Archive for the Category ‘Letters’

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 […]

The legacy of Art Burr

The legacy of Art Burr

To the Editor: I first met Art Burr when I was on staff at this newspaper. He had just taken over as interim director of the Keizer Community Library, and he was unsatisfied with both its status and its coverage in the Keizertimes. I pointed to the numbers: How many times had we reported on […]

No to payroll tax

No to payroll tax

To the Editor: As the owner of a new small business, there are even more expenses and pressures to get the business off and running smoothly and to the point where it is profitable. The more taxes and fees that are placed on the back of small start-ups the more likely they are to be […]

Yes on payroll tax

Yes on payroll tax

To the Editor: I will be voting to restore and expand Cherriots service in our community, and I hope you’ll join me. The modest tax, 0.21 percent of payroll, is less than one-third of what employers in Eugene/Springfield and the Portland metro area pay for their award-winning transit systems. That’s why it is hard for […]

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