Marion County has budgeted $27 million less for the upcoming year than the last. County officials say they have less federal money, are spending less on contracts and are rolling back wildfire recovery funding.
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Isaac’s Room to expand program for youth with new grant
Program leaders say the $250,000 recently awarded by Marion County will help create around a dozen new jobs in Salem for divested teens and young adults involved with Isaac’s Room, which seeks to provide life skills and mentorship.
Marion County residents quiz U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley during town hall
The senator fielded questions about mental health funding, the war in Ukraine and catalytic converters during an hour long conversation with constituents on Monday, Feb. 6.
YOUR GOVERNMENT: Marion County commissioners consider youth mentorship funding
Commissioners on Wednesday will also hear a presentation from the Strategic Economic Development Corporation with a report on their work over the past quarter.
UPDATE: Salem police say they didn’t arrest Portland man claiming he was mistakenly jailed in suit
The lawsuit filed on Friday, Jan. 13, alleges Duarte Papa-Vicente, 27, was arrested and jailed on a warrant that had been withdrawn.
Marion County has federal funding on standby for infrastructure improvements, homeless services
County officials have until 2026 to spend nearly $68 million in federal aid and are awaiting requests for reimbursement when construction and other projects are completed.
YOUR GOVERNMENT: Commissioners to hold public hearing on raising garbage rates in unincorporated Marion County
A Marion County proposal calls for increasing garbage rates in unincorporated areas of the county by 2.8% for urban residents and 1.1% for rural residents.
Marion County to create mobile crisis teams separate from police
The county will use state money to staff four teams of mental health workers to respond to lower-risk crisis calls around the county, including in Salem city limits. County officials say that could take up to six months or more.
Marion County Commissioners accept $6 million in state money for behavioral health housing
The state funding is intended to provide housing assistance and behavioral health treatment. County officials say they will seek proposals from local providers to help fill gaps through services such as residential treatment homes.
Property tax assessments show record jumps in Salem-area property values
The value of homes and residential land in Marion County jumped nearly 27% in 2022 — but Measure 50 will limit tax increases to 3% in most cases.