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City Launches Online "Safer Pedestrian Crossings" Program

December 13, 2019

City's 5-year improvement plan focuses on safer settings for walkers, bikers and drivers

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Enjoy Free Customer Parking in Downtown Salem

December 5, 2019

Enjoy holiday festivities in Downtown Salem – unique attractions, as well as diverse shopping and restaurants. The downtown district offers 3,500 free short and long-term customer parking spaces. More than 1,000 free customer spaces are available in well-lit, dry, and conveniently located parkades near Downtown shopping and attractions.

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Give Hope This Holiday Season

December 4, 2019

No matter the size, your contributions will go the furthest toward making a difference when donated through established organizations

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Accessory Dwellings Help with Salem Housing Needs

November 27, 2019

Until mid-2024, the City of Salem will waive System Development Charges on accessory dwelling units to promote addition of new multi-family housing

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Painting Stimulates Creativity at Center 50+ Respite Care

November 27, 2019

“Food for Thought” is the theme of the eighth annual Art from the Heart show, 4-6 p.m. n December 3rd, at City of Salem’s Center 50+.

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Brown Road NE Will Open to Traffic on November 27

November 26, 2019

Construction of roadway and sidewalk safety improvements on Brown Road NE from Sunnyview Road NE to San Francisco Drive NE are nearly complete. Crews anticipate the street will open Wednesday, November 27. Drivers are advised to continue to use caution in this area as construction activities will extend until mid-January 2020.

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Dec. 16
West Salem Neighborhood Association7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Roth’s Fresh Markets
1130 Wallace RD NW
Salem OR 97304

Regular Meeting

Agenda:

December 16, 2019

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. 17
South Salem Connect (SSC) Meeting12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Westminister Presbyterian Church 3737 Liberty Rd S

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in South Salem Neighborhoods. For more information, all Salem Leadership Foundation at 503-315-8924.

Phone: 503-315-8924

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Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization CAN-DO6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.First Christian Church
685 Marion ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Regular Meeting

Agenda:

December 17, 2019

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.

Cancelled - Salem Planning Commission Meeting5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Public meeting held the first and third Tuesday of every month.

Agenda:

​Agenda

Phone: 503-588-6173

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 503-588-6173 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Northeast Neighbors (NEN)6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Salem First Church of the Nazarene
1550 Market ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Regular Meeting

Agenda:

December 17, 2019

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.

Cancelled - North East Salem Community Association (NESCA)7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Fresh Start Market Community Center
3020 Center ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Regular Meeting

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

Phone: 503-540-2303

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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