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Have crutches, will campaign

Have crutches, will campaign

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Some potential elected officials in Keizer are really hobbling around. Candidates for Keizer City Council and mayoral races have until the end of the day Tuesday, Aug. 26 to file for this fall’s election. There are currently five candidates for four open seats. Cathy Clark is the only candidate […]

Council OKs K23 social media experiment

Council OKs K23 social media experiment

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Councilors on Monday agreed to pay $4,900 for a two-month experiment. The experiment builds upon the city’s established KeizerTV.com and K-23 ventures with Rex Robertson. Currently the public access TV station broadcasts various Keizer meetings live on Channel 23 on Comcast Cable, as well as archiving them […]

Why Keizer’s tax rate is $2.08

Why Keizer’s tax rate is $2.08

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Sometimes Keizer City Manager Chris Eppley has to give complicated answers to complex questions. Then there are the times he has simple answers for seemingly complex questions. Questions about potentially raising Keizer’s base tax rate fall into the latter category. As has been documented in recent issues of the […]

Councilors do some housecleaning

Councilors do some housecleaning

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Councilors repealed two pieces of legislation from 1988 during their July 21 meeting. City Attorney Shannon Johnson noted staff has been going through past ordinances and resolutions recently and found a few that needed to be repealed since they had been replaced or updated. One dealt with […]

Candidates spar in governor debate

Candidates spar in governor debate

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Dennis Richardson kept attacking. For the most part, Gov. John Kitzhaber steered clear of the attacks. The two candidates for governor sparred during their first debate last Friday, July 18 at the Salem Convention Center, as part of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual summer conference. A number of […]

Doing more with less

Doing more with less

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Recent discussion of Keizer’s salary survey and raises for city manager Chris Eppley and city attorney Shannon Johnson have brought a spotlight to the rather unique working conditions at Keizer City Hall – at least in comparison to comparable cities. As mentioned last week in the Keizertimes, there have […]

Egli questions salary survey

Egli questions salary survey

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Every three or so years, City of Keizer officials do a salary survey to determine pay ranges. The survey led to recent pay raises for city manager Chris Eppley and city manager Shannon Johnson. As mentioned last week in the Keizertimes, both Eppley got a 2.5 percent Cost of […]

Barbara Jensen elects to not run for council

Barbara Jensen elects to not run for council

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Once in 2014 is enough for Barbara Jensen. The Keizer resident, who lost to Bill Post in the Republican primary for the House District 25 seat being vacated by Kim Thatcher, was rumored to be close to filing for a run at the Keizer City Council. Specifically, it was […]

Keizertimes to live stream Oregon gubernatorial debate

Keizertimes to live stream Oregon gubernatorial debate

The Keizertimes will join several Oregon newspapers in live streaming Friday’s gubernatorial debate between incumbent John Kitzhaber and Dennis Richardson. The debate is scheduled to begin at 10:15 a.m. Friday, and will only be broadcasted live online. The video feed is provided by KATU television of Portland.

Ripp looks forward to her run at city council

Ripp looks forward to her run at city council

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When Amy Ripp decided to run for a spot on the Keizer City Council, it wasn’t a spur of the moment decision. The younger of the single mom’s two sons, Zachary, is entering his senior year at McNary High School. Older son Ryan is studying political science at Western […]

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