The mission of Salinas Neighborhood United (SNU) is to network neighborhood based volunteer groups in the interest of education, communication and community action resulting in a safe, healthy and high quality of life for neighbors in Salinas.

SNU is a volunteer run non-profit organization. It is made up of leadership from all forms of Salinas neighborhood based groups including associations, watches, councils and both long and short term efforts based around a community cause. The leadership of SNU coordinate quarterly education and at least one city-wide neighborhood event a year. The leadership conducts business meetings as needed.

The focus of the quarterly trainings is to offer information on neighborhood strengthening and relevant public safety. As appropriate, the council is charged with helping to plan and / or promote city-wide neighborhood based activities and events including Salinas United and the Salinas Holiday Home Lighting Competition.