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Councilors revise ‘99 truancy ordinance

Councilors revise ‘99 truancy ordinance

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was a blast from the past for members of the Keizer City Council meeting. At their Dec. 15 meeting, councilors revisited 1999 ordinances regarding truancy for youth in Keizer. City Attorney Shannon Johnson noted he had discussions with police chief John Teague about truancy and curfew ordinances. That […]

Old, new councilors talk long-term goals

Old, new councilors talk long-term goals

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes New Keizer City Councilors don’t officially begin their terms until next week. But Brandon Smith, Amy Ripp and Roland Herrera are ready to hit the ground running. The trio took part in a council work session last month to look at short-term and long-term council goals, and to look […]

Gone fishin’: Taylor set to leave council (with VIDEO)

Gone fishin’: Taylor set to leave council (with VIDEO)

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If you want to know why Jim Taylor has served on the Keizer City Council for 12 years – and the Parks Board for 10 years before that – you have to hit the rewind button. Taylor, 67, has lived in Keizer his entire life. He was active in […]

Meet the new mayor (with VIDEO)

Meet the new mayor (with VIDEO)

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes On Jan. 5, Cathy Clark takes over as Keizer’s new mayor. Clark is a longtime educator and a lifetime learner who is always eager to learn something new. Those who know basics about Clark or have watched her serve for the last eight years on the Keizer City Council […]

No farewell speeches yet for mayor, council president

No farewell speeches yet for mayor, council president

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Mayor Lore Christopher declined the opportunity to give a speech. That didn’t stop others from giving speeches about her, however. Christopher presided over her last Keizer City Council meeting on Monday evening. The next time the council meets, on Jan. 5, she will open the meeting but soon turn […]

New mayor, councilors give visions at Gubser meeting

New mayor, councilors give visions at Gubser meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes New Mayor Cathy Clark and members of the Keizer City Council will be setting goals early in the new year. A preview of the process was given during the Nov. 20 Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association (GGNA) meeting. “What an honor,” Clark said of being the next mayor. “It’s such […]

Hohnbaum goes off on plans

Hohnbaum goes off on plans

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The recently introduced plans for Area C of Keizer Station have been met by a familiar foe. Kevin Hohnbaum, who has fought previous Area C proposal on behalf of the Keep Keizer Livable (KKL) neighborhood group, has filed a formal protest against the revised Area C plans. Last month, […]

New group takes up River Road visioning

New group takes up River Road visioning

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Remember getting homework on the first day of school? Members of the Keizer Economic Development Commission (KEDC) can identify. The group met for the first time at noon on Election Day, Nov. 4 at Keizer Civic Center. Before the group adjourned, chair and mayor-elect Cathy Clark had already given […]

EDGA tackles how to bring them to Keizer

EDGA tackles how to bring them to Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes How can businesses be brought into Keizer? That was the hot topic during a recent Economic Development and Government Affairs (EDGA) committee meeting held at Keizer Civic Center. Christine Dieker, executive director of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce, suggested putting an economic development tab on both the chamber’s and […]

Ready to light up? Read this info first

Ready to light up? Read this info first

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes So recreational marijuana has been approved in Oregon. Time to get ready for Jan. 1, right? Not quite. Updated results from Monday show Measure 91 passed comfortably in the state as a whole, with 827,690 people (55.9 percent) in favor compared to 652,849 people (44.1 percent) against. In Marion […]

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