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Media Relations:

The Media Relations Office is located within the office of the Director and is the office responsible for the coordination of department communications. The goals of the Media Relations Office are to present clear information to the public regarding the department's policies, programs, and services; to promote understanding and advocacy for the department's initiatives, vision, and mission; and to actively reach out to the community and media representatives, by promoting information that highlights and illustrates the work of the department.

Media Inquires Contact: (831) 755-8439 or

News Articles:

Public input wanted to help guide response to poverty in Monterey County
May 3, 2021

SALINAS — Monterey County Social Services is heading up an effort to determine the needs and assistance to low-income families in the county and will hold a public hearing on May 18 to solicit input from the public in creating a plan. [more]

A new homeless outreach center prepares to launch in Salinas’ Chinatown
April 16, 2021

David Balch outside of the 1,300 square feet of space he and his wife, Christa, will have to work with, which includes a community room, two smaller rooms, a kitchenette and a parking area.[more]

Salinas navigation center set to open in late May
April 13, 2021

The SHARE (Salinas Housing Advancement, Resources & Education) navigation center is set to open in mid-to-late May, with no set date yet. The project is months and millions of dollars in the making. The facility, expected... [more]

Emergency rental assistance program starts in Salinas
March 23, 2021

Applications are set to open Tuesday for those in need of rental assistance. City staff has already been accepting appointments for those who are wanting help in the application process.[more]