In the past week, the Oregon Health Authority reports four newly identified deaths of local residents with Covid.
Monday, Jan. 16 is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Salem plans to celebrate his life with volunteer events, guest lectures and a car march.
The budget committee met Wednesday evening to discuss the next five years of funding firefighters, city streets and more. “We literally have wrung this system and organization dry,” said City Manager Keith Stahley.
After 28 years working for the city of Salem, Peter Fernandez is learning to enjoy the streets, parks and infrastructure he helped develop from a layman’s perspective.
At Monday’s meeting, tourism and business groups spoke in favor of the spending, which is a precursor to bringing commercial flights back to the city. A majority of commenters were opposed, citing climate and budgetary concerns.
The site salemhistory.net provides thousands of free historical photographs to the public. The Salem Public Library has managed the site for years, but wants to transition it to a new home with an archivist on staff.
From bridge repairs to affordable housing development, here’s what eleven legislators representing Marion and Polk have planned for the long session.
At Monday’s meeting, the council will also swear in new members and discuss land use and improvement projects.
In the past week, the Oregon Health Authority reports five newly identified deaths of local residents with Covid.
Monday’s council meeting will be the first offered in a hybrid format since councilors moved online at the start of the pandemic. Supply chain issues in getting hybrid equipment delayed the return, according to the city.