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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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City Council Public Hearing on Multifamily Housing Design Jan. 27

January 14, 2020

The City Council will hold a public hearing January 27 on proposed code changes resulting from the Multifamily Housing Design project.

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Picking-up Holds While Salem Public Library is on the Move

January 10, 2020

If you regularly pick up your holds at the Main Library, 585 Liberty St. SE, your hold location will automatically switch to the West Salem Branch, 385 Glen Creek Rd. NW., from Feburary 2-18 while the Main Library moves to a temporary facility. You can also customize your hold pick up locations with a few easy steps.

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What’s happening
Jan. 20
West Salem Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Roth’s Fresh Markets
1130 Wallace RD NW
Salem OR 97304

Regular Meeting

Agenda:

January 20, 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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Jan. 21
Special City Council Meeting6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Special City Council Meeting. Discussion will include City Council Policy Agenda.

Agenda:

January 21, 2020 Special City Council Meeting

Meeting Minutes:

January 21, 2020 Special 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.

Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization Meeting - CAN-DO6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.First Christian Church
685 Marion ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Regular Meeting

Agenda:

​January 21, 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.

Northeast Neighbors (NEN)6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Salem First Church of the Nazarene
1550 Market ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Regular Meeting

Agenda:

​January 21, 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.

North East Salem Community Association Meeting - NESCA7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Fresh Start Market Community Center
3020 Center ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Regular Meeting

Agenda:

​January 21, 2020

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.

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