priorities identified by the community. Across plans, community health and...

Grant workshop
News Date: 
Jan 29 2020 - 4:30pm

At the end of January, Community Development Department staff attended a two-day Grant Writing Workshop through Grant Training Center at the University of California – Berkeley. With the recent approval...

News Date: 
Dec 12 2019 - 8:30am

The City of Salinas is excited to welcome another AmeriCorps VISTA member! Madison Roberts will be joining the Community Development Department as the Housing Resources Coordinator VISTA for the next...

Picture of new storefront, the village bakery, in first floor of Tynan Village Apartments
News Date: 
Nov 27 2019 - 8:30am

Salinas has two new businesses in town! 303 Front Street, after being vacant for 10 years, is now the location of The Village Deli and Bakery, serving a variety of...

News Date: 
Nov 14 2019 - 9:00am

On November 5, 2019, the Salinas City Council voted unanimously to accept the Alisal Vibrancy Plan (AVP) as a key strategic planning document. It was a historic moment, as this...

News Date: 
Oct 31 2019 - 8:30am

Since June 2016 the City has partnered with El Pájaro Community Development Corporation (EPCDC) to support microenterprise and small businesses through business education classes, one-on-one technical assistance and support with...

News Date: 
Oct 17 2019 - 11:30am

The Alisal Vibrancy Plan is an action-oriented, community-developed, and comprehensive strategy for Salinas' Alisal neighborhood. The Plan is the result of years of visioning, community organizing, and relationship building between...

American Planning Association CA Conference 2019 logo
News Date: 
Oct 1 2019 - 5:00pm

In September, six staff members from the City’s Community Development Department attended the three-day American Planning Association California Chapter Conference in Santa Barbara. This year’s conference theme was “A Resilient...