NEWS

Middle housing initiative explained

Keizer residents should not expect massive changes to housing anytime soon. The city’s Planning Director, Shane Witham, said his office has received lots of questions about new construction, and he has answers. In late May, Keizer finalized its code project update to bring the city into compliance with the 2019[Read More…]

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…]

KFD and Chief Cowan offically part ways

The Keizer Fire District Board of Directors officially signed the separation agreement with Chief Jeff Cowan during the open session for the board meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

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…]