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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 […]

MARION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PRESENTS: EAST #SALEMOR TOWN HALL – WED. DEC. 11TH

Marion County Board of Commissioners presents: East Salem Town Hall Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Chemeketa Community College Student Center, Bldg. #2 Let’s Talk! Join the Marion County Board of Commissioners and department representatives for an East Salem Board Session & Town Hall. We’ll cover everything from public safety and […]

Progressive Salem presents: Introduction of 2 Progressive Candidates for Ward 3 City Council seat – Monday, Nov. 11th

Progressive Salem presents: Introduction of 2 Progressive Candidates for Ward 3 City Council seat Monday, November 11, 2019 | 7:00 PM Marion County Democrats Office | 245 High Street NE (new location) The purpose of the meeting is to introduce 2 progressive candidates for Salem City Council, Trevor Phillips and Vanessa Nordyke.  Trevor is running […]

Public Hearing on Senate Bill 2 A – March 28th

Senate Bill 2 A Public Hearing: 3/28/2019 3:00 PM Location: HR D House Committee On Agriculture and Land Use Follow: Meeting Details Public Hearing SB 2 A Description: Allows listed eastern Oregon counties that undertake economic opportunity analysis to designate up to 50 acres outside urban growth boundaries for industrial and other employment uses notwithstanding […]

Willamette Wake Up 03/06/2019 — Salem City Council Report: Systems Development Charges

Willamette Wake Up: 03/06/2019 Salem City Council Report: Systems Development Charges Scott Schlegel reports on the Council’s move to increase Systems development Charges (SDC) to pay for the costs of development. There is also a brief report on how the Salem Housing Authority is helping families experiencing homelessness and get into housing. KMUZ Willamette WakeUp […]

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 […]

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 […]