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Draft Housing Element of the General Plan - Public Comments Welcome

June 25, 2015 - Updated: July 20, 2015

The Draft “Housing Element (HE) Update 2015-2023” analyzes housing conditions and needs in the City and proposes programs and policies to address those needs for 2015-2023. The Draft HE was released June 25, 2015.​​

Copies of the Draft (HE) may be reviewed at: the Community Development Department office, 65 West Alisal Street, 2nd floor; the City Clerk’s office at 200 Lincoln Avenue; the John Steinbeck Library; the Cesar Chavez Library; and El Gabilan Library, or online.To obtain copies, please contact (831) 758-7206. Fact sheets in English and Spanish which sumarize the Draft Housing Element are also available at City offices and libraries.

Additionally, an interactive Housing Sites (Appendix B) map can viewed here.

Opportunities to review highlights of the 2015-2023 proposed housing programs and projects and offer comments, oral and written, include:

  • Planning Commission: Public Hearing on August 5, 2015
  • Salinas City Council: Public Hearing on August 18, 2015

For further information or to submit written comments, please contact Jennifer Coile, Housing Element Project Manager of the City of Salinas, Community Development Department, 65 West Alisal Street, 2nd floor, Salinas, CA 93901, email;, (831) 758-7206.

​Proposed General Plan Economic Development Element
June 1, 2015

The proposed City of Salinas General Plan Economic Development Element is an economic development strategy to achieve a vision of a united and sustained economic prosperity for Salinas. The strategy will identify policies, goals and objectives necessary to guide future public sector and private sector actions, and will contain a vision map, and list of recommended actions to ensure the vision becomes a reality. The Element is also a tool to better understand and define the baseline economic conditions and identify opportunities for cultivating a more prosperous and healthy Salinas.​ 

Emergency Food Distribution Program at the Bread Box and Hebbron Family Center


The Bread Box and Hebbron Family Center, in collaboration with the Monterey County Food Bank, are implementing the Emergency Food Distribution Program.  The Bread Box distributes food on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at 11:00 AM and Hebbron distributes on the 2nd & 4th Thursday at 5:00 PM.  Providing increased access to food for families, specifically in East Salinas, is important and the Library and Community Services Department is pleased to support this effort.  For more information regarding the Emergency Food Distribution Program at the Bread Box or Hebbron7306.