City Council lays out what they’d like to see in Salem’s next city manager

Salem City Hall. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Salem’s city councilors would the city’s next manager to have experience with community engagement and be bilingual in Spanish, according to feedback given to a recruiter during a special city council meeting Tuesday.   Councilors spent an hour discussing a candidate profile that listed the qualifications[Read More…]

Unpermitted Oregon white oak cutting cost owners, developer $2,000 per tree in fines, city documents show

Trees cut down on a property in south Salem that led to an investigation by the city of Salem. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter) An out-of-state property owner, Salem developer and local tree service were fined $2,000 a pop for Oregon white oaks that were cut down on southeast Salem properties in[Read More…]