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Salem River Crossing

The need for a third bridge across the Willamette River in the Salem area has been discussed for many years. Learn More


Start here to find out what issues are being discussed in Salem and ongoing planning projects. Topics can span issues like transportation, neighborhoods, bridges, new businesses, new buildings, public works,... Learn More


Here, you will find a list of local, national, and international resources that might be of interest to civic-minded groups and individuals and those frequenting Salem CityWatch pages. A goal of Salem CityWatch is to provide factually correct information of importance to our community. Learn more...

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  • School Board Candidate Forum At Straub Middle School – April 20th – Tonight!

    Hear from candidates running for the Salem-Keizer School Board Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6:30pm at Straub Middle School Candidates: Zone 1: Mark Bateman, Kathy Goss, Kathleen Harder and Ross Swartzendruber Zone 3: Jonathan Baker and Sheronne Blasi Zone 5: Jesse Lippold and Levi Herrera-Lopez Zone 7: Paul Kyllo See Zone Map Note: All Salem-Keizer […]

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  • Congratulations to Amanda Deyerle for receiving OLCV’s Volunteer of the Year Award!

    Congratulations to Amanda Deyerle, Salem CityWatch member, for receiving OLCV’s Volunteer of the Year Award! Amanda Deyerle has been a member of OLCV’s Marion County Leadership Committee for over a decade.  She is one of their most reliable and dedicated volunteers in the entire state. Amanda’s breadth of knowledge and experience, her political acumen and keen […]

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  • April 18 Public Hearing on Accessory Dwelling Units

    Tuesday, April 18 at 5:30 PM City Council Chambers ​​​The Salem Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers to consider amendments to the Salem Revised Code that would allow accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in Salem. An ADU is a second dwelling unit that is […]

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