Elect Steve McShane

SmileWhy McShane is running for Salinas City Council

Like many people in Salinas, I know plenty of people that have left town. They have left because our city’s bad image, lack of jobs and due to lack of a safe community. I’ve never lived life as a bystander; I’m running for council to address the many issues our community faces. I have been afforded a great education and a great number of leadership roles in organizations benefiting Salinas. I will put my experience and education to work as your Councilman.

Safer Community

Steve’s highest priority is public safety. A safe city is a city that families and business thrive in. He supports additional funding for police and fire. He will expand modern facilities and equipment. Steve will continue to grow neighborhood based organizations he helped to establish like the Los Olivos – Riker Neighborhood Association and the Salinas Neighborhood Council.

Business Friendly Salinas

Steve is a successful businessman. He will continue to reduce the red tape necessary to retain and grow Salinas businesses. Permits and fees for new businesses must be in line with other communities trying to attract business.

Arts, Culture & Families

Steve believes strongly in a vibrant arts community. Steve will continue to expand and support all forms of art for all age levels as a way to grow our city’s tourism and self image. Steve is a candidate that will support the expansion of sports facilities, keeping kids off the streets.

Who is Steve McShane?

Steve McShane serves Salinas as City Councilman for the Third District encompassing all of South Salinas including Oldtown and industrial complexes south of the city. Steve holds a degree in Soil Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a Masters in Agribusiness Administration from Santa Clara University. In 2005, he opened McShane’s Nursery & Landscape Supply. Steve previously served as chair of the Salinas Planning Commission and Vice Chair of both the city’s Design Review Board and Traffic and Transportation Commission. When not working or volunteering, Steve can be found traveling, hiking or gardening in his backyard.

Candidate Statement

We deserve a safe City and a City that has adequate housing, great roads and opportunities for residents. I serve as your City Councilman for these reasons and ask for your vote.

I have led efforts for improved police and fire services. I have delivered on more funding for housing, roads, sidewalks and street trees. I also am a strong supporter of our youth, parks, libraries and after school programs.

We are building new police and library facilities. I’m proud to say we are spending more on housing, infrastructure & strong neighborhoods as well. I have ushered in funding for downtown improvements and established the City’s first Arts Commission.

I see my role on the City Council as community service and nothing more. I am a family man and advocate for a strong city one neighbor at a time.

Salinas has a bright future. It just takes the right leadership. I’m prepared to offer my best skills to ensure safety, adequate housing and streets that don’t destroy your car.


Latest Campaign News

I am proud to throw my support for Salinas City Council behind Steve McShane. I have been lucky enough to meet Steve through my work with many community organizations and community events. Steve is the founder of the Salinas Valley Food and Wine Festival. The festival brings much needed traffic…
I am very carefully watching out for every dollar the City of Salinas Takes in and spends. This includes working hard to follow key recommendations to the city by outside groups including the Blue Ribbon Commission and Les White to deliver more efficient city services. This also includes supporting private…
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