With approval of a power-purchase agreement for renewable and greater energy efficiency, Salinas has squarely focused on finding the most effective solutions to the current energy situation. The City of Salinas has moved to transition many existing City facilities to renewable energy sources such as solar power, and incorporate energy efficiency practices into existing City facilities.
The ordinance applies to any retail establishment selling perishable or non-perishable foods, goods, clothing or personal items to the consumer. Retailers that are exempt from the ordinance include restaurants and other public eating establishments, non-profit thrift stores and establishments producing a service, e.g. dry cleaners and newspaper home delivery.