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Salinas Valley News Briefs | April 26, 2022


SALINAS — The nomination period to qualify as a write-in candidate for the Statewide Direct Primary Election runs April 11 through May 24. Candidate forms will be available during this time and must be submitted by the deadline. Official documents may be obtained from and filed at the Monterey County Elections Department, 1441 Schilling Place – North Building, Salinas. Schedule an appointment via email at or by phone 831-796-1499. For more information, visit


SOLEDAD — City of Soledad is sponsoring a Fair Housing Training led by ECHO Housing for local residents on Thursday, April 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. The virtual training will cover a diversity of topics, including an overview of the federal and state fair housing laws, new fair housing protections under the law, occupancy guidelines, ECHO Housing services for renter/tenants and housing providers, and an opportunity to ask any fair housing questions. To register for the training, go to


MONTEREY COUNTY — Transportation Agency for Monterey County Board of Directors recently held a public hearing to receive comments to identify unmet transit needs in Monterey County. The Agency solicits public input on unmet transit needs and places comments into the following categories: transit service improvement requests that would improve an existing service; transit service expansion requests that extend a transit route beyond its current limits and fill a gap in service; and capital improvement projects that would enhance existing public transit facilities. The public has until April 30 to provide comments, which can be submitted at The TAMC Board plans to allocate Local Transportation Funds in June, after being presented with the final list of comments.