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Salem CityWatch’s Watch is Ending!

Dear CityWatch members and followers, The Board of CityWatch met on March 12, 2021 to discuss the continued existence of CityWatch and new leadership. CityWatch has been in existence for almost 30 years and has been effective in developing relationships with City management and in promoting and advocating for progressive causes over the years. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mike Swaim remembered by Bill Smaldone: “…the people of Salem lost a true friend.” – Please add memories, stories, comments

With the passing of Mike Swaim on December 17 the people of Salem lost a true friend. Many members of City Watch certainly remember well that few local political figures defended the interests of average people in Salem the way Mike did during his three terms as Mayor. For Mike every issue essentially boiled down […]

New Meeting Date!

The Salem CityWatch Board has decided to change the date for general meetings to the 4th Thursday of each month. The last few months have been on the 3rd Thursday. The desire is to avoid conflicts with other groups meeting on the 3rd Thursday. Adjustments will sometimes need to be made in November and December […]