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Mayor addresses neighborhoods meeting

Mayor Cathy Clark previewed her State of the City Address at a joint meeting of the city’s five neighborhood associations on Thursday, March 9, at the Keizer Civic Center. After reports from each of the association, the mayor took to the podium and gave report of the recent past and[Read More…]

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.

In-person cherry blossom viewing back

Senate Bill 146 was passed in 2017 designating the third Saturday in March as Cherry Blossom Day in Salem. Cherry Blossom Day at the Capitol, taking place this year on March 18, was created to celebrate the cherry blossom trees on the Capitol Mall, and organically became a celebration of the Japanese cultural influence in Oregon due to the significance of the cherry blossom (Sakura) to their community.

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.