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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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  • Salem CityWatch is canceled for April, May, and June… Stay Tuned!

    Dear CityWatchers, Tomorrow’s (April 23) CityWatch meeting is cancelled due to the coronavirus and the necessity for all of us to stay well and be safe.. Also the church where we meet is not allowing any outside groups. Important: The CityWatch Board has cancelled all the remaining CityWatch meetings for this spring. We will therefore […]

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  • Our Salem Webinar: Wednesday, April 8th

    Our Salem Webinar Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Join us for a webinar on April 8 to hear about different options for how Salem could grow. During the webinar, you will: Learn about four options or scenarios for growth and hear how they were developed See how the scenarios compare […]

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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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