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PSA: First Continuous Improvement Advisory Committee meeting set for April 24 in #SalemOR

Continuous Improvement Advisory Committee

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 1:00 PM

ODOT Headquarters | 355 Capitol Street NE, Salem | Gail L. Achterman Room

Agenda items include key performance measures, pavement management strategic business plan and audits.

Created by the Oregon Legislature as part of House Bill 2017, the Continuous Improvement Advisory Committee advises the Oregon Transportation Commission on ways to improve the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The committee consists of 10 members, including Oregon Transportation Commissioners, members of the public and ODOT employees. Among other responsibilities, the committee will help develop key performance measures and review projects over $50 million. Committee recommendations and progress will be reported regularly to the Oregon Legislature.

The public is invited to attend, and materials can be provided in alternate formats.

If you need accommodations to attend the meeting, please call 503-986-3939 or statewide relay at 711 at least 48 hours before the meeting. Accessible parking is located along Capitol Street, adjacent to the Transportation Building’s east side entrance.

For more information: Shelley M. Snow, Communications, 503-881-5362

Continuous Improvement Advisory Committee Webpage

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PSA: Marion County Commissioner Candidates Forum at #SalemOR Public Library – Wed. April 18th

Marion County Commissioner Candidate Forum

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Salem Public Library | Loucks Auditorium

Downtown #SalemOR Streetscape Plan Open House #3

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Courthouse Square | 555 Court ST NE, Salem | Senator Hearing Room

The scope of work for this project includes a communication strategy that will include multiple opportunities to gather input from the community to inform development of the Design Plan.

This public input process began in 2017 and will continue in 2018.

Walker Macy has experience in streetscape projects that have been shown to enhance downtowns. Their project team consists of experienced professionals in the fields of landscape architecture/planning, civil engineering, transportation, public involvement, and economics.

Contact us:
Sheri Wahrgren, Downtown Revitalization Manager
Email: swahrgren@cityofsalem.net
503-540-2495503-588-6178
Fax: 503-589-2054

TTY/TDD:
503-588-6370

#SalemOR CityWatch Meeting at Broadway Commons – Sat. April 14th

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Salem City Watch Meeting

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Broadway Commons | 1300 Broadway St NE, Salem | 3rd floor meeting room

Guests:

  • Mike Niblock, Salem Fire Chief, discussing his department
  • Steve McCoid, City Council Ward 4, with a City update

salemcitywatch.org

Forum: #SalemOR City Club Meeting – Ballot Measure No. 24-429: Shall We OK $619 Million For Local School Facilities? – Fri. April 6th

Ballot Measure No. 24-429: Shall We OK $619 Million For Local School Facilities?
Friday, April 6, 2018 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill | 1313 Mill St SE, Salem

We’ve planned an election forum about Salem-Keizer School District’s proposed $619.7 million bond measure 24-429 for our April 6 luncheon meeting.

Three key leaders of the citizen task force that studied school facilities needs and recommended a long list of improvements will explain the measure and respond to our questions.

If approved by local voters on May 15, the borrowing would fund 170 new general classrooms, numerous new science labs, career/technical spaces at all high schools, gymnasiums, fitness rooms, and enlarged cafeterias and libraries. Rather than construct another high school now, it would expand and improve facilities at the six existing high schools so they could serve up to 2,200 students each. The measure also would fund seismic safety projects at schools deemed very high risk of collapse during a major earthquake. It also would provide for safety and security projects (including remodeling at 34 schools), various technology and access upgrades, and future non-routine maintenance projects.

Our speakers will be Michael Wolfe, Chief Operations Officer of the school district; and Lisa Harnisch and Mark Shipman, the co-Chairs of the Citizens Facilities Task Force, which studied the district’s facilities needs in 2016-17 and recommended priorities to the School Board.

Michael Wolfe oversees district Business and Support Services, including staff support for the  task force. He served in the military, worked for the Oregon Dept. of Transportation and served as  Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Mt. Hood Community College before joining Salem-Keizer School District in 2010. He has a Masters of Business Administration degree from University of Oregon.

Lisa Harnisch is Executive Director of the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub, a non-profit which works to ensure children are ready for kindergarten. She has more than 20 years’ experience working at state-level early education, child welfare, and organizational policies. She has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a certificate from Willamette University in public administration.

Mark Shipman is an attorney and shareholder at Saalfeld Griggs PC. He grew up in the Seattle area and earned a degree at Western Washington University before attending and graduating from Willamette University School of Law. He worked at two other Salem law firms before joining Saalfeld Griggs, where he has worked 19 years and leads its Real Estate and Land Use practice group.

After their explanation of the study, the determined needs, and the recommendations to the board, our speakers will spend most of our hour responding to questions. Three members of our program committee will pose the first questions, followed by our usual audience questions.  So you are guaranteed to emerge much better informed about the $619 million question, how to vote in the May 15th election.

For April 6 luncheon reservations, register online or call (503) 370-2808 by noon, Wednesday, April 4.

Registration

• Member Lunch – $15.00 *Please note that lunch reservations are non-refundable and due by noon on the Wednesday before the program. If you are unable to attend the luncheon and have a lunch reservation, please be aware that cancellations made after noon on Wednesday will not be granted. In this case, payment for the reserved lunch is still owed.

• Member Program Only (No-Lunch)

• Non-Member Lunch and Program – $22.00 *Please note that lunch reservations are non-refundable and due by noon on the Wednesday before the program. If you are unable to attend the luncheon and have a lunch reservation, please be aware that cancellations made after noon on Wednesday will not be granted. In this case, payment for the reserved lunch is still owed.

• Non-Member Program Only (No Lunch) – $7.00

Salem City Club: The Life and Times of The Kalapuya: Salem’s Native People – Fri. March 9th

Salem City Club Presents:

The Life and Times of The Kalapuya: Salem’s Native People

Friday, March 9, 2018 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill | 1313 Mill St SE, Salem

• Non-Member Program Only (No Lunch) – $7.00

Please note that lunch reservations are non-refundable and due by noon on the Wednesday before the program. If you are unable to attend the luncheon and have a lunch reservation, please be aware that cancellations made after noon on Wednesday will not be granted. In this case, payment for the reserved lunch is still owed.

Salem City Club

Important Issue: #SalemOR Second Downtown Homelessness Solutions Task Force Meeting -March 6th – TODAY!

Second Downtown Homelessness Solutions Task Force Meeting

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 6:00 PM

Salem Public Library |Main Branch | Anderson Room

Downtown Homelessness Solutions Task Force will hold its second public meeting. They will briefly revisit the issues identified in the first meeting and then discuss who is impacted and their experiences. They will also identify who needs to be involved in the process. The meeting is open to the public and written comments will be accepted. The agenda does not include time for oral comments. Comments and questions can be submitted to City of Salem Urban Development Director, Kristin Retherford.

The City’s first Downtown Homelessness Task Force Meeting was held on February 6, and more than 100 people attended. The Task Force discussed a range of issues from trash and hygiene, to safety and lack of affordable housing. They also expressed interest in broader issues contributing to homelessness including the lack of funding for mental health, drug and alcohol addiction resources.

Established by Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett, the Downtown Homelessness Task Force is chaired by Ward 1 City Councilor Cara Kaser. The Task Force comprises individuals with a breadth of experiences and roles in the community, including City leaders, business owners, service providers, property owners, residents, and advocates for the homeless. Together they are working toward identifying specific, measurable, and time-bound solutions that will make downtown Salem inviting and welcoming to all Salem residents and visitors.

Learn more about the Downtown Homelessness Solutions Task Force, and see meeting agendas and minutes.

Contact us
Kristin Retherford
Urban Development Director
Urban Development Department

Mailing address:
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Email: kretherford@cityofsalem.net

503-540-2486
503-588-6178
Fax: 503-589-2054
TTY/TDD: 503-588-6370

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