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Temporary Standards Adopted for Patios and Patio Coverings

October 22, 2020

Temporary standards allow more placement flexibility, but still require structures meet other safety and development codes

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Grant Funding Available for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

October 20, 2020

Additional grant opportunities are now available for local small businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19. The City of Salem has approximately $150,000 in Business Oregon grant funding available for Salem businesses and non-profits. Business Oregon also recently made available an additional $1.2M for businesses in the Mid-Willamette Valley. If you are a Salem-area business or non-profit that has not yet accessed this funding, you can do so now.

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Center 50 Plus Launches WOW Van to Keep Seniors Connected

October 19, 2020

Salem’s Center 50+ now offers mobile wellness services. With the support from Salem Health, United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley, P3 Health Partners Oregon, and Home Instead Senior Care, Center 50+ now delivers socially distanced wellness services to area seniors.

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Finalists Invited to Interview for Salem Police Chief

October 16, 2020

After an in-depth recruitment and screening process, the City of Salem has invited two candidates to interview for the planned Police Chief vacancy for retiring Chief Jerry Moore.

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Congratulations City Councilor Brad Nanke

October 15, 2020

The prestigious James C. Richards Award was presented Wednesday to Salem City Councilor Brad Nanke during the League of Oregon Cities’ 95th Annual Conference, which was held virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The award is given to an elected city official who serves the citizens of Oregon through an exceptional personal investment in intergovernmental affairs.

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City Reports Progress on Council Priorities

October 13, 2020

Survey finds Salem residents satisfied with core services, concerned about homelessness

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Are You Ready? Step 7: Reconnect and Restore

October 12, 2020

Once you've taken care of the urgent and immediate needs after an earthquake, continue to follow the plan you prepared in advance

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Are You Ready? Step 6: Improve Safety

October 11, 2020

Once the earthquake is over, take action quickly and safely

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Are You Ready? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On

October 9, 2020

Taking quick action to protect yourself when an earthquake starts shaking can save your life.

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Temporary Street Closure on Chemeketa Street NE October 12-16

October 9, 2020

Beginning Monday, October 12, 2020, Chemeketa Street NE will close to all traffic between 12th Street NE and 13th Street. Bicycle and pedestrian detours will be in place. This closure is necessary for Union Pacific Railroad to complete repairs. Chemeketa Street NE is expected to re-open by Saturday, October 17.

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What’s happening
Oct. 26
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:

October 26, 2020 City Council Agenda

Meeting Minutes:

October 26, 2020 City Council 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

Regular Meeting of the Urban Renewal Agency

Agenda:

https://salem.legistar.com/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.

Oct. 27
Acrylic Painting - Center 50+ online class10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Digital 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. Class will be held utilizing GoToMeeting. After students have registered for class, instructor Bridget Miller will send more information via email or phone. Last date to register for class is the Friday before each Tuesday class.

Cost: $ 14

Presenter: Instructor Bridget Miller

Phone: 503-588-6303

Intermediate Smartphones & Tablets - Center 50+ online course begins1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

This 4-week intermediate course will be held Tuesdays from Oct 27 to Nov 17. It will teach you how to use some of the more complicated apps on your device, like maps, calendar, camera and internet. Please have your device charged, make sure you have email set up, and have necessary passwords ready. All operating systems and carriers welcome. Classes will be held utilizing Zoom. In order to attend online classes, you'll need internet connection, either a laptop computer, desktop computer with camera and microphone, smartphone or tablet. After you register for this course, you'll receive an email within 3 business days, with a link and instructions how to get onto a Zoom meeting. Any questions, call 503-588-6349.

Cost: $ 56

Presenter: Breanna Weston of Digital Natives

Phone: 503-588-6303

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Exploring Together: A Focus on Homelessness6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Talking about homelessness is often uncomfortable, sometimes confusing, and almost always difficult. Salem Public Library invites you to get uncomfortable with us as we provide an opportunity for community members to do the important work of exploring homelessness in America. In this series of community conversations, staff will act as facilitators and work to establish a respectful and supportive space for everyone to contribute their thoughts, share questions, and explore the ideas from the readings and videos. Each of the three discussions will have its own focus:

Session 1: Misconceptions of Homelessness (October 27) Session 2: History of Poverty (November 17) Session 3: Social Resources and Help (December 15)

We ask that you prepare for these discussions by reading or watching at least one entry from the suggested resources list. The resource list for the upcoming meeting can be found at the top of the registration form.

Sign up to get Exploring Together Zoom login information by email on the morning of the discussion.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Cultural & Tourism Promotion Advisory Board Meeting6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board will hold a special meeting to discuss selection of the next Destination Marketing Organization. The meeting will be virtual, via Zoom. Contact Chris Neider is you wish to attend.

Agenda:

October 27, 2020 Agenda

Phone: 503-540-2361

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 503-540-2361 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

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