At their November 18, 2014 meeting, the Salinas City Council voted unanimously to approve the soccer complex project as presented by the Salinas Regional Sports Authority. Technically the Council adopted a Resolution approving the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring Program and approved the remaining agreements and actions necessary to move the project forward for completion.
The Council Meeting was attended by the following supporters:
- Community members from COPA, CCA Youth Leadership, youth soccer players and supportive individuals
- Community volunteer Board Members from the Salinas Regional Sports Authority
- The Watershed Institute at CSUMB’s Return of the Natives project
- Many of the engineers and scientists who have spent the past 2 years working on the reports presented for approval
Next steps include creating the actual Construction Documents which will be submitted to the Salinas Building Department and used for the competitive bidding process by Construction Companies, and beginning a Capital Campaign for the first phase of the project.
Salinas Regional Sports Authority Vice President Alex Reynoso addressed the Salinas City Council during their November 18th session to express gratitude to all community members involved in achieving project approval.
You can read his statement here.
Brian Foucht, a community volunteer who served as planning consultant on the soccer complex project acknowledged various partners who made it a success in an email to Salinas Regional Sports Authority board members.