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City of Salem Projects Will Save Enough Electricity to Power 975 Homes for a Year

December 14, 2017

The City of Salem is on track to save more than 8.75 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity annually thanks to recent and ongoing projects to improve energy efficiency. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator, this is enough electricity to power roughly 975 average homes for an entire year!

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Deadline for Short-Term Rental License Renewals is December 31, 2017

December 8, 2017

Do you rent your home or rooms on a vacation rental website like Airbnb or Flipkey? Do you know someone who does? Please help us spread the word about the required December 31 license renewal deadline, and the requirement to be licensed to operate within the City.

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2018-2019 Neighborhood Partnership Area Selected

December 8, 2017

Through a competitive application process, neighbors and partners in the Edgewater District were selected as a City of Salem Neighborhood Partnership Program Area.

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Participate in the Riverfront Park Master Plan Update

December 7, 2017

An update to the Riverfront Park Master Plan is underway. To help guide continued improvements to this popular park, we are requesting community involvement in the process.

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2018 City Office Closures

December 6, 2017

A list of city office closures.

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2018-2019 Grant Applications Being Accepted for Projects Benefiting Low-Income Households

December 5, 2017

The City of Salem Urban Development Department is now accepting applications for the 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership, and General Fund public service programs.

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Literary Discussion Group1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Teen Coding Camp: Creating Art with Tech Tools3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library
Human Rights Commission LGBTQ Rights Task Force meeting agenda 5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
Hilfiker Master Plan Workshop #26:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.Pringle Creek Community Painters Hall
3911 Village Center DR SE
Salem OR 97302
Hearings Officer5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301
Scrabble Club6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
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