Archive for the Category ‘Government’

Looking for signs

Looking for signs

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If you were unfamiliar with Keizer and passed by in your car or on your bike, would you realize what the city had to offer? Sherrie Gottfried fears the answer is no. Since April 2011, Gottfried has been trying to change that. For Gottfried, chair of the Keizer Points […]

Must see TV from city hall?

Must see TV from city hall?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Could more Keizer meetings be on local TV? The possibility of putting more meetings on K-23 local access has been discussed lately, including at the Keizer City Council meeting last week. Currently, only city council meetings are broadcast. In a memorandum to councilors, Susan Gahlsdorf, Finance director for Keizer, […]

Schrader talks of SNAP, shutdown and bull crud

Schrader talks of SNAP, shutdown and bull crud

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Canby) has been both discouraged and encouraged by recent developments out of Washington, D.C. Schrader sat down with the Keizertimes editorial board last week and shared his views on a number of topics, such as whether or not he expects to see another federal government […]

A more positive BAC

A more positive BAC

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Members of the Keizer Urban Renewal Agency liked the idea of a new committee Monday. One agent, however, couldn’t help but notice the committee’s rather unfortunate acronym. Nate Brown, director of Community Development for Keizer, proposed a new Business Advisory Committee, which would serve several functions such as partnering […]

City council passes again on dormant committee decision

City council passes again on dormant committee decision

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Erick Peterson wants to serve on another committee. Whether he can or not is up to members of the Keizer City Council. For the second time, however, councilors delayed making a decision on the issue during Monday night’s meeting. At issue is Peterson serving on two city committees: the […]

Schrader enjoys being back among the ‘living and the sane’

Schrader enjoys being back among the ‘living and the sane’

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Less than 24 hours before the event, it still wasn’t clear if U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader would be attending his Keizer Town Hall meeting Thursday evening in person at Keizer Civic Center or via video call. As it turned out, Congress passed legislation Wednesday evening the end the federal […]

Busy Schrader gives update at luncheon

Busy Schrader gives update at luncheon

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In theory, his next time at Keizer Civic Center will be for longer. U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Canby) spoke briefly – as in just a few minutes – via video call at Tuesday’s Keizer Chamber Luncheon, held at the civic center. Schrader gave a quick outline of what he’s […]

City starts doling out TOT money

City starts doling out TOT money

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The city of Keizer is indeed collecting tax money from its lone hotel and is using that money for several items. Earlier this year the owners of the Renaissance Inn declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy and sold the hotel to Keizer Hotel Corp. The new owners took over in June […]

No end in sight for members of the Keizer Planning Commission

No end in sight for members of the Keizer Planning Commission

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Technically, the name is the Keizer Planning Commission. For some commissioners, however, the group name might as well be Hotel California. In particular, this line from the classic Eagles song would apply: “You can check out anytime you’d like but you can never leave.” Three of the seven […]

Big toy, big money at KRP

Big toy, big money at KRP

$100K, consultant set for play structure

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