SALINAS, Calif. - The Transportation Agency for Monterey County and the City of Salinas are planning to invest some serious public dollars to improve the downtown this coming year. However, those that oppose the idea say Oldtown doesn't need improvements, and they like the way it is right now.
Over a year ago Property owners in the area chose to tax themselves to better the area, and soon they will start reaping the benefits of that investment they made. That money, alongside money generated by measure x will fund the downtown improvement project. This coming monday a meeting will address the process that's about to give Oldtown a brand new look.
"This meeting will be a little bit of background, and a lot about the steps ahead. Also, it's about communicating the importance of how quickly this is going to come. A year from now this will be under construction. Where we are standing will be a new sidewalk, new streets, new planters, and a new feel and look and improvements to our city center," said Salinas City Councilman Steve McShane.
There will be a meeting about the changes coming to Oldtown this Monday. It will include special
presentations. It will run from 6PM-7:30PM in the Salinas City Hall Rotunda.