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Learn who the City Attorney represents?

City Attorney

The City Attorney is the attorney for the City of Salinas. The attorneys in the office provide legal service to the Mayor, City Council, City Clerk, City Boards and Commissions, and all departments of the City of Salinas.

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Report a potential violation of the Salinas City Code?

City Attorney

You can contact the Code Enforcement Division at (831) 758-7157.

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How is the City Attorney selected??

City Attorney

The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council.

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How do I obtain a claim form for the City of Salinas??

City Attorney

You may print this form from the City Clerk’s page of the City of Salinas website or pick up a copy at the Office of the City Clerk.

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Inspect or obtain a copy of a public record in the City of Salinas?

City Attorney

To review or receive a copy of a public record you must first make a request to the City department that has the records you are interested in reviewing using the Public Records Request Form. Refer to California Public Records Act for additional information.

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Know when to file a claim with the City of Salinas?

City Attorney

The Government Tort Claims Act establishes the time limits for filing a claim relating to death or injury to a person, personal property or growing crops (see Government Code Section 911.2). Generally, a claim relating to death or injury to person or to personal property shall be filed within six...

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How long do I have to file a claim with the City of Salinas??

City Attorney

The Government Tort Claims Act establishes the time limits for filing a claim relating to death or injury to a person, personal property or growing crops (see Government Code Section 911.2). Generally, a claim relating to death or injury to person or to personal property shall be filed within six...

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Learn what happens after a claim has been filed?

City Attorney

The claim will be forwarded to the City Attorney’s Office for review, investigation, and resolution. It is our practice when possible to complete our investigation within 45 days of receiving your claim. Some claims may take longer depending on the complexity. Notice of determination of your claim will be sent...

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Know what to attach to a claim form?

City Attorney

You must provide a breakdown of how you computed the amount claimed. Attach copies of repair estimates, photographs, receipts, wage loss verification, and any other documents supporting your claim.

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