Salem city council chambers on Wednesday, September 30. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)
The Salem City Council will discuss future goals for housing, growth and economic development at a work session Monday night that will guide the city for the next three to five years.
The Salem Strategic Plan was adopted by the Salem City Council in 2017 and describes the mission, values and goals for the city.
The meeting notes that council members will have an opportunity to reflect on progress made on the annual policy agenda, discuss community outreach and the community satisfaction survey.
The work session, which is meant to prepare councilors for next year’s policy agenda, will be facilitated by the consulting firm Moss Adams.
The goals listed in the 2017 strategic plan include developing a long-term vision for future growth, implementing a “Housing First” strategy to reduce homelessness and preparing a community-wide environmental strategy.
The city is currently in the process of updating its comprehensive plan, which will guide future growth for the next 20 years, and creating a climate action plan.
Meeting details: Virtual work session at 6 p.m. Monday Nov. 16. The meeting will be broadcast on YouTube or on CCTV channel 21.
City council members: Chuck Bennett, Tom Andersen, Brad Nanke, Jackie Leung, Matt Ausec, Chris Hoy, Vanessa Nordyke and Jim Lewis.