Archive for the Category ‘Letters’

Opposition to payroll tax

Opposition to payroll tax

To the Editor: I was listening to a fellow business owner this past weekend.  This is how he explained the impact of the proposed employer payroll tax on his business:  “It will cost me, personally, one month’s pay. This means that I will get paid for 11 of the 12 months I work.”  As a […]

Support for payroll tax

Support for payroll tax

To the Editor: Salem-Keizer once had one of the state’s leading community transport systems. Less than a decade ago, the district enjoyed a ridership exceeding 5 million. Unfortunately, revenue cutbacks, inevitably followed by service cutbacks, have resulted in declining ridership. Last year, Cherriot carried 3.6 million. Salem is currently the only city in the Northwest […]

KFD levy is needed

KFD levy is needed

To the Editor: On behalf of the Keizer Volunteer Firefighters Association members, we the KVFA board are writing to support the Keizer Fire 2015 Equipment Bond measure.  In addition to our regular jobs, we volunteer as firefighters.  We are well-trained and volunteer regularly so that we are able to respond quickly and effectively when there […]

One grocery store?

One grocery store?

To the Editor: How can a town of over 35,000 have only one major supermarket?  Talk about a monopoly.  I hope the Chamber of Commerce can come up with something so that we don’t have to go over to Commercial to do our grocery shopping if we want a choice. Marge Willson Keizer

Payroll transit tax

Payroll transit tax

To the Editor: I am opposed to the payroll tax being presented by the Salem-Keizer Transit District. I am a small business owner and it seems that agencies needing money believe we are an endless source of funds. Board member Krebs stated that their polling found that a payroll tax was more favorable than a […]

Salem Chamber opposes 24-388

Salem Chamber opposes 24-388

To the Editor: The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce and our businesses know that a robust transit system is good for everyone. We envision a Salem where school children, grandparents, individuals with disabilities, and aspiring young workers are able to travel safely to and from work, the library, a friend’s house, or downtown when they […]

Transit presentation at city council

Transit presentation at city council

To the Editor: I really appreciated Councilor Amy Ryan raising objections to the transit district using the city council meeting as an opportunity to try and sell their tax increase. I also read Mayor Cathy Clark’s comment on her Facebook page which reads “On the Cherriots bus headed to work. Giving up my parking space […]

Yes on transit ballot measure

Yes on transit ballot measure

To the Editor: Being a 23-year-old individual and extremely political I find it exciting to see a local issue getting this much attention. Saying that, however, I am also disappointed to see the way the opposition has acted throughout this entire process. I go for walks around this city almost every day morning and night […]

Yes for Keizer Fire

Yes for Keizer Fire

To the Editor: Twenty years ago the voters in Keizer approved a bond to build a new fire station. In 2016 that bond will be paid off. We all know the Keizer Fire District is asking Keizer citizens to approve a new bond to replace the aging fleet of ambulances, fire engines and equipment. It […]

KFD equipment levy support

KFD equipment levy support

To the Editor: I am writing in support for Keizer Fire District’s equipment bond levy. As a former volunteer firefighter and a  former board member I am very familiar with the needs of the fire district.  The current board of directors and administration have earned my support and endorsement for this needed equipment levy. The […]

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