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Help Us Better Understand Discrimination in Salem

May 7, 2021

Western Oregon University partners with Human Rights Commission to learn more about discrimination

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New Garden in Geer Community Park Honors Those Impacted By Covid-19

May 5, 2021

Geer Community Park, a 44-acre park located in northeast Salem off of State Street , now features a new memorial garden dedicated in remembrance of community members impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Free Lunchtime Talks Focus on Getting Ready for Disaster

May 5, 2021

Five talks are planned on Zoom and Youtube for May and June. Take the survey to let us know what you'd like to know more about in emergency preparedness.

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Celebrate American Wetlands Month in May

May 1, 2021

Wetlands are disappearing at a rate three times faster than forests. Learn why and how we protect our wetlands.

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Rally at Riverfront Park Expected Saturday

April 30, 2021

Police enforcement decisions are based on neutral interests of public safety

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Library Design-Build Team Shares Career Experience with Students

April 30, 2021

Event offers bridge between concepts and careers

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Common Questions About Recent Protests, Assemblies, and Marches in Salem

April 29, 2021

Over the past few weeks, residents have asked us questions and shared concerns about recent protests, public assemblies and marches in Salem.

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Salem Bringing New Ozone Treatment Facility Online to Ensure Clean and Safe Drinking-Water During Algae Season

April 28, 2021

The City is actively preparing for another algae season in the North Santiam Watershed. Public Work’s staff is closely monitoring cyanotoxin levels and ready to respond with additional treatment if needed. To ensure a safe and resilient drinking water system, the City of Salem has invested in a new Ozone Treatment Facility at Geren Island.

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Share Your Thoughts on Proposed Zoning Changes.

April 28, 2021

Interactive map allows you to comment on proposed zoning for specific properties. Your input will help us refine the map.

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We are celebrating 45 years as a Tree City USA!

April 22, 2021

Help celebrate our trees and our 45th Tree City USA anniversary with our poster contest, “If I Were a Tree.”

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What’s happening
May 10
City Council Meeting6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular Meeting of the City Council

View meeting in real-time on Comcast Cable CC:Media Channel 21 or CC:Media You Tube Channel

Submit comments on agenda items no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting at [email protected]

Real-time public comment and testimony may also be provided during the meeting via Zoom. Please pre-register between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting at Public Comment at Salem City Council Meeting

Agenda:

May 10, 2021 City Council Agenda

Meeting Minutes:

May 10, 2021 City Council Minutes

Phone: 503-588-6097

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 503-588-6097 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Urban Renewal Agency Meeting6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular Meeting of the Urban Renewal Agency

Agenda:

​https:// salem.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

Phone: 503-588-6097

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 503-588-6097 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

May 11
Southeast Mill Creek Association Meeting - SEMCA10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Paradise Island Park
3100 Turner RD SE
Salem OR 97302

Annual meeting. Please wear a mask if attending in person. Metting will also be held via Zoom.

Agenda:

May 11, 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.

Cultural & Tourism Promotion Advisory Board6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Cultural & Tourism Promotion Advisory Board Meeting Meets 2nd Tuesday, 6 PM - 8 PM Via Zoom and You Tube Live Contact: Chris Neider, 503-540-2361; [email protected]

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

Phone: 503-540-2361

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 503-540-2361 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Northeast Neighbors Meeting - NEN6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

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

Agenda:

May 11, 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.

May 12
Salem Public Art Commission9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.Virtual Meeting

The Public Art Commission is charged with overseeing the City’s public art collection and recommending the Public Art Fund annual budget to City Council. The commission’s primary duties include: Acquisition, Maintenance, Cataloguing, Decommissioning art within the City’s collection, Approving public murals. View livestream at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQLj9RKZNHu4wfYcs_TC0TA

Agenda:

​May 12, 2021

Phone: 503-588-6211

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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 503-588-6211 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

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