Author: Charles Glenn

Unions negotiate mid-year raise with city

Effective Oct. 10, Keizer city employees will receive a 1.5% pay increase. This, combined with a leave cash-out option for up to 80 hours per employee, is expected to cost the city an additional $132,000, paid out in the remainder of the fiscal year. In August, the two employee unions[Read More…]

Who will be your next state representative and senator?

Oregon House District 21 Redistricting means Keizer now sits squarely in the middle of House District 21, whose incumbent Chris Hoy is also running to be Salem’s next mayor.  Both parties held primary elections earlier this year, setting up a race between Republican Kevin Mannix and Democrat Ramiro Navarro. Mannix[Read More…]

What’s on your November ballot?

V Ballots for the November general election will begin appearing in voter’s mailboxes in late October and Keizertimes wants you to be prepared.  In addition to four statewide measures, Keizer voters will be making decisions on two proposed city ordinances and four council positions.  Local Keizer Public Library – After[Read More…]

City Council ponders fireworks ordinance

Illegal fireworks sold in Mexico A public hearing was held Sept. 6 on an ordinance regulating the use of fireworks in Keizer which the state of Oregon designates as illegal. The city has received a high volume of complaints of people setting off unauthorized fireworks inside the city limits before[Read More…]

West Keizerites ask city for help calming traffic

(Charles Glenn/Keizertimes) West Keizer residents want some help with slowing down traffic on Cummings Lane, particularly near where it intersects with Shoreline Dr. N. According to West Keizer Neighborhood Association president Rhonda Rich and Parks Board member Mike DeBlasi, it’s a public safety issue. “The safety of the children at[Read More…]