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UPDATED - What You Need to Know About Fires and Salem's Drinking Water Safety

September 17, 2020

The City of Salem continues to monitor fire and water conditions carefully. Water remains safe to drink.

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Zoning Open House Focuses on City Shops Redevelopment

September 17, 2020

Virtual Open House will be online through September 22, 2020

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Salem Remembers Victims of Anti-transgender Violence

September 17, 2020

Online event is part of an international movement to honor Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Fire and Recovery Updates - September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020

Get information about the fires near Salem. The map shows conditions as of September 13, 2020.

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Draft Vision for Future Growth Now Online

September 15, 2020

Check out the draft vision for future growth and development online. The draft vision reflects priorities that the community has expressed over the last year as part of the Our Salem project.

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Wildfire and Recovery Updates/Actualizaciones sobre incendios forestales y recuperación

September 14, 2020

Find all the City's news stories related to the 2020 Beachie Creek Fire. Map shows conditions as of September 13, 2020. Encuentre todas las noticias de la ciudad relacionadas con el incendio de Beachie Creek 2020. El mapa muestra las condiciones al 13 de septiembre de 2020.

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Protect Yourself and Others During Ash Cleanup

September 14, 2020

Health and environmental Resources offer advice for safe cleanup

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Salem Awards Grant Funding to Local Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19

September 14, 2020

Funding benefits cultural and heritage nonprofits

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Salem Interactive Map Layers Air Quality, Evacuation Zones and Active Wildfires

September 12, 2020

While there are no evacuation orders for the City of Salem, new map provide a resource to monitor conditions

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Firefighters See Gains, Sheriff Reduces Some Evacuation Levels

September 12, 2020

Even as some City of Salem employees are directly affected by the fire, we are assisting neighboring cities and Marion County with a variety of efforts related to the fire.

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Sep. 22
Exploring Together: A Focus on Race and Racism6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Talking about race and racism is often uncomfortable, sometimes confusing, and almost always difficult. Salem Public Library invites you to get uncomfortable with us as we provide an opportunity for community members to do the important work of exploring race and racism in America. In this series of community conversations, staff will act as facilitators and work to establish a respectful and supportive space for everyone to contribute their thoughts, share questions, and explore the ideas from the readings and videos. Each of the three discussions will have its own focus: Session 1: Systemic Racism and White Privilege (July 28-DONE) Session 2: Race and the Criminal Justice System (August 25-DONE) Session 3: The History of Racism in America and Oregon (September 22) Sign up to get Exploring Together Zoom login information by email on the morning of the discussion. We ask that participants prepare by reading, listening to, or watching at least one of the recommended resource for the discussion, as listed at the top of the sign-up form.

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: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

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.Virtual Meeting

Regular meeting. Contact SESNA at [email protected] to receive an invitation. A Zoom invite will be emailed to you the day of the meeting.

Agenda:

September 22, 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.

Sep. 23
Writer's Group - Center 50+ online chat group1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Have your children ever said to you - you tell such great stories, you should write them down! This group will help you to do that very thing. Please come and join us - its free! Meet people and share your stories; it's an easy way to get ideas and is lots of fun. To attend chat groups, you'll need internet connection, either a laptop or desktop computer with camera and microphone, a smartphone or tablet. To sign up, you must email your name, phone number, and the name of the class you wish to attend to [email protected] Within two business days you'll receive a Zoom meeting link and instructions.

Phone: 503-588-6303

Human Rights Commission LGBTQIA+ Intersectional Task Force6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

regularly scheduled meeting

Agenda:

Human Rights Commission LGBTQIA+ Intersectional Rights Task Force Agenda

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.

Hearings Officer 5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

This regular meeting of the Salem Hearings Officer will take place online. If you are interested in attending, you can digitally attend the meeting using any computer, tablet, or smart phone. Staff Reports and presentations for this meeting will be available at this link: https://www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/hearings-officer.aspx DIGITAL MEETING INFORMATION To view and listen to this hearing LIVE on YouTube, please visit this link with any computer, tablet, or smart phone: http://bit.ly/planningpublicmeetings To provide written testimony: Direct written comment to the case manager listed below. Staff recommends emailing your comments to ensure receipt before the public hearing. To provide testimony virtually at the public hearing: Sign up by contacting Zachery Cardoso at [email protected] or 503-540-2304 by September 23, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. to receive instructions. The City of Salem thanks you for your support in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by attending this public meeting digitally. For any questions or concerns about the above information, please contact Zachery Cardoso, Staff Assistant at [email protected] or 503-540-2304.

Agenda:

Agenda

CU-SPR-DAP-DR20-06 Staff Report

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.

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