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This website was designed in an effort to conform to accessibility guidelines set forth by the United States Government Section 508,  which explains the standard criteria Federal agencies must provide; specific to various types of technologies. This website also conforms to web standards as defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) wherever possible.

Other Accessibility Features

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  • All images use the alt attribute to describe the function of each visual.
  • Frames are not used within this website.
  • No pop-up windows have been used with the exception of downloadable files.

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Question of the Day

What can I do if I see a car parked in my neighborhood which I think may be abandoned?

The City of Salinas has people specifically designated to handle abandoned vehicles and long-term parking problems. These problems are generally handled on a complaint basis. The abandoned vehicle office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The phone number, day or night, is (831) 758-7316.

The following information will help you determine whether or not a vehicle has been abandoned or is a long-term parking problem:


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