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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 […]

Chappell running for city council for a second time

Chappell running for city council for a second time

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It doesn’t get much easier for Matt Chappell the second time around. Like he did in 2012, Chappell is once again running for Keizer City Council, this time against Amy Ripp for the seat No. 5 being vacated by Joe Egli. In 2012, Chappell came in third in a […]

Council goes over medical marijuana

Council goes over medical marijuana

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes This spring, a moratorium was established to not allow medical marijuana dispensaries in Keizer until May 2015. The moratorium, like ones passed by various cities and counties around Oregon, was designed to allow time for the Keizer City Council to finalize local rules for medical marijuana, which was made […]

Candidates filing for Keizer council

Candidates filing for Keizer council

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Earlier this month, Keizer City Council president Joe Egli announced he will not be running for mayor or council. Others are running, however. Mayor Lore Christopher has announced she is not running for an eighth term this year. So far, current councilor Cathy Clark is the only one who […]

Debate still noisy over tow trucks

Debate still noisy over tow trucks

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The debate over tow trucks parking in Keizer neighborhoods heated up once again Monday. Discussion has been ongoing in recent months and was the subject of a special hour-long public forum in front of the Keizer City Council. A city ordinance approved in 2005 makes it illegal for a […]

Parks Board members want to start quickly

Parks Board members want to start quickly

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Once the new fiscal year starts in July, a new matching grant program in the city starts. Members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board have been ironing out details of the new matching grant program – modeled after a similar program in Salem – the last few […]

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 […]

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