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Streets and Bridges Bond Issue Addresses Transportation Needs

November 16, 2017

A 2008 bond issue inteded to "Keep Salem Moving" provided funding for more than 60 transportation projects over 10 years.

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Be a Part of Salem’s Downtown Streetscape Design Plan

November 14, 2017

Do you have ideas about how to make Downtown Salem’s sidewalks more inviting, exciting, or fun? We want to hear from you! Salem residents are invited to attend the Salem Streetscape Plan Kickoff Open House on Thurs., Nov. 30, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Senator Hearing Room/Courthouse Square, 555 Court St. NE.

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New Traffic Signal at Union Street NE and Commercial Street NE

November 14, 2017

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, the City will activate a new traffic signal at the intersection of Union Street NE and Commercial Street NE.

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Holiday Closure Schedule for City Offices and Library

November 14, 2017

As the holiday season nears, please note the following changes to our Library and City Office schedules.

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Pedestrian Safety Study Findings and Recommendations

November 9, 2017

Salem City Council commissioned a Pedestrian Safety Study to provide insight into infrastructure and human behaviors contributing to crashes in Salem. The study found that crash patterns and driver and pedestrian behaviors were unpredictable, and crashes were caused by many factors.

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Mayor Chuck Bennett Thanks Salem Voters for Passing the Salem Public Library Bond

November 8, 2017

A message from Mayor Chuck Bennett to Salem voters.

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New Rules: No Cell Phone While Driving

November 7, 2017

Do you know about the changes to Oregon’s cell phone law? This quick video explains the intent of the new distracted driving law. Learn about the various infractions which could apply if you drive and use your cell phone.

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Apply for Public Service Programs Funding Beginning Dec. 5

November 3, 2017

Proposals for the 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership, and General Fund public service programs will be accepted beginning Dec. 5.

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Age-Friendly Initiative Planning Meeting on November 8

November 2, 2017

On Wednesday, November 8, from 2–4 p.m. at Center 50+, the City will host a panel discussion on Transportation and Connectivity for Salem’s older adults. This will be the first in a series of meetings discussing livability in Salem. Residents are encouraged to attend and participate.

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Residents Invited to a Public Archaeology Open House November 8

November 2, 2017

Come to a Public Archaeology Open House on Wednesday November 8, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn about a recently rediscovered Chinese funery shrine.

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What’s happening
Dec. 16
Lego Party2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Story Rooms A & B
Salem Public Library
Homemade Holidays: Last Minute Gifts for Adults2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.Anderson Room A
Salem Public Library
Dec. 17
Ukulele Fans of Oregon1:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.Anderson Rooms A&B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Salem Community Chorus2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Dec. 18
System Development Charge Methodolgy Committee8:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.Public Works Department
Civic Center
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301
West Salem Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Roth’s Fresh Markets
1130 Wallace RD NW
Salem OR 97304
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