Author: Lyndon Zaitz

Public input on budget

The Keizer City Council and the Budget Committee have some tough decisions to make as the city’s annual budget is planned for 2010-11. Just as tough as making the budget numbers work will be facing concerned, even angry,...

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Earth Day at 40

The 40th Earth Day was observed on Thursday, April 22. The concern about pollution and the environment begat Earth Day and eventually the creation of the  Environmental Protection Agency under President Nixon in 1970. Global...

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Yes on home rule

On its face, the home rule charter seems a process-oriented method of reorganizing county government. It’s more than that. In this space we have argued the City of Keizer should consider dividing the electoral populace into...

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Spread the pain

Tighten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy flight.  The city is planning its budget for 2010-11 and it’s not pretty. Though there is a gap of only a quarter million dollars in a multi-million dollar budget, it is a...

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Urban renewal and jobs

It is nice for cities to have  green parks with lots of amenities.  It is even nicer for cities to have jobs for its citizens. That’s where the city council should be putting its focus—creating opportunities for jobs and...

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