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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

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

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

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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  • The March 26th Salem CityWatch Meeting CANCELED

    In light of the severity of the warnings concerning the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Board has decided to cancel this month’s CityWatch meeting which was scheduled for next Thursday, March 26. We will try to reschedule our presenter, Kristen Retherford, Urban Renewal director, for next month and hope that we will be able […]

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  • Salem-Keizer Public Schools Offering Grab and Go Meals at 36 Locations

    Salem-Keizer Public Schools Offering Grab and Go Meals at 36 Locations In keeping with the latest direction from Governor Kate Brown, the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Department of Education, Salem-Keizer Public Schools will close March 16 through March 31. In order to help alleviate food insecurity, we will be offering breakfast and lunch grab […]

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  • February Salem CityWatch Meeting Canceled!

    The February meeting that was scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2020 has been canceled. The next meeting will be the 4th Thursday of March, March 26, 2020 at 6:00 PM. The guest speaker for the February meeting was to be Kristin Retherford from the City Urban Development Dept. Kristin has agreed to be the guest […]

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