|Transit and race|
|Transit and race|
The wildest estimates that were made by legislators at the 1919 session...have been exceeded for the first year of the law's operation by almost $100,000.
|New Highway Department shops from|
4th Biennial Report of the State Highway Commission,
1919 - 1920
|March 26th, 1920|
|Draft 2021 Transportation Improvement Program Survey|
|The full project list, adapted from the brochure|
|Center Street Bridge traffic today, about 6:45am|
See also this OPB piece
|Editorial for the WWI version of a "victory garden"|
January 7th, 1918
|Areas of agreement|
|The two rises for St. Louis roughly correspond|
to dates of our closure orders
"Public health interventions and epidemic intensity
during the 1918 influenza pandemic", 2007
|We are identified for|
both S (short) and L (longer) term drought
US Drought Monitor
|Crash and fuel spill on February 16th;|
driver fined $265 for speeding earlier this month.
|February follow-up |
|Are we also planning for 60,000 more water users in particular?|
|On the East Coast - AP story in SJ today|
|And here in Oregon - Oregonian today|
|The only time "resiliency" appears, it's in an autoist context|
|Single detached homes line D and Park.|
Apartment blocks (blue) on interior compound.
While the MWVCOG offices are not closed, our public access doors will remain locked and no outside guests, members or visitors are permitted inside the COG office without a pre-arranged appointment. All visitors must comply with social distancing. Anyone who is coughing, appears to have a fever, or is having difficulty breathing will be asked to return at a later time.The meeting of the Policy Committee on Tuesday the 24th is consequently by phone, and not in person.
We are encouraging teleconferencing tools to facilitate meetings. We are taking these steps not only to ensure the health and safety of our employees, but also to ensure that our staff can continue to provide services to our members
|Why is the trend of this chart dismissed?|
|The Monster Cookie is canceled this year|
|A State of Oregon Economist wonders - via twitter|
|Salem General Hospital - Maternity Unit, 1980s|
(Salem Library Historic Photos)
|March 8th, 1920|
Starting Wednesday, March 18, we will begin fare-free back-door boarding on Cherriots Local as an extra measure to protect drivers. The more drivers that stay well, the more service we can provide to you. This means that unless you need the ramp to board, please enter through the back door. Seniors, people with disabilities, and people with children in strollers can still use the priority seating area in front. Strollers and carts may not block the aisle, as always.Update, March 20th
All rides are free starting Wednesday, March 18 on Cherriots Local, Cherriots Regional, Cherriots LIFT, and Cherriots Shop and Ride until further notice. 30-Day Pass and Month Pass holders may contact Customer Service for a refund.
Customer Service hours are being reduced and the waiting area in the Customer Service lobby is now closed at the Downtown Transit Center. This is to reduce the number of people gathering in an enclosed space, and therefore reducing transmission of coronavirus. Customer Service staff are still on hand to answer questions and sell passes. Customer Service is now open Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.The Keizer Transit Center lobby is now closed as well. One-Rides and Day Passes are still available for purchase on the bus.
The Declaration:They have secured a letter from ARCHES supporting some kind of action, but the endorsement may not be for this particular plan. It will be interesting to read and hear how service providers comment on the specifics of the plan.
1) Authorizes the City Manager to issue order and take other necessary steps to implement the Declaration,
2) Prohibits “public gatherings” in “public spaces” and restricts public spaces to active pedestrian use, and
3) Suspends the public camping prohibition (SRC 95.720) in all unimproved areas in Wallace Marine and Cascade Gateway parks....
The allowance for public camping in unimproved areas at Wallace Marine and Cascade Gateway has the following requirements:
1) Campsite may have up to ten people,
2) Campsite must be separated by at least 50 feet from each other and any improved area within the park or abutting properties.
We, like most economists, have long advocated for pricing carbon as a way to reflect back to consumers the environmental costs of their decisions. The predictable political opposition to that idea arises from the fact that no one wants to pay more for energy, particularly a gallon of gas (which is perhaps the most visible price in the US economy). Implementing a carbon tax as oil prices are falling would cushion the blow. A twenty-five center per gallon carbon tax would capture something like half of the value of the decline in oil prices–and could produce $35 billion in annual revenue to support projects to fight climate change. A carbon tax would also diminish somewhat the increase in vehicle miles traveled, air pollution, and greenhouse gases that would otherwise be triggered by cheaper gasoline. Similarly, it would serve as a valuable incentive to consumers not to purchase less fuel-efficient vehicles (which would likely happen if gas prices are consistently lower than $2 per gallon.
It’s never easy to implement a new tax. But there’ll never be a better opportunity to implement a carbon tax than when oil prices are dropping.
|The Register-Guard has the right focus today:|
We will outrun our capacity real fast in a wave of illness
Salem Hospital has 48 ICU capable beds & 27 negative air flow rooms, per spokesmanThere has been too little public acknowledgment of how quickly these will fill in a wave of illness. Some number of them will be needed by people in car crashes, industrial accidents, cancer, heart attack, other illness. If we overwhelm them with patients in very bad respiratory distress, people suffering other illness and misfortune will be harmed with less attention and fewer beds. Doctors and nurses overwhelmed themselves fall ill, and then they are not available to care for new sick patients. There is the prospect for a cascading chain of catastrophe here. We already saw the Keizer Fire Department members have to self-quarantine after an exposure. We are very vulnerable.
|"Cancel Everything" and self-isolate as much as possible|
(adapted from a USA Today chart on "flattening the curve")
|Delivery, distancing, and retreat from public space|
|Waggish takes on autoism and social distancing|
|How is this offered seriously by the City? It is nonsense,|
devoid of real meaning! (Comments reversed in white added)
|Hoover mania, August 17th, 1920|
"The saloons are gone now and are replaced by
the auto repair shops so much in demand."
|February 27th, 1920|
|The weekly newsletter (inset) kept advertising them|
|Praise for the City|
|Sugahara's piece from 2012|
"My Passion: Cycling Offers Many Benefits"
[A developer] is currently developing 72 lots on 34 acres along Reed Road for single family units. Application has been submitted to the City but not yet approved. Property is in the process of being cleaned up. Trees will be delimbed to allow for better sight lines and to discourage homeless encampments. Goal is to do grading in the fall and begin building in the winter. Lots will go on sale in 2021. Minimum Density requirements by Code are being met (6 units per acre) but not as dense as the original plan. These lots will be approximately 5000-8000 square feet. 5-6 builders will be subcontracted to do the work.Discussion then led to the importance of funding sidewalks, bike lanes, and modernization on Reed Road.
|Enhanced crosswalk on Pine at Maple - March 2018|
|Declared Presidential Candidates|
January 2nd, 1920
|June 12th, 1920|
|At City View Cemetery last week|
|In the Sunday paper on reviving talks|
|Compaction, emissions, erosion, cutting corners (2012)|
|More lanes isn't offering faster speeds and freer flow|
|Apartment blocks in blue; private drive and parking lots|
off cul-de-sacs; single detached homes line D and Park
|Proposed TIF District = apartment complex|
From here the great theme of 2022 has been The Plan . Two big plans finalized in 2022 The two most significant plans were the formal adopt...