Willamette Wake Up 07/18/2017 — Mid-Willamette Homeless Initiative Task Force Update

The Task Force held its eleventh and final meeting on February 7, 2017, and, since then, the Task Force’s “transition team” has been unsuccessful in its efforts to put together sufficient funding and other support for a “project manager” to supervise the implementation of the forty or so recommendations that make up the Task Force’s “strategic plan.”

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Willamette Wake Up 07/11/2017 — Housing the Chronically Homeless

Michael Livingston and Sara Cromwell report on the roll-out of the City of Salem’s recently adopted Homeless Rental Assistance Program (HRAP), the goal of which is to provide housing and supportive services to 100 of our community’s hardest-to-house homeless citizens.

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Willamette Wake Up 07/11/2017 — Salem City Council

Michael Livingston reports on last night’s meeting of the Salem City Council, which included discussions about the make-up Mayor Bennett’s proposed Transit Committee and ODOT’s process for receiving comments on the impact of the proposed Salem River Crossing project on Wallace Marine Park, the Wallace Natural Area, and the Willamette River Water Trail.

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Willamette Wake Up — 50th Anniversary of the Oregon Beach Bill

Oregon’s famous legislation to ensure public access to Oregon’s beaches is 50 years old today. Chris Havel, Oregon Parks and Recreation, and Stacey Nally, Oregon Capitol Foundation discuss the history of the bill and a celebration event.

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Willamette Wake Up 07/04/2017 — Mayor Chuck Bennett

Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett talks about his proposal for a “revenue committee” to reassess the assumptions on which the city’s current revenue structure is based and his proposal to provide supportive housing for 100 “chronically homeless” citizens in our community, which the City Council recently approved.

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