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City Council Revises Multifamily Housing Design Code Changes

February 12, 2020

The City Council voted Monday to revise proposed code changes resulting from the Multifamily Housing Design project.

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Watch State of the City on Facebook at Noon

February 12, 2020

Co-hosted by the City of Salem, Salem City Club, Rotary Club of Salem, and the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, the annual State of the City is a chance for Salem's Mayor to reflect on the past year, and outline the vision for the City in the year ahead.

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Salem Exceeds Tree Canopy Goal

February 10, 2020

Salem's growing tree canopy provides $80 million a year in environmental benefit, enhancing air quality, filtering stormwater, and capturing and storing carbon to help combat climate change

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Best Books of 2019 list now available

February 3, 2020

Meet Salem Public Library’s Best Books 2019 – an annual list that celebrates books of interest to adult readers, as nominated by library patrons and staff combined with picks from critics and the publishing world. The list includes 104 highly appealing fiction and nonfiction picks, cluing in readers to top and indie picks they might have missed. Copies are available to view or print online or to pick up at a Salem Public Library location.

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Virtual Library is Wherever and Whenever You Are

January 29, 2020

While Salem Main Library is closed and before the Broadway location opens, take the opportunity to explore your virtual library.

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Our Books and More are Still Here for You

January 27, 2020

The temporary Salem Public Library located at 1400 Broadway NE (at the corner of Broadway and Hood), will open on February 18, 2020 and serve in place of the Main Library during a planned 18-month renovation. Salem Public Library at Broadway will be smaller than the Main Library. However, the space still lets us offer materials and public computer access for everyone! Throughout, you will continue to have uninterrupted access to our extensive online collection of ebooks, eaudiobooks, and research resources, available 24/7 at www.salemlibrary.org.

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Feb. 20
African-Americans in Oregon: A Unique Legacy7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Chemeketa Community College
Bldg 2 Student Center
4000 Lancaster DR NE
Salem
OR

From early exclusion policies to a member of the Ku Klux Klan running for governor in the 1920s and beyond, Oregon has a troubling early history of hostility toward African-American residents. Professor Dr. Julius McGee from Portland State University will explore the policies and decisions and examine how this legacy continues to impact Oregon today. Pastor Marilyn Williams, director of the African-American Youth Leadership Conference Salem-Keizer, will introduce our speaker.

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 ia an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Schirle Elementary School
4875 Justice Way S
Salem OR 97302

Regular Meeting

Agenda:

​February 20, 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.

Feb. 21
Legislative Committee Meeting12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301

legislative meeting

Agenda:

Legislative Committee Agenda

Phone: 503-540-2426

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 503-540-2426 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Feb. 22
Salem Reads: AAUW Speech Contest for girls in grades 10 and 119:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.Chemeketa Community College
Bldg 20
Rm 121
4000 Lancaster DR NE
Salem
OR

American Association of University Women, Salem will host a speech contest, which asks 10th and 11th grade girls to read Piecing Me Together and write a six-minute speech on racism, equality or opportunity for girls and women in the United States. Compete with other girls to win prizes of $500, $300, or $200. Essay writers should register by February 1 at the AAUW website

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Phone: 503-588-6315

Human Rights Commission Workplan Meeting 4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301

Meeting of the Human Rights Commission

Agenda:

​Human Rights Commission meeting agenda for February 22, 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.

Feb. 24
Family Caregiver Seminar - "The Language of Dementia"2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

"The Language of Dementia" is the theme of this month's free Understanding Alzheimer's Disease seminar for family caregivers. Join us and learn how to use verbal and non-verbal communication to minimize frustration and anger for both the caregiver and the person with dementia. Have more knowledge, skills, confidence, harmony and peace in your caregiving experience. Presented in partnership with the Among Friends Adult Day Respite and Time with Friends Programs, with additional support by NorthWest Senior & Disability Services.

Presenter: Dara Queen, Community Relations Director at Senior Helpers

Phone: 503-588-6303

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