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Budget coming to council next week

Budget coming to council next week

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Like numbers? If so, set aside some time Monday, June 2. On that evening there will be not one but two budget hearings. At 6:45 p.m. Keizer City Councilors will don their Urban Renewal Agency hats to discuss the URA proposed budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. A public […]

Tow truck owner disputes issues

Tow truck owner disputes issues

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The owner of a tow truck company said last week tow trucks aren’t to blame for problems on Clearview Court. Jeff Asher, owner of BC Towing, spoke during the public comment portion of the May 5 Keizer City Council meeting. Part of his comments were in response to comments […]

Post takes primary win over Jensen

Post takes primary win over Jensen

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A heated race for the Republication nomination in the House District 25 seat easily went to Bill Post on Tuesday. Initial results released by the Marion County Elections office showed Post with 1,839 votes (76.75 percent), compared to 532 votes (22.2 percent) for challenger Barbara Jensen. The winner […]

HD 25 race: What are the key issues?

HD 25 race: What are the key issues?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes May 20 marks the date for the 2014 primary election. Among the most heated political battles has been the state Republican House District 25 battle between 1430 KYKN radio talk show host Bill Post and retired state employee Barbara Jensen. The campaign has been marked by controversies, starting in […]

Push Big Toy project to June 2015, Caillier says

Push Big Toy project to June 2015, Caillier says

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Barring a surprise next Monday, it seems pretty clear the Big Toy project at Keizer Rapids Park is being delayed nearly nine months. Mark Caillier, the general coordinator for the community build play structure project, made his recommendation at the May 7 Community Build Task Force meeting. “Right now […]

Positive campaign pledge being ignored in heated HD 25 race

Positive campaign pledge being ignored in heated HD 25 race

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes One candidate wants the other to agree to a positive campaign pledge. The other candidate, however, emphasizes he hasn’t been engaged in negative campaigning. Thus goes the latest chapter in the House District 25 Republican primary contest between radio talk show host Bill Post and retired state employee Barbara […]

Path cleared for mural art in Keizer

Path cleared for mural art in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When it comes to city government, “easy” can be a foreign word. On Monday, Keizer City Councilors unanimously agreed to establish a Keizer Arts Commission as well as a Public Art program, which covers guidelines and rules for both public murals and art to be put on display at […]

Council tackles UGB issue at KRP

Council tackles UGB issue at KRP

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Progress is being made towards expanding Keizer’s Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) at Keizer Rapids Park. During Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting, councilors unanimously directed city staff to prepare an ordinance to adopt findings with revisions proposed last month by the Keizer Planning Commission. Planning Commission members had, by a […]

Path cleared for mural art in Keizer

Path cleared for mural art in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When it comes to city government, “easy” can be a foreign word. On Monday, Keizer City Councilors unanimously agreed to establish a Keizer Arts Commission as well as a Public Art program, which covers guidelines and rules for both public murals and art to be put on display at […]

City gets two, cops get one new employee under proposed budget

City gets two, cops get one new employee under proposed budget

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes City leaders are no longer waiting for the economic conditions to improve. After several years of either staying even or cutting positions, the proposed 2014-15 budget presented at Tuesday night’s Keizer Budget Committee meeting calls for the addition of three new positions. That was one of the top topics […]

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