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City Launches Car Camping Pilot Program

January 24, 2020

To register your non-profit, public, or commercial property as a car camping location, apply to the City.

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Salem City Council Declares Housing Emergency

January 22, 2020

Salem City Council declared a housing emergency on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, as a means to increase temporary shelter options for those experiencing homelessness in Salem.

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Online Permit Portal Updated to Be Mobile-Friendly

January 17, 2020

The website used to pay and work with permits, licenses and land use applications has been updated to be mobile-friendly. Look for the changes after 6 p.m. on January 22nd.

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Fitzgerald Honored for Chinese Shrine Project

January 17, 2020

Salem stakeholders and Chinese descendant communities were involved in work documenting the underrepresented history of Salem's Chinese population

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Survey #2 for Eagle’s View Park is Online Until February 1

January 16, 2020

Take a short survey to review and comment on alternative designs for Eagle’s View Park Master Plan.

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Salem Council Poised to Declare Housing Emergency January 21

January 16, 2020

Pringle Hall, Safe Sleep Shelter and car camping may help provide shelter space for some of Salem’s unsheltered people

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What’s happening
Jan. 24
Tinker Tech Time3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Story Room A
Salem Public Library

An afterschool drop-in program. Kids in grades 2–5 with an adult are invited to check out Tinker Tech kits for 30-minute sessions each Friday afternoon for use in the library. There are a limited number of kits available and are first-come, first reserved. A library card is required.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Jan. 25
Read to a Pet1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library

This program offers children a relaxing, non-threatening way to improve their reading skills. Visiting dogs and cats have been trained and certified as therapy animals by Paws for Love and are mellow and friendly. This is a drop-in program, so sign-ups are not necessary.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Make and Take Saturdays for Kids11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Children and families are invited to explore their creativity and enjoy hands-on fun with a variety of open-ended crafts each Saturday.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Jan. 27
Salem Housing Advisory Committee Meeting12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Salem Housing Authority
360 Church Street SE
Salem OR 97301

Regular meeting of the Salem Housing Advisory Committee.

Agenda:

Agenda Salem Housing Advisory Committe January 27, 2020

Meeting Minutes:

Minutes Salem Housing Advisory Committee

Phone: 503-373-3801

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 503-373-3801 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Family Caregiver Seminar - Understanding Alzheimer's Disease2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

Come and learn the ins and outs about Alzheimer's disease and other dementia. This free presentation will be targeted to the caregiver, starting with an overview of the basics and then diving into tools and resources that are available to help manage difficult behaviors. Call 503-588-6303 to register. Presented in partnership with the Among Friends Adult Day Respite and Time with Friends Programs, with additional support by NorthWest Senior & Disability Services.

Presenter: Dara Queen, Senior Helpers

Phone: 503-588-6303

Finance Committee Meeting 4:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Traffic Control Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301

The Salem City Council Finance Committee is a standing committee of the City Council whose purpose is to advise the City Council and City Manager on financial policy, planning, and management issues.

Agenda:

January 27, 2020

Phone: 503-588-6040

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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 503-588-6040 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

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