Citizens for the future of our City

We believe direct citizen action is essential to a thriving democracy and that the burdens and benefits of community development should be shared equally among all citizens.

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Salem River Crossing

The need for a third bridge across the Willamette River in the Salem area has been discussed for many years. Learn More


Start here to find out what issues are being discussed in Salem and ongoing planning projects. Topics can span issues like transportation, neighborhoods, bridges, new businesses, new buildings, public works,... Learn More


Here, you will find a list of local, national, and international resources that might be of interest to civic-minded groups and individuals and those frequenting Salem CityWatch pages. A goal of Salem CityWatch is to provide factually correct information of importance to our community. Learn more...

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  • #SalemOR Mayor to Speak about City Plans for 2019 – Wed. Jan. 23rd

    Salem Mayor to Speak about City Plans for 2019 Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 12:00 PM Salem Convention Center | Willamette Ballroom ​City of Salem Mayor, Chuck Bennett, will give his 2019 State of the City address on Wed., Jan. 23 at noon. Co-hosted by the City of Salem, Salem City Club, Rotary Club of Salem, and the Salem Area […]

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  • Our Salem: Planning for Growth

    We’re checking Salem’s vitals How livable are our neighborhoods? How strong is our economy? How sustainable is our community? The City has launched a multi-year project to update the Salem Area Comprehensive Plan, which guides development in the Salem area. This is a big project, so it has been broken into three possible phases. Phase […]

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    The Salem community is invited to participate in the… Our Salem Public Workshop Wednesday, December 5, 2018 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Court Street Christian Church | 1699 Court Street NE, Salem At the workshop, the community will have the opportunity to learn more about the Our Salem project, ask questions, and provide input […]

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