Budget talks continue to frustrate citizens

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Adding officers to the Keizer Police Department has been one of the top priorities for the Keizer’s Budget Advisory Committee for the past several cycles. Yet, despite repeated advocacy on the part of committee members, there are no additional officers in the current draft budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year. The situation drew the displeasure of some members of the committee at a meeting of the Long Range Planning Task Force Monday, April 10. The task force includes the budget committee and members of the Keizer City Council. “We talk about police...

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