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About the Department

The Community Development Department is committed to creating a safe, healthy, and prosperous Salinas through targeted revitalization and sustainable, well-designed land use and development. Department functions include planning, permitting, management of federal funding, housing production, code enforcement and business development.

There are six divisions in the Department: Plan & Project Implementation, Advanced Planning, Current Planning, Permit Services, Code Enforcement, and Housing & Community Development.

Core Values

  • We believe in efficient customer service and citizen engagement
  • We believe that economic vitality is important to community development
  • We believe in integrity, mutual respect, courtesy and dignity
  • We believe in innovation and teamwork

Community Development Plans and Projects

Alisal Vibrancy Plan

Chinatown Revitalization Plan

City of Salinas General Plan (2002)

City of Salinas Housing Element (2015-2023)

City of Salinas Economic Development Element

Downtown Vibrancy Plan

Regional Farmworker Housing Study

Visión Salinas

Year Round Shelter and Housing

They City of Salinas and County of Monterey (County) have been  collaborating on the proposed  developments of a Year Round Homeless Shelter (Shelter) located at 855 E. Laurel Drive and Permanent Housing (Housing) located at 1220 Natividad Road given new state funding through the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP). Since this is a joint effort, it was recommended the City and County enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which establishes the roles and responsibilities for the developments and operation of a Shelter and Housing. The County Board of Supervisors, approved the MOU on September 25, 2018 and was approved by City Council on October 9, 2018.

The City and County are working together to develop a community engagement plan to gather input for the shelter operations. The City and County are committed to working with the community during the planning process of the proposed Shelter and Housing developments. Together, both entities will address community concerns and immediate needs for homeless services in the City.

October 1 Town Hall presentations: English - Spanish