Opinion

The city enters middle age

The city of Keizer is turning 40 years old in 2022. When voters approved incorporation in November 1982, Keizer became Oregon’s 13th largest city. The impetus to become a city was in part not to be annexed by Salem.

Keizer was created as a limited services, low cost city. Keizer still has the same tax base of $2.09 per $1,000 as in 1982 .That is the lowest in the state for a . . .

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