Mayor Chuck Bennet

This week on the Forum, Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett recently delivered the 2018 “State of the City” address. The former state representative and longtime city council member and leader has a full slate of issues to deal with, and outlines in the presentation the current state of topics  including the challenge of homelessness, a threat to the quality of the city’s drinking water, future plans for Riverfront Park, and even the controversial proposal for a third bridge over the Willamette River between the capital city and West Salem.