Day: December 18, 2012

You’re on camera, so behave

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After being re-elected as Keizer’s mayor last month, Lore Christopher immediately announced she wanted to start a task force to look at issues that had been brought up during the campaign. In particular, she indicated the group would look into ideas brought up by opponent David McKane. Christopher confirmed this week the task force is indeed moving ahead, under the direction of former Keizer City Councilor Jacque Moir. According to Christopher, McKane has been invited to join a group currently comprised of Moir and former councilor Jim Keller, as well as soon-to-be former councilors Brandon Smith and Mark Caillier. Brad Coy from the Gubser Neighborhood Association has agreed to be on the group as well. Rhonda Rich with West Keizer Neighborhood Association has been invited also. “The work group will address concerns voiced by city councilors and members of the public regarding the two-way communication between city council members and members of the public,” Christopher said. Christopher said she agreed with comments McKane – a current councilor leaving his post at the end of the month – made about a need for improved communication. “Other citizens have expressed concerns about how community members engage the city council and there were multiple contentious issues over the past two years,” she said. “I want to improve in the areas that we can by examining both...

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