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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…]

Committee floats Salem street repairs, land for libraries and fire stations in infrastructure bond

Sidewalk damage on Pearl Street Northeast. A city infrastructure bond proposal would dedicate millions toward street and sidewalk repairs over the next decade (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Salem could see millions invested in street and sidewalk repairs over the next decade under an infrastructure plan drafted by a city committee –[Read More…]