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City Launches Online "Safer Pedestrian Crossings" Program

December 13, 2019

City's 5-year improvement plan focuses on safer settings for walkers, bikers and drivers

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Enjoy Free Customer Parking in Downtown Salem

December 5, 2019

Enjoy holiday festivities in Downtown Salem – unique attractions, as well as diverse shopping and restaurants. The downtown district offers 3,500 free short and long-term customer parking spaces. More than 1,000 free customer spaces are available in well-lit, dry, and conveniently located parkades near Downtown shopping and attractions.

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Give Hope This Holiday Season

December 4, 2019

No matter the size, your contributions will go the furthest toward making a difference when donated through established organizations

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Accessory Dwellings Help with Salem Housing Needs

November 27, 2019

Until mid-2024, the City of Salem will waive System Development Charges on accessory dwelling units to promote addition of new multi-family housing

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Painting Stimulates Creativity at Center 50+ Respite Care

November 27, 2019

“Food for Thought” is the theme of the eighth annual Art from the Heart show, 4-6 p.m. n December 3rd, at City of Salem’s Center 50+.

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Brown Road NE Will Open to Traffic on November 27

November 26, 2019

Construction of roadway and sidewalk safety improvements on Brown Road NE from Sunnyview Road NE to San Francisco Drive NE are nearly complete. Crews anticipate the street will open Wednesday, November 27. Drivers are advised to continue to use caution in this area as construction activities will extend until mid-January 2020.

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Dec. 20
Tinker Tech Time3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Story Room A
Salem Public Library

An afterschool drop-in program. Kids in grades 2–5 with an adult are invited to check out Tinker Tech kits for 30-minute sessions each Friday afternoon for use in the library. There are a limited number of kits available and are first-come, first reserved. A library card is required.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Dec. 21
Make and Take Saturdays for Kids11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Children and families are invited to explore their creativity and enjoy hands-on fun with a variety of open-ended crafts each Saturday.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Dec. 24
Cancelled - Lansing Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Waldo Middle School
2805 Lansing Ave NE
Salem OR 97301

Regular Meeting

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.

Cancelled - Southeast Salem Neighborhood Association (SESNA)7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Capital Park Church
410 19th ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Regular meeting

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

Phone: 503-588-2303

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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 503-588-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Dec. 25
Christmas

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

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Dec. 26
Edgewater Partnership Meeting12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.West Salem Boys & Girls Club
925 Gerth ST NW
Salem
OR 97304

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in the Edgewater District of West Salem. For more information, call City of Salem Neighborhood Services at 503-588-6207.

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