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Federal Funding Available for Local Non-Profits and For-Profit Developers

November 15, 2019

Beginning November 20, eligible non-profits and for-profit developers in Salem and Keizer can submit proposals for approximately $1,400,000 in City of Salem Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership programs funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Applications will also be accepted for approximately $400,000 from the City’s funds designated for supportive services.

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Willamette Floodplain Restoration Receives Grant

November 15, 2019

Meyer Memorial Trust and Bonneville Power Administration grants will fund the third phase of ongoing work to restore the 307-acre Minto Island conservation Area

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Police Chief Announces Retirement Plans

November 14, 2019

Today, Chief Moore celebrates 14 years of service as police chief of the City of Salem. He has 42 years of law enforcement experience.

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Salem Joins an International Movement to Honor Transgender Day of Remembrance November 20, 2019

November 14, 2019

The Human Rights Commission invites Salem residents to join others around the world for a somber observance of those killed in the past year due to anti-transgender violence. The event will be held on Wendesday, November 20 at 7 p.m. at Salem’s Center 50+.

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Eagle’s View Park Master Planning Process Begins

November 7, 2019

Join us Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for the first of three neighborhood visioning workshops for Eagle’s View Park. All three meetings will take place at Roth’s West Salem, 1130 Wallace Road NW (upstairs in the Founders Room ‘N’). Hot beverages and cookies will be provided.

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Public Hearing on Multifamily Housing Design Nov. 19

November 4, 2019

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Nov. 19 on proposed code changes resulting from the Multifamily Housing Design project.

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Nov. 19
CDBG/HOME/General Fund Assistance Training3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.Urban Development Department
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Technical assistance workshops to assist potential applicants for Federal CDBG and HOME grants, and City General Fund grants.

Presenter: Shelly Ehenger

Phone: 503-588-6178

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

Regular Meeting

Agenda:

​November 19, 2019

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.

Salem Planning Commission Meeting5:30 p.m.8:30 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

Phone: 503-588-6173

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 503-588-6173 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:

November 19, 2019

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 (NESCA)7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Fresh Start Market Community Center
3020 Center ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Regular Meeting

Agenda:

November 19, 2019

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.

Storytimes at Salem LibraryChildren's Room
Salem Public Library

  • Preschool Storytime: 10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
  • Infant/Toddler Storytime: 11 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • Tiny Tots Playtime: 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Phone: 503-588-6315

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