Archive for the Category ‘Editorials’

A plan to transform Keizer

A plan to transform Keizer

There was a public hearing at this week’s Keizer City Council meeting regarding revisions to the city’s Comprehensive Plan. The 90-plus page report from city staff is chock full of recommendations for the council to consider regarding managing expected growth over the next 20 years. The revision comes as a result of the recently completed […]

Meant for kids, designed by kids

Meant for kids, designed by kids

On Thursday, Nov. 14, representatives from Leathers and Associates, consultants for the Community Build playground project, will be joined by Keizer representatives at six elementary schools for Design Day. The consultants and members of the Keizer Rapids Park Playground Program (KRP3) will be asking children at the Keizer schools what they want the community build […]

Approve fire levy

Approve fire levy

We all know that freedom and liberty are  not free. Neither is public safety. There is a cost for the personnel, the equipment, the infrastructure and the organization, especially for fire and medical services. The Keizer Fire District is requesting district voters approve a 59 cents per $1,000 valuation five-year levy in the upcoming November […]

Don’t make us come in there

Don’t make us come in there

When siblings are squabbling,  parents often use the phrase “Don’t make me come in there,” a parental threat that should instill dread, if not detente in the children. America is at a “Don’t make me come in there” moment with Washington, D.C. Citizens should let politicians in Washington know they are fed up with the […]

Where art thou art?

Where art thou art?

The Keizer Chamber Foundation has held two fundraisers so far this year and received a generous $5,000 donation from Outback Steakhouse. The foundation funnels money to the Keizer Network of Women’s (KNOW) primary project, the Christmas Basket Program that delivers food and toys to underprivileged families and children in Keizer. The foundation also funds and […]

A jewel of a park building

A jewel of a park building

City Manager Chris Eppley is correct in thinking the Charge/caretakers’ house at Keizer Rapids Park should be demolished and a new education center/concession stand be built. Keizer Rapids Park is a regional gem and, once all the amenities are developed, it could very well draw people from throughout the region. Park infrastructure is added each […]

Big toy should fit into vision

Big toy should fit into vision

The Keizer City Council has approved spending $100,000 in Parks System Development Charge (SDC) funds for the playground community build project at Keizer Rapids Park. A task force comprised of city staff and members of the public will decide what the city’s kids need and want in a large play structure. Leathers and Associates, the […]

Give talk a chance

Give talk a chance

A diplomatic plan, endorsed by Russia—based on an off-the-cuff remark by Secretary of State John Kerry—for control of Syria’s chemical weapons by the international community, should be the main course the Obama Administration should be taking. Any plan that takes U.S. military strikes in the Middle East (again) should be followed. A year ago President […]

Jump starting KPA project

Jump starting KPA project

Keizer Public Arts (KPA) will get a much-needed shot in the arm with the Keizer Chamber Foundation’s Pig in the Park fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 17. Pig in the Park will have a Hawaiian theme complete with live entertainment and a luau menu. The proceeds will benefit the programs of the Keizer Chamber Foundation, especially […]

Education at Keizer Rapids

Education at Keizer Rapids

If supporters prevail the former caretakers house at Keizer Rapids Park would be converted into an education center. The house is located on the bluff overlooking the park’s amphitheatre. Some say the house should be razed and a new structure constructed; others say the existing building can be remodeled. Adding education to the region’s crown […]

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