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Join Us for an Our Salem Webinar April 8

March 31, 2020

Join us for a webinar on April 8 to hear about different options for how Salem could grow.

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Downtown Salem Parking Changes in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

March 30, 2020

City has suspended fees and meters and three-hour time limit in downtown parking district

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Salem Police Encourages Compliance with Governor Brown’s Executive Order

March 24, 2020

Regarding Governor Brown’s Executive Order, officers’ primary function will be to educate the public and ask for compliance with the list of allowed activities. We understand the hardships this order creates, but we believe that following the directions set forth in the order will help keep everyone healthy and safe.

Con respecto a la orden ejecutiva de la Gobernadora Brown, la función principal de nuestros oficiales sera educar al publico y pedir el cumplimiento de la lista de actividades permitidas. Entendemos las dificultades que esta orden crea, pero creemos que siguiendo las instrucciones establecida en la orden ayudara a mantener a todos sanos y seguros.

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Stay Home, Stay Healthy with New Salem Measures

March 23, 2020

Salem Civic Center offices will be closed, but many services can be accessed online or by phone. Park play equipment, fields, fountains and most restrooms are closed to public use, except facilities in parks where homeless camping is allowed

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Stay Home, Stay Healthy and Stay Connected, Salem

March 21, 2020

Health authorities continue to advise that we stay home to stay healthy, maintain social distance of six or more feet

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Park Changes in Programs and Services

March 20, 2020

To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce opportunities for continued transmission of the virus, we are making changes to some of our park programs and services.

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Virtual Library Still Available While Branches Are Closed

March 20, 2020

Use your library card to access a wide range of online materials through your virtual library

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'To Go' 15-Minute Parking Spaces Now Available in Downtown Spaces

March 19, 2020

City urges residents to support their local restaurants with take-out dining while dining rooms are closed during COVID-19 pandemic

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Salem City Council to Consider Withdrawing Employee Payroll Tax Measure on May 2020 Ballot

March 19, 2020

Goal of withdrawal is to reduce the financial strain on local residents, businesses and utility customers due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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The Library and COVID-19 - What you need to know

March 18, 2020

Salem Public Library branches are closed for the time being to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading

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What’s happening
Apr. 07
Cancelled - Preschool Storytime10:15 a.m.10:40 a.m.SPL Meeting Room
1400 Broadway St NE
Salem
OR

Interactive stories, songs, and movement for children ages 2 ½ to 6 and their grownups. Free passes are available 15 minutes prior to each storytime. Due to Fire Marshal ratings, the Meeting Room is limited to a maximum of 35 occupants.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Cancelled - Center 50+ Advisory Commission Meeting9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce opportunities for continued transmission of the virus, we are making changes to some of our programs and services. Through April 9, 2020, the City will be suspending advisory board and commission meetings, and community events and activities.

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

Phone: 503-588-6303

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 503-588-6303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Cancelled - Lapsit Storytime11:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.SPL Meeting Room
1400 Broadway St NE
Salem
OR

Just right for babies through toddlers age 2 ½ to enjoy with their grownups. Free passes are available 15 minutes prior to each storytime. Due to Fire Marshal ratings, the Meeting Room is limited to a maximum of 35 occupants.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Salem Planning Commission Meeting5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Public meeting held the first and third Tuesday of every month. THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD DIGITALLY. Please join this meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone by clicking this link: https://www.gotomeet.me/SalemPlanning/salem-planning-commission-04-07-2020 You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (872) 240-3212 Access Code: 509-425-477 The City will be using GoTo Meeting software to host this meeting. New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when the meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/509425477 The City of Salem and the Salem Planning Commission thanks you for your support in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by attending this public meeting digitally.

Agenda:

​Agenda

Phone: 503-540-2347

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 503-540-2347 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Cancelled - SouthWest Association of Neighbors Meeting - SWAN6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.Salem Heights Elementary School
3495 Liberty Rd S
Salem OR 97302

Regular Meeting

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

Phone: 503-540-2303

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.

Apr. 08
North Neighbors (N2) Meeting11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in North Salem Neighborhoods. For more information, call Salem Leadership Foundation at 503-315-8924.

We meet every second Tuesday of each month. Locations vary.

Phone: 503-315-8924

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