Consolidated Plan Outreach Update

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News Date: 
March 12, 2020
Planning staff presents Consolidated Plan information

In preparation of its 5-year Consolidated Plan the City of Salinas, held two community meetings to invite the public to attend and provide input on the Fiscal Years 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and Alisal Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (ANSRA) and discuss housing and community development needs in the community. To extend community outreach efforts, City Staff developed a presentation and an infographic highlighting previously funded programs and projects and a “Salinas’ Bucks Activity” where participants could prioritize where the funds should be spent. From February 19, 2020 to March 6th, 2020, City Staff organized 8 community outreach events strategizing different methods of outreach: presentations, pop-ups or a combination of both. Overall, residents prioritized the following projects or programs listed from highest to lowest priority:

1.      Housing projects that will increase supply and provide housing rehab services

2.      Provide outdoor programs for all ages and support after school programs for youth.

3.      Increase “active” public spaces and promote transportation access to health services

The information attained throughout the outreach will be added to the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan 5-year update. The City must update its Consolidated Plan every five years in order to receive federal funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). You can learn more about the Consolidated Plan in this previous story.