Mayor gives update at WKNA

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A neighborhood association meeting last week turned into a quasi state of the city address. Mayor Cathy Clark was the guest speaker at the West Keizer Neighborhood Association meeting Jan. 14 and gave an update on what’s happening around the town. Clark was elected to the Keizer City Council in 2006 and won the unopposed mayor seat in 2014. “I’m more optimistic than ever about what our community can do when we put our heads together,” Clark said. “This last year we did a project they said couldn’t be done. We done did it. We built the Big Toy. You ought to be proud of the neighbors who did it. There were over 1,000 volunteers. It was two years in the making and 101 percent of the funds were raised. There’s a grant being written right now to add features to make it more accessible for kids with special needs. We want this to be a place all children of all abilities can come and enjoy. Now all the naysayers are saying, ‘I guess you did it.’ Yeah, we did.” Speaking of Keizer Rapids Park, Clark also referenced the sand volleyball courts done by Hans Schneider. “Those courts are always busy,” the mayor said. “They were beautifully done and done right. You can hold a tournament there. Volunteers wanted to bring that amenity...

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