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Take the March into Non-Fiction Reading Challenge!

February 24, 2020

Do you have what it takes to complete the March into Nonfiction Reading Challenge? Readers and listeners (ages 0 - 18) are invited to read books from a variety of non-fiction categories in March, and earn a free book to keep in April. No registration is necessary. Simply print out a copy of the March into Non-Fiction reading log, find a few good non-fiction titles, and begin reading!

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Police Station Transportation Improvements

February 21, 2020

Beginning Monday, March 2, 2020, Liberty Street NE between Division Street NE and the Mill Creek bridge will be temporarily closed to all through traffic (see attached map). The northbound lane on Liberty Street NE will re-open in early April. Pedestrians and motorists are asked to use caution and plan for some delays as traffic is re-routed toward High Street NE and Commercial Street NE.

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Final Public Workshop Planned for Eagle’s View Park Master Plan

February 20, 2020

Join us Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the third Eagle’s View Park public visioning workshop at Roth’s West Salem, Founder’s Room ‘N’, at 6:30 p.m. The presentation of the preferred alternative plan design represents a culmination of input received from the neighbors at the first two public visioning workshops and two online surveys. There will still be opportunities to participate in this process as the preferred design moves through the planning process to adoption. The next steps after the public workshop is to present the plan to the West Salem Neighborhood Association, the Salem Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and then to City Council for formal adoption.

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"This Place Matters" Photo Contest Gets Under Way

February 20, 2020

Enter in any or all of four categories in youth and adult contests

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City Council Lists 2020 Policy Agenda

February 19, 2020

Low-barrier shelter, single-property urban renewal area for affordable housing, sobering center partnership are among housing priorities

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Salem Water is Clean and Safe to Drink

February 18, 2020

City reservoirs have enough treated water to meet Salem water customer needs during short events

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What’s happening
Feb. 25
Salem Planning Commission5:30 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

- CA19-07 Staff Report

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.

Salem Reads: Priced Out Documentary Film7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Grand Theatre
191 High St NE
Salem
OR 97301

Salem Progressive Film Series presents a film exploring the complexities of gentrification. Priced Out (2017) is a heartbreaking documentary of the history of housing discrimination in Portland and the personal impact it has on residents. There will be a moderated discussion following the film.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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:

February 25, 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:

February 25, 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.

Feb. 26
Hearings Officer 5:30 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 Task Force February meeting 6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301

Meeting of the Human Rights Commission LGBTQ Rights Task Force

Agenda:

​Human Rights LGBTQ Rights Task Force meeting agenda for February 26, 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.

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