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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


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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    The Salem community is invited to participate in the… Our Salem Public Workshop Wednesday, December 5, 2018 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Court Street Christian Church | 1699 Court Street NE, Salem At the workshop, the community will have the opportunity to learn more about the Our Salem project, ask questions, and provide input […]

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  • Open House: Downtown Salem Streetscape Plan Update Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Open House: Downtown Salem Streetscape Plan Update Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM (Brief presentation at 5:45 p.m.) Courthouse Square | Senator Hearing Room | 555 Court St NE, Salem Participate in the Downtown Streetscape Plan Update Join the Salem Urban Development Department on November 14 to view and provide your […]

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  • Salem Police Station Ground Breaking Ceremony – Fri. Nov. 9th

    Salem Police Station Ground Breaking Ceremony Friday, November 9, 2018 | 12:00 PM New Salem Police Station Site | 333 Division St NE Salem Police Chief Jerry Moore, Mayor Chuck Bennett, and the Salem City Council cordially invite you to attend the official groundbreaking ceremony for Salem’s future police station. Free parking is available at Marion Parkade. For more information […]

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