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Willamette Wake Up: 02/27/2019 Salem City Council Report: Feb 19 Work Session & Feb 25 Meeting

Willamette Wake Up: 02/27/2019 Salem City Council Report: Feb 19 Work Session & Feb 25 Meeting Scott Schlegel provides highlights from a Feb 19 work session on solutions to problems in downtown Salem due to people experiencing homelessness. Also covered – Feb 25 council meeting: streetscape design, HRAP-Housing Authority, Urban Renewal grants for downtown business […]

Listen to Willamette Wake Up 02/13/2019: “Salem City Council Votes Down Salem River Crossing Project”

Willamette Wake Up 02/13/2019 Salem City Council Votes Down Salem River Crossing Project On Monday, February 11, the Salem City Council voted to cease efforts to build a third bridge across the Willamette River after 13 years of planning. This episode of Willamette Wake Up covers that meeting. You will hear testimony by the public […]

Willamette Wake Up 02/06/2019 — Salem City Council Report – Third Bridge

Hear several issues brought before the Salem City Council. The crux of the report was devoted to the status of the 3rd bridge proposal. Other issues included: Salem Housing Authority, proclamation commemorating the Oregon Black Pioneers, and concern about religious prayer before the State of the City address. KMUZ link to audio report

City issues report on Salem River Crossing project in advance of January 30 Council Work Session

City Council Work Session Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | 6:00 PM City of Salem Council Chambers The Salem City Council will hold a work session to discuss the Salem River Crossing project. In preparation for this work session, a summary of this decade-long project is available. For more information, please see the City webpage for this meeting. Location: Council […]

#SalemOR Mayor to Speak about City Plans for 2019 – Wed. Jan. 23rd

Salem Mayor to Speak about City Plans for 2019 Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 12:00 PM Salem Convention Center | Willamette Ballroom ​City of Salem Mayor, Chuck Bennett, will give his 2019 State of the City address on Wed., Jan. 23 at noon. Co-hosted by the City of Salem, Salem City Club, Rotary Club of Salem, and the Salem Area […]

Our Salem: Planning for Growth

We’re checking Salem’s vitals How livable are our neighborhoods? How strong is our economy? How sustainable is our community? The City has launched a multi-year project to update the Salem Area Comprehensive Plan, which guides development in the Salem area. This is a big project, so it has been broken into three possible phases. Phase […]

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 […]

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 […]

Benefit Concert: Save the Salem Peace Mosaic – Sat. Nov. 10th

Save the Salem Peace Mosaic Benefit Concert Saturday, November 10 | 7:00 PM Universalist Congregation of Salem | 5090 Center Street NE, Salem (corner of Center and Cordon Road) The Salem community came together to create the Salem Peace Mosaic. The community can save it. Oregon Poet Laureate Emerita, Paulann Petersen, states, “This public work […]