Archive for the Category ‘Government’

Down to the wire

Down to the wire

City council race still too close to call

Trump wins presidency

Trump wins presidency

Barker will take council seat, weed tax passes

Local candidates talk Latino issues

Local candidates talk Latino issues

Several candidates from around the region took part in a forum hosted by the Latino Business Alliance on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Republican gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce joined Republican Rep. Jodi Hack, a candidate for House District 19; Republican Laura Morett and incumbent Democrat Rep. Paul Evans, candidates for House District 20; and House District 22 […]

It’s decision time for Oregon voters, here’s a primer

It’s decision time for Oregon voters, here’s a primer

With ballots making their way to voters, the Keizertimes took a look at some of the major issues and the local candidates in contested races. We are not endorsing any of these measures or candidates in this article, merely presenting a look at the issues and potential effects. STATE MEASURES Measure 97 A “yes” vote […]

Board nixes adopt-a-park talk

Board nixes adopt-a-park talk

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board met Tuesday, Oct. 11. These are some of the topics the board addressed: • Board members put off a detailed discussion of instituting an adopt-a-park program intended to get local businesses involved in the city’s parks. City Councilor Amy Ryan suggested […]

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) […]

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