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Teens Statewide Welcome at ILEAD Virtual Youth Leadership Summit

November 30, 2021

Salem Teen Leaders want Oregon peers to walk into 2022 with resolve to “make a better future” with confidence, determination and a healthy life balance

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Protect Your Pipes During the Holidays and Always

November 23, 2021

Fats, dairy and food scraps can build up in pipes and cause major blockages, along with trash tossed down the toilet.

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Final Draft of Climate Action Plan Released

November 23, 2021

We invite you to review the Final Draft of the Salem Climate Action Plan and email your comments to us at [email protected] The final draft includes minor changes from the preliminary draft published in October. Some changes are based on public comment, some are editorial, and some are due to new information (such as the GHG Forecasts in Chapter 7).

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City Council Approves New Ward Boundaries

November 23, 2021

Selected option, Alternative 3, focuses on aligning population, following neighborhood association boundaries as much as possible and anticipating future growth in outer wards.

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Library Thanksgiving 2021 Closure on November 25 and 26

November 15, 2021

Salem Public Library close in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26.

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Drinking Water Remains Safe Following Semi-Truck Crash in North Santiam River

November 15, 2021

Crash was 26 miles upstream from the intake to Salem's water treatment facility and presents no threat to drinking water

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Salem Remembers Victims of Anti-transgender Violence

November 12, 2021

Online event is part of an international movement to honor Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Salem Remembers Victims of Anti-transgender Violence November 20

November 12, 2021

Join the Human Rights Commission LGBTQIA+ Intersectional Rights Task Force and the City of Salem at this annual remembrance

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Time Change Means Added Risk for Cyclists and Walkers, so Play it Safe

November 10, 2021

Earlier sunsets mean more people walking and biking after dark, so dress to be seen

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Community Report Explores Progress on City Priorities

November 5, 2021

Improving community resilience, increasing equitable delivery of services, addressing the shelter crisis and building better neighborhoods are among the City’s priorities

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What’s happening
Nov. 30
South East Salem Neighborhood Association Meetin-SESNA7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Capital Park Church
410 19th ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Annual meeting.

Agenda:

November 30, 2021

Phone: 503-540-2303

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This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Dec. 01
West Salem Redevelopment Advisory Board7:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular Meeting of the West Salem Redevelopment Advisory Board

Agenda:

West Salem Redevelopment Advisory Board Agenda

Phone: 503-588-6178

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This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6178 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

North Lancaster Neighborhood Association Meeting - NOLA6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Blanchet Catholic School
4373 Market St NE
Salem
OR 97301

Regular monthly meeting. Please see agenda for Zoom meeting link. Meeting also takes place in person.

Agenda:

December 1, 2021

Phone: 503-540-2303

Learn more

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Dec. 02
Cancelled - North Gateway Redevelopment Advisory Board8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular Meeting of the North Gateway Redevelopment Advisory Board

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-588-6178

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6178 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Human Rights Commission Awareness Campaign Task (ACT) Force Agenda5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regularly scheduled meeting

Agenda:

Human Rights Commission Awareness Campaign Tast (ACT) Force Agenda

Phone: 503-540-2371

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2371 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Grant Neighborhood Association Meeting6:15 p.m.8:15 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular monthly meeting. Please see agenda for Zoom meeting link.

Agenda:

December 2, 2021

Phone: 503-540-2303

Learn more

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

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