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City of Salem Joins Portland General Electric's Green Future Program

August 22, 2019

The energy that powers the City of Salem is going to get greener in a big way. By the end of 2021, 80 percent of the energy that powers the City’s operations will come from renewable sources.

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Building Permit Feedback Surveys Headed Your Way

August 20, 2019

Starting August 21, building permit applicants and contractors can expect to see emails requesting feedback on their permit experience. These two-question surveys will be sent automatically by email at various stages of the building permit process.

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School Zone Flashing Beacon Testing 2019

August 16, 2019

On Tuesday, August 20, 2019 and Wednesday, August 21, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the City of Salem will be testing the operation of all school speed zone flashing beacons in Salem and Keizer. e your long teaser here.

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Tamerhoulet Earns Top Oregon Building Official Award

August 15, 2019

Rebai Tamerhoulet, Salem’s Building and Safety Division Manager, was named Oregon Building Official of the Year on August 1, at the Oregon Building Officials Association annual business meeting and conference.

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LUBA Returns Costco Decision for Salem Review

August 14, 2019

Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals rejects Salem ruling on Costco. The City is evaluating available options.

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Salem Police Chief Moore Responds to Recent Shooting Incidents

August 12, 2019

A message to the community from Salem Police Chief Jerry Moore.

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Aug. 27
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Explore Acrylic Inks10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Plaza in alley next to JC Penney
305 Liberty ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Enjoy expressing your creative side in an outdoor setting, with an experienced art instructor as your coach. The plaza is located between JC Penney and the Chemeketa Parkade.

Presenter: Stacie Clark

Phone: 503-588-6303

Cancelled - Free English Classes/Clases de inglés gratis2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Todos los niveles (estudiantes principiantes, intermedios y avanzados de inglés) pueden venir a esta clase gratuita de inglés ahora disponible semanalmente en la Biblioteca Pública de Salem. Sólo toma unos minutos para inscribirse. Asiste cuando pueda. Esta clase se enseña un instructor con experiencia de Industrias Goodwill. Disponible a través de una asociación con Industrias Goodwill y la Biblioteca Pública de Salem. All levels (beginning, intermediate, and advanced English students) are available at this free drop-in English class now available weekly at Salem Public Library. It only takes a few minutes to enroll. Attend when you can. This class is taught by an experienced instructor from Goodwill Industries. Available through a partnership with Goodwill Industries and Salem Public Library.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Lansing Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Capital Baptist Church
3000 Lansing AVE
Salem OR 97301

Regular Meeting

Agenda:

August 27, 2019

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.

Southeast Salem Neighborhood Association (SESNA)7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Richmond School Park
540 Richmond ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Regular meeting

Agenda:

​August 27, 2019

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 - Storytimes at Salem LibraryChildren's Room
Salem Public Library

  • Preschool Storytime: 10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
  • Infant/Toddler Storytime: 11 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • Tiny Tots Playtime: 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Phone: 503-588-6315

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Aug. 28
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Floral Arranging10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Wednesday Farmers Market
530 Chemeketa ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Learn to make beautiful flower arrangements with experienced instructor Maria Palacio. All supplies provided.

Presenter: Maria Palacio

Phone: 503-588-6303

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