Salinas is the seat of Monterey county. It was begun in 1822 when Mexico seceded from Spain and began granting lands, and was incorporated as a city in 1874. The city's name comes from the Spanish word for a salty marsh. The population in 2000 was 143,920. Location is 36°40'40"N 121°39'16"W; elevation is 53 feet.
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City of Salinas
Official municipal site includes information about city services, departments, administration, meetings, events, and the community.
Salinas Police Department
Features community programs and services, crime statistics, employment opportunities, and details on field operations. Includes Police Activities League, Police Line TV show, Neighborhood Watch, and school resources program.
Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce
Includes a membership directory, listing of events and information about tourism and the community.
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