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July 23, 2020

We stand with our community partners Latinos Unidos Siempre and Salem-Keizer Coalition in Equality, and the call to remove School Resource Officers (SROs) from Salem-Keizer schools. At a moment when our communities are crying out for the protection of Black lives, a dismantling of white supremacy, and demanding racial justice, we must commit to non-police strategies in our schools.

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July 16, 2020
As long-time advocates and fighters for safe and accessible transportation options, and founding members of the Getting There Together Coalition, we are thrilled that today Metro Council referred their Get Moving 2020 regional transportation investment measure to the November 2020 ballot, which will invest more than $7 billion over the next 20 years.
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June 25, 2020
Metro Council is getting ready to decide whether to refer their Regional Transportation Measure Get Moving 2020 to the November ballot. There are four opportunities starting June 30 to have your voice heard.
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May 28, 2020
Finalization of the ballot measure in the greater Portland region, which has been under development for more than a year, was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. A decision by Metro Council whether to refer the package to the November 2020 ballot is now expected this summer. If referred and passed, the measure will invest billions in safety, transit, and transportation access projects in our communities over the next 20 years.
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May 26, 2020
SKATS, the regional transportation planning agency for the greater Salem/Keizer area, has approved the 2021-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP establishes the schedule and priority for the near-term funding and implementation of transportation improvement projects. Approximately $15 million in federal funds were available for this cycle. 
 
We submitted comments in support of infrastructure and programming investments for projects that will improve safety and access for people who walk, bicycle and use transit in the Salem-Keizer area.
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April 29, 2020
Funding opportunities now open in Washington and Oregon to apply for grants supporting SRTS infrastructure projects.
April 2, 2020

During this period of uncertainty and change, transportation planning efforts are still moving forward for the Salem-Keizer area. Weigh in on important funding for Safe Routes to School, transit fleet upgrades, future city development and more!

“Our Salem” Moves Online

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March 19, 2020

During this uncertain time for health, economic, and community stability, we are all adjusting our routines to help combat the community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Through our mission-driven work to improve the health and well-being of people of all races, income levels, and abilities, and build healthy, thriving communities for everyone, we know that many families rely on schools to be more than just a source of education, but also as community, caregivers, and, most importantly, meal providers.

February 25, 2020

We are now about three months away from Metro’s referral of a regional investment in transportation in 2020 – Metro is widely expected to make that referral this May for the November 2020 ballot.

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February 24, 2020

March 24, 2020 Update:

Salem City Council has adopted a Sit-Lie ordinance that prohibits people from sitting or lying on public sidewalks from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The ordinance was approved a week after Council’s decision to ban loitering in public spaces during the next 5 weeks to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Sit-Lie ordinance is permanent and has a $250 penalty attached for violators.

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