A bold new direction: City values draft to include condemnation of white supremacy

Keizer resident Mathew Poteet offered emotional testimony at a city council work session. 

A new draft of a Keizer values statement includes a statement condemning white supremacy, a massive shift in the wake of backlash by residents who wanted the statement to go further.

The statement could also include recognition of the Kalapuya Tribe members that once inhabited the land the city now occupies. The values statement and its contents were the only topic . . .

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