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Protect Yourself from Heat Illness When Temperatures Climb

August 11, 2021

Take health precautions, especially during the heat of the day, and don't forget children and pets

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Salem Satisfaction Survey Returns for 2021

August 6, 2021

Survey calls and texts may begin as early as August 13

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City of Salem will be testing the operation of all school speed zone flashing beacons in Salem and Keizer

August 6, 2021

City of Salem will be testing the operation of all school speed zone flashing beacons in Salem and Keizer

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Sign Up for Battle of the Badges to Boost Life-Saving Blood Supply

August 5, 2021

American Red Cross and first responders help save lives at Salem's first Battle of the Badges blood drive August 10 and 11

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City of Salem Celebrates Grand Opening of Frank Mauldin Ozone Treatment Facility at Geren Island

August 4, 2021

The $48 million state-of-the-art ozone treatment facility will provide an added layer of protection against algae blooms, severe weather events, and wild fires. Ozone is one of the strongest disinfectants used to treat water―even stronger than chlorine.

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Here’s What People in Salem Said About the 2021 State of Discrimination

August 3, 2021

Students did focused outreach to homeless community. This is the third time the Commision has sponsored this survey since 2017, and its largest outreach effort yet.

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Detours Expected Near Riverfront Park Entrance

August 2, 2021

Portland & Western Pacific Railroad is scheduled to perform track repairs on Union Street at the entrance to Riverfront Park. The work will impact drivers and park patrons starting August 6 at 7 a.m. to August 10 until noon.

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We are continuing our celebration of our 45th year as a Tree City USA

July 29, 2021

We are continuing the celebration of the City of Salem’s 45th year as a Tree City USA. Enter the Tree City USA poe-“tree” contest and submit your poem following the theme “If I Were a Tree”.

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Help Honor Salem's Volunteers

July 28, 2021

Volunteers will be recognized in nine different categories; Nominate your choices by August 19, 2021

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What’s happening
Sep. 20
City Council Work Session6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

City Council Work Session – Climate Action Plan

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

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

Agenda:

September 20, 2021 City Council Work Session Agenda

Meeting Minutes:

September 20, 2021 City Council Work Session 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.

West Salem Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular monthly meeting.

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

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.

Sep. 21
Salem Planning Commission Meeting5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

Public meeting held the first and third Tuesday of every month. Please visit our YouTube channel for viewing: http://bit.ly/planningpublicmeetings

Agenda:

​Agenda

FPRA21-01 Open Record Memo

Phone: 503-540-2315

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 503-540-2315 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization Meeting-CANDO6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

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

Agenda:

September 21, 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.

North East Salem Community Association Meeting-NESCA7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

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

Agenda:

September 21, 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.

Sep. 22
Hearings Officer5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

Public meeting held the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

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

Phone: 5035402304

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 5035402304 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

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