Call to submit comments & attend “Downtown Homeless Solutions Task Force” meeting at #SalemOR Public Library – Feb 6

Call to submit comments & attend…

“Downtown Homeless Solutions Task Force”

This is the first of three Downtown Homeless Solutions Task Force meetings.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | 6:00 PM

Salem Public Library | Anderson Room

“Established by Mayor Chuck Bennett, the task force is chaired by Councilor Cara Kaser (Ward 1) and will address specific impacts of homelessness in downtown Salem including trash, health, hygiene, and perceptions of safety. They will work toward identifying specific, measurable, and time-bound solutions that make the downtown inviting and welcoming to all Salem residents and visitors. They will also ensure that solutions equitably address the rights of downtown customers, visitors, businesses, property owners, and individuals experiencing homelessness. The task force will examine applying the same recommended downtown solutions to issues in north Salem.

The Downtown Homeless Solutions Task Force comprises individuals with a breadth of experiences and roles in the community. Task force members include city councilors, business owners, service providers, neighborhood association representatives, property owners, residents and advocates for the homeless.

“Additional meetings will be held on Mar. 6 and Mar. 20. All meetings are open to the public and written comments will be accepted. The agendas will not include time for oral comment. Comments can be submitted to the City Recorder’s office by emailing”

Contact Info:
Kenny Larson
Communications & Community Engagement Manager
City of Salem | City Manager’s Office
555 Liberty St SE, RM 220 | 503-588-6363


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