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Potential Protest Activity Expected at the State Capitol in the Coming Days

January 14, 2021

For events that occur at the state capitol, the Oregon State Police (OSP) has jurisdiction and enforcement responsibility

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New Playground and Pathways to Enjoy at Secor Park

January 14, 2021

South Salem neighbors have new features to enjoy at Secor Park, which is located next to Crossler Middle School. Secor Park has a new playground, paved paths, benches, a picnic area, and a new bridge over Waln Creek. The first phase of upgrades comes 40 years after the park was first established.

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All Salem City Councilors Denounce White Supremacy and Acts of Racism

January 12, 2021

Final resolutions will be brought forward for adoption at the January 25 City Council meeting

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Limited Curbside Service Reopens at Salem Public Library at Broadway

January 12, 2021

Salem Public Library will resume limited contactless Curbside Service, by appointment only, to Salem Public Library cardholders beginning Tuesday, January 19. This service offers patrons with an appointment a chance to pick up holds and return library materials.

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Local Youth Committee Wants Peers to be Better Prepared as They “Start the Next Chapter”

January 11, 2021

Teens at ILEAD Youth Leadership Summit will attend virtual workshops focusing on adulting, healthy life management.

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Greenhouse Gas Inventories Guide Salem's Climate Action Plan

January 8, 2021

Everything from the Willamette Valley produce on our table to the North Santiam River water flowing from our taps is susceptible to climate change

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Marion County Board of Property Tax Appeals Meets February 10

January 5, 2021

County Board of appeals will meet unless Marion County official prohibit the meeting due to pandemic

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Alton Chung: Storyteller

January 4, 2021

Kids and families are invited to join storyteller Alton Chung on an odyssey to adventure in which you will meet myth-chief makers, monsters, heroes, and heroines in faraway lands where magic is real.

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Salem Police Overview of January 1 Protests

January 2, 2021

City, county and state law enforcement worked cooperatively to keep the peace

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Join the Virtual Erosion Control and Stormwater Management Summit January 26

January 1, 2021

The 10th annual Erosion Control & Stormwater Management Summit has gone virtual for 2021. The event hosted by the Mid-Willamette Outreach Group will be held via Zoom on January 26, 2021, 10am – 3:45pm.

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What’s happening
Jan. 25
Executive Session of the City Council5:30 p.m.5:45 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Executive Session - ORS 192.660(2)(e) Real Property Transactions

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

Phone: 503-588-6097

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 503-588-6097 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Executive Session of the City Council5:45 p.m.6:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Executive Session - ORS 192.660(2)(e) Real Property Transactions

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

Phone: 503-588-6097

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 503-588-6097 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Salem Housing Authority Commission Meeting6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular meeting of the Salem Housing Authority Commission

Agenda:

Salem Housing Authority Commission Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes:

Salem Housing Authority Commission Meeting Minutes

Phone: 503-373-3801

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 503-373-3801 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

City Council Meeting6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular Meeting of the City Council

View meeting in real-time on Comcast Cable CC:Media Channel 21 or CCTVSalem You Tube Channel

Submit comments on agenda items no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting at [email protected]

Agenda:

January 25, 2021 City Council Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes:

January 25, 2021 City Council Meeting Minutes

Phone: 503-588-6097

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 503-588-6097 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Urban Renewal Agency Meeting6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regula meeting of the Urban Renewal Agency

Agenda:

https://salem.legistarcom/Calendar.aspx

Phone: 503.588.6097

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 503.588.6097 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Jan. 26
January Acrylic Painting - Center 50+ online class10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

You will enjoy painting a portrait of either a landscape, floral, animal seascape or still life. In order to attend this class online, you will need a laptop computer, desk computer with camera and microphone, smartphone, or tablet. After students have registered for this class the instructor will contact you and give you more information.

Cost: $ 14

Presenter: Bridget Miller

Phone: 503-588-6303

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