In the meeting packet some notes from previous meetings are a little interesting.
Senator Merkeley is not supporting new natural gas buses and is pushing for electric only.
|Senator Merkley says "No" to natural gas buses|
|Director Carney asks about land use and transit|
On action items there didn't seem to be anything important to point out.
The Salem Area Mass Transit District Board of Directors meets Thursday the 24th, at 6:30pm, in Courthouse Square, the Senator Hearing Room, 555 Court St NE.
Downtown Advisory Board
|DAB agenda for October 24th|
It's great to see more talk about one-way to two-way conversions and perhaps progress on the sidewalk "streetscape" project. (It's interesting that downsizing the Union Street Greenway project, which was mentioned at SKATS recently, is not on the agenda.)
But what is this "Commercial Street Undercrossing Update"? Is that the path along Pringle Creek and connection from Mirror Pond to Riverfront Park? Or is there something else?
The prospect of a North Downtown Zoning Code Review is also interesting.
There will surely be more to note on these as they develop and more is made public on them.
In the packet there's also a short memo on the September 16th Open House on the DAB. Only twelve people attended, and that might be a little disappointing.
But it is good to note that people asked for
- A downtown grocery store
- More downtown housing
- Paid parking
The Downtown Advisory Board meets Thursday the 24th, from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm in the Urban Development Conference Room, 350 Commercial St NE, underneath the Chemeketa Parkade.
24J Prioritizes Parking at West Salem HS
|Planned purchase at West Salem HS for more parking|