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AGENDA: Marion County commissioners consider ordinance leaving psilocybin ban up to voters

The Marion County Board of Commissioners meets Wednesday to consider an ordinance that would allow residents to vote on banning psilocybin manufacturing and service centers in unincorporated areas of the county. AGENDA The board will consider adopting an ordinance that would refer to voters a measure banning psilocybin manufacturing and[Read More…]

Keith Stahley selected as Salem’s next city manager

The city announced Monday that the Salem City Council selected Keith Stahley to serve as Salem’s next city manager (Submitted photo) A longtime city government administrator in Olympia, Washington will be Salem’s next city manager. City councilors selected Keith Stahley to be the city’s next top administrator, announcing the selection[Read More…]

Salem can cover costs for now, but gaps are coming

Salem is nearing a “budget cliff” where the cost of providing residents with basic services like firefighting and building inspections is outpacing the city’s ability to collect taxes and other revenue.  That’s according to Josh Eggleston, the city’s chief financial officer, and Kristin Retherford, interim city manager, who are presenting[Read More…]