Andrea Castañeda, currently with Tulsa Public Schools, was announced as the next SKPS Superintendent at Tuesday’s school board meeting.
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.
City Council Meeting Agenda
Keizer City Council meets on Monday, March 6th at 7 p.m. in regular session.
Suspect evades Keizer Police and Linn Co. authorities, remains at large
Asa Williams fled authorities Monday morning as members of the Keizer Police Department’s Community Response Unit and Linn County Narcotics Enforcement Team participated in an ongoing drug investigation.
Youth volunteers needed for city panels
The City of Keizer is seeking applicants who want to volunteer as Youth Councilor or a volunteer Youth Committee liaison.
$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.
Marion Co. syphilis cases rising at nearly 4X the national rate
A surge in syphilis cases has caused the Marion County Health and Human Services (MCHHS) to urge residents to get tested.
Across the country, cases rose nearly 59% from 2017-2021, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But MCHHS reports that from 2018-2022, Marion County has seen an increase of 216%, nearly four times the national rate from the previous year’s data.
Rep. Mannix sponsors Willamette Bridge bill
State Rep. Kevin Mannix (R-Dist. 21) is sponsoring a bill—House Bill 2137, to form a Willamette River Task force to bring together regional stakeholders to evaluate strategies for financing and constructing a bridge across the Willamette River, north of Keizer.
Virtual public meeting on walkable, mixed-use areas open to the public on Feb. 23
The public is invited to join a virtual public meeting to learn about new state rules that aim to promote walkable, mixed-use areas in Salem and Keizer. The meeting will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23.Staff from the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development will[Read More…]