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City of Salem Earns Another Clean Audit

February 27, 2020

Audits provide an independent eye on financial reports and internal financial procedures and controls

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Councilor Nanke Honored for Leadership

February 25, 2020

Longest-serving City Councilor is honored for outstanding leadership in regional and intergovernmental affairs

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Weigh In on Options for Salem Growth

February 25, 2020

Community members have helped shape different options for how Salem could grow; now you can weigh in on those options at one of three public workshops

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Take the March into Non-Fiction Reading Challenge!

February 24, 2020

Do you have what it takes to complete the March into Nonfiction Reading Challenge? Readers and listeners (ages 0 - 18) are invited to read books from a variety of non-fiction categories in March, and earn a free book to keep in April. No registration is necessary. Simply print out a copy of the March into Non-Fiction reading log, find a few good non-fiction titles, and begin reading!

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Police Station Transportation Improvements

February 21, 2020

Beginning Monday, March 2, 2020, Liberty Street NE between Division Street NE and the Mill Creek bridge will be temporarily closed to all through traffic (see attached map). The northbound lane on Liberty Street NE will re-open in early April. Pedestrians and motorists are asked to use caution and plan for some delays as traffic is re-routed toward High Street NE and Commercial Street NE.

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Final Public Workshop Planned for Eagle’s View Park Master Plan

February 20, 2020

Join us Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the third Eagle’s View Park public visioning workshop at Roth’s West Salem, Founder’s Room ‘N’, at 6:30 p.m. The presentation of the preferred alternative plan design represents a culmination of input received from the neighbors at the first two public visioning workshops and two online surveys. There will still be opportunities to participate in this process as the preferred design moves through the planning process to adoption. The next steps after the public workshop is to present the plan to the West Salem Neighborhood Association, the Salem Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and then to City Council for formal adoption.

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What’s happening
Mar. 03
Cancelled - Salem Planning Commission Meeting5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Public meeting held the first and third Tuesday of every month.

Agenda:

​Agenda

Phone: 503-588-6173

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 503-588-6173 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Mar. 04
West Salem Redevelopment Advisory Board Meeting7:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.Urban Development Department
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Advises the Agency Board on conservation, rehabilitation, and redevelopment matters within the West Salem Urban Renewal Area.

Agenda:

​Agenda

Phone: 503-588-6178

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 503-588-6178 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

North Lancaster Neighborhood Association Meering - NOLA6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Scott Elementary School
4700 Arizona Drive NE
Salem OR 97305

Regular 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.

Mar. 05
Grant Neighborhood Association Meeting6:15 p.m.8:15 p.m.Broadway Commons
1300 Broadway ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Regular Meeting

Agenda:

​March 5, 2020

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.

East Lancaster Neighborhood Association Meeting - ELNA7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Swegle Elementary
1751 Aguilas CT NE
Salem OR 97305

Regular Meeting

Agenda:

​March 5, 2020

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.

Mar. 09
Executive Session of the City Council5:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301

Executive Session - ORS 192.660(2)(h) Current or Pending Litigation

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

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.

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