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City of Salem: Roadmap for Limited Re-Opening of In-Person Services

July 6, 2020

City prepares to open some Civic Center offices July 6.

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Welcome Back to Downtown Salem; Enjoy Expanded Outdoor Dining and Retail

July 3, 2020

Pilot program is designed to help businesses as they reopen with pandemic restrictions

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Habitat Restoration Update around the Willamette Slough

July 2, 2020

What’s new around the Willamette Slough? Three projects designed to help habitat near the Willamette Slough and River are taking shape. Pringle Creek restoration has been completed, and we are continuing to restore Minto Brown with two more grant-funded projects scheduled to begin July 6, 2020.

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Riverfront Park Amphitheater Ground Work Starts July 6

July 1, 2020

Emery and Sons Construction, a Salem firm, will serve as general contractor on the excavation and hardscape preparation for the future Gerry Frank |Rotary Amphitheater and Stage

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Fourth of July Fireworks Presentation Canceled at Riverfront Park

July 1, 2020

Fourth of July fireworks presentation at Riverfront Park has been canceled this year.

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Join the NW Outdoor Challenge during July

July 1, 2020

Join the Mid-Willamette Outreach Group for the NW Outdoor Challenge.

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City Releases Police Report on Protests

June 29, 2020

Demonstrations were a series of firsts for City of Salem and its Police Department

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Ciudad de Salem: Hoja de ruta para la reapertura limitada de servicios en persona

June 29, 2020

Mientras que la Ciudad se está preparando para reabrir algunas oficinas que han sido cerradas al servicio en persona, tenemos en cuenta la orientación de las agencias de salud pública sobre la disminución de la propagación del virus al mantener el distanciamiento social, la limpieza frecuente de superficies compartidas y el uso de cubrebocas

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Mayor Cheers “Great Work” around COVID-19 Efforts in Salem

June 26, 2020

Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett cheered “the great work everyone has done in Salem as we move forward” in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

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Visit Virtual Public Works Day at Riverfront Park

June 26, 2020

Get a glimpse into the Public Works Department by viewing the Virtual Public Works Day.

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Jul. 11
SPL Storytimes at HomeOn Facebook - @spl.oregon

Enjoy a storytime presented by one of our Salem Public Library staff members to view at home! https://www.facebook.com/spl.oregon/ #splathome New storytimes in English are posted each Monday and Saturday; new storytimes in Spanish are posted on Thursdays!

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Jul. 13
City Council Meeting6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Agenda:

July 13, 2020 City Council Agenda

Meeting Minutes:

July 13, 2020 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.

SPL Storytimes at HomeOn Facebook - @spl.oregon

Enjoy a storytime presented by one of our Salem Public Library staff members to view at home! https://www.facebook.com/spl.oregon/ #splathome New storytimes in English are posted each Monday and Saturday; new storytimes in Spanish are posted on Thursdays!

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Jul. 14
Acrylic Painting - Center 50+ online class10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

You will enjoy painting a portrait of either a landscape, floral, animal seascape or still life. In order to attend this class online, you will need a laptop computer, desk computer with camera and microphone, smartphone, or tablet. Class will be held utilizing GoToMeeting. After students have registered for class, instructor Bridget Miller will send more information via email or phone. Last date to register for class is the Friday before each Tuesday class.

Cost: $ 14

Presenter: Instructor Bridget Miller

Phone: 503-588-6303

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

Regular meeting, masks required.

Agenda:

July 14, 2020

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.

Community Police Review Board meeting 6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

Meeting of the Community Police Review Board

Agenda:

Community Police Review Board meeting agenda for July 14, 2020

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.

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