The City of Salina has operated under the Commission-City Manager form of government since 1921. The city was founded April 22, 1858 and incorporated in 1859. Salina became a city of the the third class November 21, 1870; second class, October 11, 1878 and first class July 9, 1920.
The Commission is comprised of five members elected at-large. Candidates receiving the largest and second-largest number of votes respectively shall be elected for a four-year term, and the candidate receiving the third largest number of votes respectively shall be elected for a two-year term. Each year, the Commission will choose one member to act as Mayor. The Mayor and Commissioners begin/end their terms the second week of January yearly (on a Monday).
The City Commission meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 4pm. If a holiday falls on a scheduled meeting date, the meeting will be held the following Monday. The meetings take place in Room 107 of the City-County Building, 300 West Ash Street in Salina. Study Sessions, when held, precede the meeting, usually starting at 2:30pm.
Current City Commission Meeting Agenda
Past City Commission Agendas and Packets
You can watch City Commission meeting video live or on-demand on SalinaTV (Cox Cable Channel 20), the City's Facebook page, and the City's YouTube channel.
The City Manager is appointed by the Governing Body and acts as its primary agent, chief executive and chief administrative officer in accordance with state statute. Other city officers and employees are appointed by the City Manager.
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