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Freeman will run unopposed

Freeman will run unopposed

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Kim Freemen was considering replacing a city councilor who resigned after only a couple of months in office, her first question to those already holding a position on the city council was how much work it would take. “The responses I got were anywhere from two to […]

The race is on for city council

The race is on for city council

In November, Keizer residents will get the chance to vote on three open city council seats, but only one will be a contested race. Keizertimes spoke with the candidates for Position 1, Allen Barker and Laura Reid, about their visions for the city and what they think they can bring to a role on the […]

Clark will seek second term

Clark will seek second term

BY ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Some of the lessons from Cathy Clark’s first two years as Keizer’s mayor fill two notebooks. They are the compiled notes, questions and ideas from nearly two years of her monthly Coffee with Cathy talks. Each month, she sets down stakes at a local coffee shop and invites […]

Familiar faces apply for council vacancy

Familiar faces apply for council vacancy

Two Keizer residents have applied to fill a vacancy on the city council. Former city councilor Mark Caillier and one-time city council candidate Eamon Bishop will present their cases to the sitting members of the council at 6 p.m. Aug. 1. The preferred candidate will be appointed at the city council meeting at 7 p.m. […]

Hotel faces parking problem

Hotel faces parking problem

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A planned hotel in Keizer Station already has parking problems, and construction hasn’t even officially begun. Nate Brown, Keizer’s community development director, told members of the Keizer Planning Commission obstacles appear to be dissolving, but that conflicts between Keizer development code and a Operations and Easement Agreement (OEA) […]

‘We need to have a grown-up conversation’

‘We need to have a grown-up conversation’

Mayor ready to tackle general fund increase

Parks fund can unlock SDCs

Parks fund can unlock SDCs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Imagine having a $793,000 pot of money to spend on improving parks in the city of Keizer, but the only way to use it was to come up with another $6.1 million from other sources. In the simplest terms, that’s the dilemma the city is facing when it […]

City council takes up budget at June 20 meeting

City council takes up budget at June 20 meeting

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer City Council has a stacked agenda for its June 20 meeting and one of the hot topics will be approval of the city budget. The city expects to see a 4 percent increase in revenues over the 2015-16 fiscal year, primarily because of a 3 percent […]

Koho to step down from city council

Koho to step down from city council

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Dennis Koho was already going to leave the Keizer City Council once his term ended in January. He’s just moving up the timeline a bit. Koho, the former Keizer mayor and current city council president, told the Keizertimes on May 13 he’s resigning from the council. This follows a […]

Committee approves 2016-17 budget

Committee approves 2016-17 budget

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes No third meeting was necessary for the Keizer Budget Committee this year, as members got through the proposed 2016-17 budget in two nights. Staying just a little bit late both nights, committee members approved the budget at the end of the May 5 meeting. The vote was 11-1, with […]

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