Of the Keizertimes

Members of the Keizer Urban Renewal Agency liked the idea of a new committee Monday.

One agent, however, couldn’t help but notice the committee’s rather unfortunate acronym.

Nate Brown, director of Community Development for Keizer, proposed a new Business Advisory Committee, which would serve several functions such as partnering with the Keizer Chamber of Commerce and being an outreach for local businesses.

Brown will move forward with developing the new committee, which will need to be approved by the Keizer City Council – members of whom also comprise the Urban Renewal Agency.

One member, local attorney Dennis Koho, made note of the BAC acronym.

“I suggest changing the name of BAC, since it is BAC which also stands for Blood Alcohol Content,” Koho said.

Aside from the acronym,

URA agents liked the proposal.

Mayor Lore Christopher would like to see a variety of business people on the BAC, including people from the Economic Development and Government Affairs committee, River Road business owners, Marion County Economic Development and Strategic Economic Development Corporation.

“I see them as sitting on that council, talking about how to remove barriers to get businesses here,” Christopher said. “I see it as a table of experts that are in the industry on a daily basis.”

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