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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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Pedestrian Safety Study Results Brown-Bag Meeting on November 13

November 1, 2017

On November 13, the City will host a brown-bag meeting to present the findings of the Pedestrian Safety Study and to provide a Question & Answer session.

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Railroad Crossing Safety Improvements at Court Street NE, State Street, and Minto Island Road S

October 27, 2017

On October 30, the City will begin construction of safety improvements at three railroad crossings: Court St NE and State St by Riverfront Park, and the railroad crossing on Minto Island Rd S.

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City Hires Lead Consultant in Preparation for Riverfront Park Master Plan Update

October 27, 2017

The City has hired Greenworks Landscape Architects as the lead consultant for the Riverfront Park Master Plan update. They will assist the City in community engagement efforts such as surveys and public meetings as well as developing design alternatives and cost estimates.

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New Brewery Utilizes West Salem Redevelopment Grant

October 23, 2017

A new brewery is opening in West Salem thanks to the West Salem Redevelopment Grant Program.

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Jan. 24
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
Storytimes at the LibraryChildren's Room
Salem Public Library
Jan. 25
Edgewater Partnership Meeting12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.West Salem Boys & Girls Club
925 Gerth ST NW
OR 97304
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