The most significant item is the damage to the Winter Street bridge over Shelton Ditch.
Of the seven bridge structures significantly damaged, only the Winter Street SE Bridge over Shelton Ditch is currently closed to traffic. Given its critical location providing access to Salem Hospital, Public Works staff is working to expedite the process to evaluate options for either repairing or replacing the 84-year old bridge. The cost estimate [$4.4M] contained in Table 4 is based on complete replacement.There was also damage to parks, streets, wastewater and stormwater facilities, and to private property.
There's also the renewal of fees for downtown parking services, but these are mostly administrative tweaks rather than any major adjustment.
Finally, I haven't been watching annexation issues much, but buried in a proposal to annex a parcel in the 1900 block of Wallace Road NW is a note that
The fiscal impact model created by ECONorthwest estimated the proposed annexation would create an annual deficit of $1,698 to the City's General Fund given the current level of service for park, library and fire facilities. If the level of service is increased by additional capital investment in these facilities, thus causing a corresponding increase in their operation and maintenance costs, the annual effect on the general fund would be to increase the deficit to $2,048 by 2020.This sure looks like an example of what the Strong Towns analysis calls the post-war Ponzi Scheme:
What we have found is that the underlying financing mechanisms of the “suburban era”—our post-World War II pattern of development—operate like a classic Ponzi scheme, with ever-increasing rates of growth required to sustain long-term liabilities. Cities and towns benefit from a growing tax base associated with new growth, however they also typically assume the long-term liability for maintaining new infrastructure.Th is exchange—a near-term cash advantage for a long-term financial obligation— is one element of a Ponzi scheme. The other is the fact that the revenue collected does not come close to covering the costs of maintaining the infrastructure.Again, I don't follow annexation issues, but this sure makes you ask why we want to put growth here if the rest of the city will need to subsidize its infrastructure.
And that's it for transportation, really.