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Salem Affordable Housing Needs: Opportunity to Comment

May 26, 2020

2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Available for Public Comment Starting May 26

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Mayor Cheers “Great Work” around COVID-19 Efforts in Salem

May 22, 2020

Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett cheered “the great work everyone has done in Salem as we move forward” in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

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Food for Fines 2020 is on – May 15-June 15

May 15, 2020

Food for Fines 2020 will run from May 15-June 15 at Salem Public Library - but the program will look different than it has in past years. This year, we are asking that you make a donation to Marion-Polk Food Share through their online system. For every $1 donated to Marion Polk Food Share, Salem Public Library will reduce library fines by $5.

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May is Rise Above Plastic Pollution Month

May 15, 2020

May is Rise Above Plastic Pollution month through the Surfrider Foundation. This month we will be providing tips and actions you can take to reduce single-use plastic and plastic in the home.

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Park Planning Continues Through 2020

May 15, 2020

Park improvements at Riverfront Park and Secor Park are coming summer 2020. Several park master planning projects are also moving forward in 2020 with many opportunities for public involvement.

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Addressing Low-Income and Business Community's Needs During COVID-19

May 15, 2020

Plan amendments available for public comment May 18-22

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Downtown Salem Marion and Chemeketa Parkades Reopen May 15

May 15, 2020

Parking permits and time limits in 3-hour spaces won't be enforced until July 1

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The Eagle’s View Park draft master plan is moving forward!

May 13, 2020

Join the West Salem Neighborhood Association (WSNA) meeting via Zoom on Monday, May 18, at 7:00 p.m. The draft park master plan will be presented to the WSNA Board and neighbors. You can find the agenda with a link to join the meeting at the West Salem Neighborhood Association web page under Agendas and Minutes.

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Salem Encourages Residents to Sign Up for Community Connect and COVID-19 Self Reporting

May 8, 2020

Community Connect is a secure, easy to use platform that allows residents to self-report critical information about their household to aid first responders and emergency service personnel to respond more efficiently and effectively; ultimately resulting in better incident outcomes.

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City of Salem Mask Drive Continues

May 7, 2020

Salem Fire Training Division is site for Wednesday cloth mask donations beginning May 13

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What’s happening
May 27
Quaran-Teen Book Chat3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Middle and high school students - please join us for the next Quaran-Teen Virtual Book Chat, hosted by Teen Librarian Sonja Somerville! This week we'll talk about books in general and focus some conversation and trivia time on the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer.

We are using Kahoot for the trivia portion, so if you can bring a phone or tablet in addition to the one you are using to get on Zoom, that is awesome! If not, we can figure it out.

For Zoom meeting ID and password, please email [email protected] in advance!

Phone: 503-588-6315

Cancelled - Hearings Officer5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Public meeting held the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

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

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.

Human Rights LGBTQ Rights Virtual Meeting6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

Digital meeting of the Human Rights Commission LGBTQ Rights Task Force, Please submit public comment in advance to [email protected] or call 503-540-2371.

Agenda:

Human Rights LGBTQ Rights Task Force meeting agenda for May 27, 2020

Phone: 503-540-2371

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 503-540-2371 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

May 28
Cancelled - Edgewater Partnership Meeting12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.West Salem Boys & Girls Club
925 Gerth ST NW
Salem
OR 97304

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in the Edgewater District of West Salem. For more information, call City of Salem Neighborhood Services at 503-588-6207.

Cancelled - Downtown Advisory Committee12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.Urban Development Department
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Regular Meeting of the Downtown Advisory Board

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

Phone: 503-588-6178

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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 503-588-6178 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

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