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Winter Storm Response Efforts Continue

February 15, 2021

Crews continue to respond to the large amount of fallen trees and debris from the weekend winter storm and anticipate that all public streets will be clear for vehicular travel by Tuesday, Feb. 16.

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Online Library Card Process Updated to Provide More Access

February 12, 2021

New patrons are always welcome, and now, patrons who sign up for a library card online have the ability to make curbside appointments as well.

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Trouble Paying Your Utilities? Help is Available

February 12, 2021

We can work with you to keep your utilities on and provide relief from past-due bills

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Salem Reads Continues Through February 27

February 11, 2021

Salem Reads 2021: One Community, One Book explores the story and themes of Walking with Peety by Eric O’Grey, a heartwarming book about a man and a rescue dog who walk their way to better health. Many free community activities and virtual events are planned throughout the month of February

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Local Non-Profit and For-Profit Developers Invited to Apply for Funding

February 11, 2021

Eligible non-profits and for-profits working to assist City of Salem residents are invited to submit proposals for approximately $2 million in City of Salem Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and an additional anticipated $400,000 from the City’s General Funds. The online application cycle opens Monday, February 8, 2021. Apply online!

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Find a Board or Commission to Match Your Interests

February 9, 2021

Get involved in your community by applying to serve on a City of Salem board or commission

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Temporary Homeless Shelter at Oregon State Fairgrounds at Capacity

February 5, 2021

After opening February 1, 2021, the temporary homeless shelter located at the Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center is at capacity.

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Understanding How Climate Change Affects Salem

February 4, 2021

Share your ideas on how we can prepare, adapt and build resilience in the face of climate change

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Our Salem Vision Now Available

February 4, 2021

Vision depicts how the community wants the Salem area to grow and develop in the future

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Free PPE Available for Salem-Area Businesses

February 3, 2021

Free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including masks, gloves and wipes, are available for Salem-area for-profit and non-profit businesses while supplies last. Businesses must have less than 100 employees and have principal operations in Oregon. Apply online!

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What’s happening
Mar. 08
Cancelled - Executive Session of the City Council5:30 p.m.5:45 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Executive Session - ORS 192.660(2)(e) - Real Property Transactions

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

Phone: 503-588-6091

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 503-588-6091 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Salem Housing Authority Commission Meeting6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular meeting of the Salem Housing Authority Commission

Agenda:

Agenda Salem Housing Authority Commission Meeting

Meeting Minutes:

Minutes Salem Housing Authority Commission Meeting

Phone: 5033733801

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 5033733801 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

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 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]

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:

March 8, 2021 City Council Agenda

Meeting Minutes:

March 8, 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 Agency6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular Meeting of the Urban Renewal Agency

Agenda:

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

Phone: 503-588-6087

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 503-588-6087 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Mar. 09
Southeast Mill Creek Association Meeting - SEMCA10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Paradise Island Park
3100 Turner RD SE
Salem OR 97302

Regular monthly meeting. Please wear a mask if attending. An agenda was not made availalbe at the time of this posting. Please contact the Chair for meeting agenda details.

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

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.

Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board Meeting6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board Meeting Tuesday, 3/9/2021, 6 PM Via Zoom and YouTube Live Contact: Chris Neider, 503-540-2361; [email protected]

Agenda:

https://www.cityofsalem.net/meetingdocs/cultural-tourism-promotion-advisory-board-agenda-2021-03-09.pdf

Phone: 503-540-2361

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.

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