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Indicators Chosen to Evaluate Salem as it Grows

January 16, 2019

As Salem grows, the city should be evaluated on everything from its housing affordability to its tree canopy to people’s access to frequent transit. That is the broad consensus from the community and others who provided input as part of the Our Salem project.

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City of Salem Honors Area's First Inhabitants

January 15, 2019

The City of Salem took a historic step Monday night to honor the city’s original inhabitants when City of Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett issued a proclamation recognizing January 22, 2019, as Willamette Valley Treaty Commemoration Day.

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City and nonprofit organizations connect homeless to services, coordinate clean-up under the Marion Street Bridge

January 15, 2019

On Tuesday, January 15 the City of Salem led a coordinated response to connect people camping under Marion Street Bridge with the social services they need, and clean up under the bridge. Present at the clean-up were local housing, medical, food and other social service organizations, who contacted the roughly 30 individuals living under the bridge.

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2019 Salem Reads Kicks Off offers events, activities throughout February

January 11, 2019

Good Morning, Midnight, a novel by Lily Brooks-Dalton will be the third annual Salem Reads book. The Salem Public Library Foundation, which sponsors the annual community-wide reading program, encourages all community members to read the book and get ready to participate in discussions and events throughout February 2019.

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City Helps Campers Under Marion Street Bridge in Coordinated Response with Local Service Providers

January 9, 2019

On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, a team, including staff from the Union Gospel Mission, Mid-Valley Community Action Agency’s ARCHES program and City Vibe, joined the City in posting a notice before the clean-up began, so people could get access to available services, remove their belongings and leave the area under the Marion Street Bridge adjacent to Marion Square Park.

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Salem Mayor to Speak about City Plans for 2019

January 8, 2019

City of Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett will give his 2019 State of the City address on Wed., Jan. 23 at noon. This free event will be held at the Salem Convention Center.

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Jan. 23
Scrabble Club5:45 p.m.8:30 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
Storytimes at the LibraryChildren's Room
Salem Public Library
Jan. 24
Edgewater Partnership Meeting12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.West Salem Boys & Girls Club
925 Gerth ST NW
OR 97304
Downtown Advisory Board12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.Urban Development Department
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Writers Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
Jan. 25
Signing Time with Dawn Prochovnic11:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.Salem Public Library
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