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Rawlinses, city reach agreement

Rawlinses, city reach agreement

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A key chapter in an ongoing saga involving property in Keizer Station is reaching an end. What a chapter it’s been. At Monday’s Urban Renewal Agency meeting – and again later at the Keizer City Council meeting – a settlement agreement between the city and two Rawlins entities was […]

Herrera running for city council

Herrera running for city council

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Roland Herrera knows the question will keep coming up. Herrera announced this week he is running for a spot on the Keizer City Council. If your reaction to that is “Roland Herrera? Isn’t that the guy the city parted ways with a couple of years ago?” Herrera understands. The […]

Rawlins property process moving forward on two separate counts

Rawlins property process moving forward on two separate counts

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes One Keizer property is being actively discussed in the courts and the state legislature. As reported the last couple of weeks in the Keizertimes, the city has an ongoing struggle regarding the Rawlins property in Keizer Station, with the Local Improvement District (LID) fee on the property being the […]

Egli leaning towards running for mayor; McKane not sure

Egli leaning towards running for mayor; McKane not sure

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes So far, we know for sure of one person running to be Keizer’s mayor. That’s not longtime incumbent Lore Christopher. As has been reported in the Keizertimes in recent weeks, Christopher announced last month she will indeed not be running for an eighth time this fall. Christopher, Keizer’s first […]

Park upgrades? It’s a match

Park upgrades? It’s a match

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It wasn’t the usual budget priority list for parks. Oh sure, some parts looked familiar during Tuesday night’s Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting. There was the discussion of how Parks Board members needed to have their priority list wrapped up by the end of next month’s meeting […]

Concerns at medical marijuana forum

Concerns at medical marijuana forum

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s an issue that caused a buzz at Keizer Civic Center Tuesday. Early Tuesday morning, the Marion County Public Safety Coordinating Council hosted a community forum on medical marijuana at the Keizer Civic Center. About 60 people attended the forum. The forum was timed well: House Bill 3460, signed […]

Rawlins, city leaders tell different stories

Rawlins, city leaders tell different stories

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes State legislators have delayed approving legislation dealing with contentious parcels in Keizer Station, but that didn’t fully satisfy city leaders on Tuesday. The House Committee on Rural Communities held a work session and accepted public testimony for several proposed pieces of legislation, including House Bill 4017. The bill was […]

Mayor looks back… and ahead

Mayor looks back… and ahead

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Mayor Lore Christopher has long been bullish on how many jobs have been created in Keizer in recent years, even with a slumping economy. But even she has to draw the line somewhere. Christopher gave her final State of the City address Tuesday at the Keizer Civic Center. The […]

Vacancies mean changes for city committee rules

Vacancies mean changes for city committee rules

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Non-Keizer residents will be allowed to serve on more than two city committees, as long as conditions are met. That was the consensus reached following a joint work session last month between members of the Keizer City Council and the Volunteer Coordinating Committee last month. The issue had come […]

Murals as public art?

Murals as public art?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new program could allow murals to be put up in Keizer after all. City Attorney Shannon Johnson has been working on an amendment to the city’s sign code, in light of plans to install the city’s first mural on the side of Keizer Florist. An artist has already […]

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