As Mayor, I want to thank Salem residents for voting to fund the construction of this desperately needed police facility. The Salem Police Department is one of the finest police agencies in the State and the need for a larger facility has been there for 40 years. The new facility will ensure that the SPD is able to properly protect the City as it grows and changes in the coming decades.
I also want to ensure residents that it is the intention of Council and the City to put a bond on the November ballot that will fund seismic retrofitting of the City Library. As with the police bond, the City will conduct a transparent public information campaign for the Library bond. This way residents will feel confident they have a firm understanding of the facts when they fill out their ballot.
Thank you again!
Mayor Chuck Bennett