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2020 Year in Review

Council institutes camping ban

In January, the Keizer City Council established a camping ban in the city intended to prevent homeless individuals from claiming sections of sidewalks and rights-of-way. The move followed similar action by the City of Salem a month earlier. Testimony from residents who spoke at a public hearing on the matter largely favored alternatives to outright banning such activity, but the council passed the new ordinance unanimously.

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