Archive for the Category ‘Letters’

Park district for Keizer?

Park district for Keizer?

To the Editor: The Keizertimes had an interesting article about a parks district in Keizer My first thought was “Here we go again, folks;” several people on the city council want more of your hard earned money. They are talking about forming a parks district. They are not satisfied with the money parks receives from […]

Parks district not a slam dunk

Parks district not a slam dunk

To the Editor: So, some members of the Parks Advisory Board are considering forming a Parks District. Why? They say “to stabilize park funding,” but what they really hope for is more funding and more autonomy. Parks board member Richard Walsh and city councilor Marlene Parsons seem to suggest that competing with other general fund […]

One grocery store choice

One grocery store choice

To the Editor: In regards to Marge Willson’s letter (Keizertimes, Oct. 30) about one grocery store in Keizer: she is very correct that Keizer needs another choice, especially one that is not way too expensive. I urge everyone to go onto the Winco website and click on Contact Us and let them know we want […]

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 […]

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