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Potential Protest Activity Expected at the State Capitol in the Coming Days

January 14, 2021

For events that occur at the state capitol, the Oregon State Police (OSP) has jurisdiction and enforcement responsibility

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New Playground and Pathways to Enjoy at Secor Park

January 14, 2021

South Salem neighbors have new features to enjoy at Secor Park, which is located next to Crossler Middle School. Secor Park has a new playground, paved paths, benches, a picnic area, and a new bridge over Waln Creek. The first phase of upgrades comes 40 years after the park was first established.

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All Salem City Councilors Denounce White Supremacy and Acts of Racism

January 12, 2021

Final resolutions will be brought forward for adoption at the January 25 City Council meeting

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Limited Curbside Service Reopens at Salem Public Library at Broadway

January 12, 2021

Salem Public Library will resume limited contactless Curbside Service, by appointment only, to Salem Public Library cardholders beginning Tuesday, January 19. This service offers patrons with an appointment a chance to pick up holds and return library materials.

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Local Youth Committee Wants Peers to be Better Prepared as They “Start the Next Chapter”

January 11, 2021

Teens at ILEAD Youth Leadership Summit will attend virtual workshops focusing on adulting, healthy life management.

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Greenhouse Gas Inventories Guide Salem's Climate Action Plan

January 8, 2021

Everything from the Willamette Valley produce on our table to the North Santiam River water flowing from our taps is susceptible to climate change

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Marion County Board of Property Tax Appeals Meets February 10

January 5, 2021

County Board of appeals will meet unless Marion County official prohibit the meeting due to pandemic

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Alton Chung: Storyteller

January 4, 2021

Kids and families are invited to join storyteller Alton Chung on an odyssey to adventure in which you will meet myth-chief makers, monsters, heroes, and heroines in faraway lands where magic is real.

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Salem Police Overview of January 1 Protests

January 2, 2021

City, county and state law enforcement worked cooperatively to keep the peace

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Join the Virtual Erosion Control and Stormwater Management Summit January 26

January 1, 2021

The 10th annual Erosion Control & Stormwater Management Summit has gone virtual for 2021. The event hosted by the Mid-Willamette Outreach Group will be held via Zoom on January 26, 2021, 10am – 3:45pm.

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What’s happening
Jan. 21
Historic Landmarks Commission5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

This is a public meeting held on the third thursday of every month.

Agenda:

​Agenda

Phone: 503-540-2304

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 503-540-2304 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Cancelled - Northgate Neighborhood Association Meeting6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular monthly meeting cancelled.

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

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.

Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular monthly meeting. Please see agenda for Zoom meeting link.

Agenda:

January 21, 2021

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.

Jan. 23
SPL Storytime at Home8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Families are invited to join Youth Services staff online each week for stories, songs, and fingerplays. New online storytimes are published on the library's Facebook page using #splathome each Monday and Saturday in English and Thursday in Spanish.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Jan. 25
"Let's Talk Travel" - First Stop - Hawaii10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.Virtual Meeting

We will soon be able to travel again, and during these next few months you may want to start looking at some wonderful destinations that are awaiting you! All dreamers are welcome, just attend the Zoom meeting and visit with other travelers who will share their tips and "must sees." Each session will have a host and a special guest. After you register you'll receive a Zoom invitation and a Zoom guide, which includes a link to a How-to-Zoom tutorial. All those who attend this presentation will be put into a drawing for a Hawaiian gift basket. 7 Dimensions of Wellness: Social, Intellectual, and Emotional

Cost: $ 5

Presenter: Center 50+ staff

Phone: 503-588-6303

City Council Finance Committee Meeting4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.Virtual Meeting

The Salem City Council Finance Committee is a standing committee of the City Council whose purpose is to advise the City Council and City Manager on financial policy, planning and management issues. To sign up to provide public testimony, please email [email protected] by 1PM the day of meeting.

Agenda:

January 25, 2021

Phone: 5035886040

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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 5035886040 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

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