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City Launches Car Camping Pilot Program

January 24, 2020

To register your non-profit, public, or commercial property as a car camping location, apply to the City.

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Salem City Council Declares Housing Emergency

January 22, 2020

Salem City Council declared a housing emergency on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, as a means to increase temporary shelter options for those experiencing homelessness in Salem.

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Online Permit Portal Updated to Be Mobile-Friendly

January 17, 2020

The website used to pay and work with permits, licenses and land use applications has been updated to be mobile-friendly. Look for the changes after 6 p.m. on January 22nd.

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Fitzgerald Honored for Chinese Shrine Project

January 17, 2020

Salem stakeholders and Chinese descendant communities were involved in work documenting the underrepresented history of Salem's Chinese population

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Survey #2 for Eagle’s View Park is Online Until February 1

January 16, 2020

Take a short survey to review and comment on alternative designs for Eagle’s View Park Master Plan.

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Salem Council Poised to Declare Housing Emergency January 21

January 16, 2020

Pringle Hall, Safe Sleep Shelter and car camping may help provide shelter space for some of Salem’s unsheltered people

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What’s happening
Jan. 28
Salem Planning Commission Meeting5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Public meeting held the first and third Tuesday of every month.

Agenda:

Agenda

Phone: 503-588-6173

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 503-588-6173 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Lansing Neighborhood Association Meeting 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Waldo Middle School
2805 Lansing Ave NE
Salem OR 97301

Regular Meeting

Agenda:

January 28, 2020

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 Meeting - SESNA7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Capital Park Church
410 19th ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Regular Meeting

Agenda:

January 28, 2020

Phone: 503-540-2303

Learn more

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.

Jan. 31
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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Feb. 01
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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Feb. 02
Library Final Day of operation at current Main BranchSalem Public Library Main Branch
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Salem Public Library's Main Branch will be closed from February 3-17 for a move to a temporary facility as we prepare for the upcoming seismic renovation project. Salem Public Library at Broadway will open February 18, 2020 at 1400 Broadway St. NE, to serve during construction.

Online library services—access to the library catalog and downloading of eBooks and audiobooks—will be available throughout the move and construction phases.

The West Salem Branch, 395 Glen Creek Rd. NW, will be open and maintain services throughout the move and construction phases.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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