In this special issue the Keizertimes explores where the city’s money comes from and what it pays for. Also, we explain what the city council does and how.
Tag: How Your City Works
HOW YOUR CITY WORKS: Strategy and Tactics of the KPD
The Keizer Police Department and its 42 sworn officers work under the philosophy that applying effective, thoughtful policing activities that engage underlying problems is the best means to decrease crime and disorder. The main strategy for KPD is problem-oriented policing, in which they identify and analyze the root causes for[Read More…]
HOW YOUR CITY WORKS: How your streets, traffic lights and sewer systems are managed
The street division of Keizer’s Public Works Department oversees the city streets, lighting, traffic signals, sidewalks and bike paths. Through intergovernmental agreements (IGA), the city contracts striping services with Marion County, while traffic signal system operations are contracted through the city of Salem. Street sweeping is an essential part of[Read More…]
HOW YOUR CITY WORKS: Keizer means volunteerism
Keizer as we know it would not exist without the people who volunteer their time, knowledge and expertise. The motto of the city is Pride, Spirit and Volunteerism. The third word—volunteerism—is seen in every nook and cranny of the Keizer, especially in how the city operates. The mayor and all[Read More…]