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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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Feb. 20
African-Americans in Oregon: A Unique Legacy7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Chemeketa Community College
Bldg 2 Student Center
4000 Lancaster DR NE
Salem
OR

From early exclusion policies to a member of the Ku Klux Klan running for governor in the 1920s and beyond, Oregon has a troubling early history of hostility toward African-American residents. Professor Dr. Julius McGee from Portland State University will explore the policies and decisions and examine how this legacy continues to impact Oregon today. Pastor Marilyn Williams, director of the African-American Youth Leadership Conference Salem-Keizer, will introduce our speaker.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads ia an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Schirle Elementary School
4875 Justice Way S
Salem OR 97302

Regular Meeting

Agenda:

​February 20, 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.

Feb. 21
Legislative Committee Meeting12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301

legislative meeting

Agenda:

Legislative Committee Agenda

Phone: 503-540-2426

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 503-540-2426 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Feb. 22
Salem Reads: AAUW Speech Contest for girls in grades 10 and 119:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.Chemeketa Community College
Bldg 20
Rm 121
4000 Lancaster DR NE
Salem
OR

American Association of University Women, Salem will host a speech contest, which asks 10th and 11th grade girls to read Piecing Me Together and write a six-minute speech on racism, equality or opportunity for girls and women in the United States. Compete with other girls to win prizes of $500, $300, or $200. Essay writers should register by February 1 at the AAUW website

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Phone: 503-588-6315

Human Rights Commission Workplan Meeting 4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301

Meeting of the Human Rights Commission

Agenda:

​Human Rights Commission meeting agenda for February 22, 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.

Feb. 24
Family Caregiver Seminar - "The Language of Dementia"2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

"The Language of Dementia" is the theme of this month's free Understanding Alzheimer's Disease seminar for family caregivers. Join us and learn how to use verbal and non-verbal communication to minimize frustration and anger for both the caregiver and the person with dementia. Have more knowledge, skills, confidence, harmony and peace in your caregiving experience. 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, Community Relations Director at Senior Helpers

Phone: 503-588-6303

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