The Santa Maria City Council hosted a series of town hall meetings to let residents voice their concerns.
So far, they've conducted four meetings.
Community members have discussed what they believe to be the most pressing issues in their neighborhoods.
"We found it was a great way to be transparent and bring some of our executives out into the neighborhoods, so that anybody can talk directly to the directors and get the straight answer from the top,” said Santa Maria Public Information Officer Mark van de Kamp.
The city says the most common issues are transportation, landscaping, homelessness and crime.