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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 […]

Council revisits TOT funds

Council revisits TOT funds

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A full meal was asked for. Instead, there might be enough for cookies and coffee. Maybe. A request for $3,378 in Transit Occupancy Tax (TOT) money was asked for at the Jan. 21 Keizer City Council meeting. The request was granted at Monday’s meeting – but for only $500. […]

Dates confirmed for play structure build

Dates confirmed for play structure build

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park project has a set date for construction – wherever it will go. The timeline calls for community volunteers to help build the structure over a five day period, from Sept. 17 to 21. For the second time in as many meetings, […]

Medical marijuana forum Feb. 11

Medical marijuana forum Feb. 11

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s going to be, like, an early meeting, maaaaan. Who wouldn’t want to discuss medical marijuana facilities and grow sites at 7 a.m.? That’s the time for a Feb. 11 community forum on the topic at Keizer Community Center. County Commissioner Patti Milne, chair of the Marion County Public […]

Timing an issue for Big Toy site

Timing an issue for Big Toy site

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new wrinkle – and potentially large hurdle – was thrown into the plans for The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park project last week. As detailed in the Keizertimes last week, mayor Lore Christopher expressed concern at the Jan. 21 Keizer City Council meeting about the three […]

Clark running for top seat

Clark running for top seat

By CRAIG MURPHY and LYNDON A. ZAITZ Of the Keizertimes This time, the door is open and Cathy Clark is walking through. Two years ago, the Keizer City Councilor filed to run for mayor, a seat held by Lore Christopher since 2000. However, Christopher ran and won her sixth term. Clark didn’t run, being content […]

Mayor will not run again

Mayor will not run again

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Are the floodgates going to open? Keizer Mayor Lore Christopher, who was first elected to the position in 2000, formally announced last weekend she will not be seeking another two-year term this fall. Christopher made the announcement during the Jan. 25 First Citizen Awards Banquet at the Keizer Community […]

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