Author: Lyndon Zaitz

Women’s history celebrated and liquor licenses discussed at City Council

The March 6 Keizer City Council meeting was a quick affair, with one public hearing and two reports.

Mayor Cathy Clark opened the meeting by proclaiming March Women’s History month in Keizer. She invited all the women at the meeting, including councilors, to accept the proclamation. 

The council voted unanimously to recommend liquor license renewal for more than 60 Keizer establishments. The recommendation will be forwarded to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Liquor licenses are required to be renewed each year.

Diversity Committee discusses “downtown”

City Planner Shane Witham testified before the committee about the state-mandated walkable mixed-use areas in Keizer. Oregon uses the term climate friendly. Witham was joined by Josh Mahar, a director with Portland consultant firm of  Kearns and West.

New mixed-use areas topic of public meeting

The planning directors of Keizer and Salem joined with representatives of Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) to host a public virtual meeting to explain new Climate Friendly and Equitable Communities (CFEC) rules and describe what walkable,mixed-use areas are.

Salinas meets the real Washington

U.S. Rep. Andrea Salinas quickly learned the truth about Washington, D.C., in her first term representing Oregon’s newest Congressional District: her colleagues are polite, helpful and friendly. Not the rampaging body reflected in the media.

Keizerite Elizabeth Grabotin named ICES local coordinator

Elizabeth Grabotin of Keizer has been named a local coordinator for International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES).

ICES is an international nonprofit youth exchange organization committed to educational study abroad programs. International Cultural Exchange Service, headquarted in West Virginia, promotes peace by advancing international awareness and cultural understanding to thousands of American families and exchange students from all over the world.

$9K in matching park grants available

At the Feb. 21 Keizer City Council meeting, Lisa Cejka of the Keizer Parks Advisory Board gave a report that including the reminder that there is $9,400 in grant money for parks projects.

Projects funded in part by the city’s Parks Matching Grant Program must be completed by June 30.