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We believe direct citizen action is essential to a thriving democracy and that the burdens and benefits of community development should be shared equally among all citizens.

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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

Issues

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

Resources

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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Latest News

  • City Council Meeting Preview:

    At the February 13, 2017 Salem City Council the Mayor will issue a proclamation honoring the 45th anniversary of the Salem Neighborhood Association Program. There will also be a presentation from the Mid-Willamette Homeless Initiative Presentation. The Council will consider the acquisition of a property which would allow widening a portion of 12th St SE. […]

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  • Mid-Willamette Homeless Initiative Task Force Meeting – Tonight!

    The Mid-Willamette Homeless Initiative is a collaborative effort among the cities of Salem and Keizer and Marion and Polk counties. The task force’s purpose is to identify and launch proven strategies that will reduce homelessness in the Marion-Polk county region, encompassing the cities of Keizer and Salem. Co-chairs include Salem Mayor Anna Peterson, Keizer Mayor Cathy Clark, […]

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  • Welcome to the new Salem CityWatch webpage and blog!

    Launched the new website on January 31, 2017! Thank you for visiting the new, improved site for Salem CityWatch. Feel free to look around. Here you will find a lot of information and resources at your finger tips. Our goal is to make this site the “go-to” site for finding out what is going on our […]

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