|Cherriots Board Chair - via Twitter|
The Low or No Emission Vehicle Program has been around for a while, with the first round of grants announced in 2016. Cherriots may have submitted applications before.
|Route 11 mainly on Lancaster Drive|
|Cherriots Board Chair - via Twitter|
|Route 11 mainly on Lancaster Drive|
|New Building, New Chief|
Ralph Andersen & Associates is beginning the recruitment process for the new Chief of Police for the City of Salem. The City of Salem invites you to take this survey regarding the future of the City of Salem Police Department. The survey will begin an open conversation about what is needed in the next Chief of Police.Chief Moore has seemed like a nice and responsible fellow. Yesterday he published an open letter about Minneapolis saying "we do not teach any of our officers to control a suspect’s actions by kneeling on their neck." That is a good statement, but the initial frame of "tragic events across the nation" is not wholly adequate to the structural elements in play here. It's not some random tragic event, but is one instance of a deep and enduring pattern across the country. The frame of tragedy operates as something of a euphemism in this case.
|Front page of Minneapolis Star-Tribune today|
|Two red "very high" need areas are immediately adjacent to parks|
in South Salem, Wendy Kroger and Woodmansee Parks
(the color scheme also is awful)
|South of Rural Ave to Clark Creek Park|
|from "Friends of Marine Drive" last night at Council|
[In] November 2019 an alignment for Marine Drive was surveyed that is not consistent with the Council's June 10, 2019 motion....[the] surveyed alignment for Marine Drive swings outside of the Urban Growth Boundary to the east (red shading) and was the previous alignment in the Transportation Systems Plan that takes Marine Drive along Wallace Marine Park.The context for this is a proposal and request from 2017 for a different alignment, which seemed to have been formally accepted at Council in 2019. The detail map above shows segments #4 and #5 on the proposed alignment.
|Connection at #4 is being disputed now (diagram from 2017)|
|Civil War Memorial in City View (November 2019):|
"Erected in memory of deceased brave defenders
of our country in the civil war of 1861-1865"*
|Local ad grids, with "Gettysburg speech"|
Morning paper May 30th
Afternoon paper, May 29th, both 1920
|Notice from the Feds|
Jasmine Marie Harris, Transportation PlannerSpecifically, one of the deficiencies that the Feds identified regarded public participation.
Federal Highway Administration, Oregon Division
530 Center St. NE, Suite 420
Salem, OR 97301
Jeremy Borrego, Transportation Program Specialist
Federal Transit Administration, Region 10
915 Second Ave., Suite 3142
Seattle, WA 98174
|The formal Notice from the Feds|
about deficiencies in public participation
|Summary from April|
|Work on Pringle Creek's stream bed and bank at Boise|
|Higher water and grass filling in - January 2020|
|The balance loophole|
|Voters trounced the pro-bridge slate of candidates|
(SJ piece on Elections spending,
Voters Pamphlet statements on SRC)
|On the radio today - via Twitter|
|Cycles of optimism, in the lull after the First Boom|
April 2nd, 1902
|From the Every Mile Counts brochure (highlighting added)|
|Jason Lee House as occupied by John Boon |
Kuchel & Dresel's "map" of Salem, 1858
Willamette University Archives
|Still doing history, Elisabeth Walton Potter in Salem Reporter|
Managing weather conditions, February 17th, 1920
|Not just sales and service of batteries:|
Special storage for batteries
while car is mothballed during the winter
January 25th, 1920
By the mid-1920s the American automobile had won the revolution Ford had begun. The country was on wheels, and the manufacture and sale of automobiles had become an important component in the American economy. The closed car was no longer exclusively a rich man’s possession. In 1920 most cars had been open models, the occupants protected from the weather by canvas-and-isinglass side curtains. The Essex coach, a no-frills two-door sedan introduced in 1922 by the Hudson Motor Car Company, reduced the cost of sheltered motoring to that of a touring car. Ten years later, Detroit manufacturers were producing closed models almost exclusively.Here in Salem, 1920 really does seems to mark a transitional moment, and car dealers and advertising started to emphasize the closed car. Previously ads for them had been sporadic, but in the 1920 they appear regularly. Ford appeared to lead.
|(City of Salem)|
|The west crosswalk on Ferry at Liberty is terrible!|
|There is only one slide|
|NEN would like more analysis|
[City staff] are aware of only one other instance in Oregon, in Wilsonville, where tax increment financing was used for direct payments to the owner.And it does not seem yet that the City or Council has made this review - or at least shared it publicly. The slide for the work session doesn't much address the level of detail asked about in the letter from NEN.
The plan projects payments over 41 years...how can the city commit to so many years of payments when it's impossible to predict the housing market over that time?...
We are also concerned that the number of affordable units...has decreased...
We hope Council will review carefully the TIF Plan...to ensure [it is] in the public's best interests over the life of the TIF District.
|Here's another chart that purports to show change, but |
lacks a control variable. (Comments reversed in white added)
|Behind the piano and memorial wall,|
an old storefront bolted onto the house (2012)
(The VFW history shows the house before the storefront addition)
|The disavowal of precision in the FAQ rings a little false|
with the tables and numbers they actually published
(quote in red from the FAQ with the April version of Indicators)
We've heard from a lot of you as part of the Our Salem project, and we thank you for your input on the different options - or scenarios - for how Salem could grow in the future.If you are unfamiliar with the basic structure, some of the questions might be helpfully explanatory.
We know there is a lot of information packed into the scenarios and indicators, so we've created a webpage to help answer some of the most frequently asked questions.
Scenarios help us "test drive" different future land use patterns. For example, one scenario shows more new housing on the edges of Salem, while another shows more areas with mixed-use development. By having multiple scenarios, we can test different ideas in the community to better understand what people like and dislike.But on some of the more technical details they talk around the matter.
Scenarios also help us know how different land use patterns could impact things like the environment, housing affordability, and how people travel around the community. This is done through a planning model that our consultants use called Envision Tomorrow.
Ultimately, the scenarios will help us develop the vision for future growth in the Salem area. This vision will include a map of how we want to grow as well as priorities that guide our growth.
|Marketing to adults - May 6th, 1920|
Most years, National Bike Month centers on biking to work and riding with a friend to a local coffee shop to get them back on a bike. In 2020, we’re doing National Bike Month a little differently. This May, the League encourages everyone to get on a bike, go for a ride, and share the joy online together. For the 31 days in May, #BikesUnite us.Closer to home, the Street Trust postponed the Bike More Challenge to June.
Though May is traditionally National Bike Month, due the unprecedented events caused by the Covid-19 virus, Bike More Challenge is being moved to June.After cancelling in 2019, Cherriots was going to hold Open Streets Salem this May, but through the Winter and into Spring, they made no announcement and clearly the project was delayed. Now, with C19, it is obviously on hiatus and it seems unlikely it will come together this year at all. Demand has seemed slack, there haven't been many calls for it, and the event does not seem to have found its footing yet here.
|Evergreen Church building could be headed for change (2014)|
Each year the City has commissioned a satisfaction survey, and they ask about walking and biking in it. Most recently, walking and biking sa...