The City of Keizer is on its own regarding a design on the water tower beside Interstate 5.  The Confederated Tribes of the Siletz and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have deferred to a design of the city’s choosing, but are reserving veto rights over the final design.

Over the three years since it was erected there have been discussions in many circles about what should be on Keizer’s largest welcome sign.  Some ideas have been whimisical, some unworkable.  The city should be not distracted by this issue.  There are more important issues facing the city.

Some don’t want anything on the tower.  That doesn’t work either.  The city should keep it simple.  Welcome to Keizer would work just fine.  Anythiing more than that gets involved with all kinds of debates, discussions, hearings and such that are not needed.

—LAZ