This writing was supposed to be about Salem’s iconic Saturday Market and how to walk there from our neighborhood, while seeing interesting things on the way. Sadly enough, reality has caught up to us, with rising numbers of COVID-19 infections. Promoting such a public gathering did no longer seem appropriate. Does this mean, we should […]
We have heard a lot of community support for creating neighborhood hubs in Salem. These are small-scale shops and services in residential neighborhoods. Neighborhood hubs are a newer idea in Salem, so we need your input as we start working out the details. What kinds of businesses would you like in your neighborhood? What should they […]
The City of Salem is preparing to further develop Geer Park, a 44-acre community park located at 241 Geer Drive NE and State St., on the edge of SESNA. As a first step, neighbours can provide input on potential new uses and their location within the park.
There is no way around it; Oregon has a terrible history when it comes to racism. Up till 1928, Native American children were stolen from their families and put into christian-run boarding schools, to be forcibly indoctrinated into ‘civilized’ culture. At the onset of USA involvement in World War II in 1942, American-born US citizens […]
A neighbor recently reported seeing individuals with white supremacist/neo-Nazi tattoos and related symbols right here in Salem, in the vicinity of 12th Street and Hines. Hate groups have been expanding nationally and in Oregon in recent years. What can we do about this growing problem? The extent of the problem Despite Oregon’s reputation as a […]
At the September 25, 2018 SESNA Board meeting, SESNA approved a statement of concern and formal recommendation to Mayor and Council regarding the stakeholder advisory committee for the “Our Salem” comprehensive plan update process. The text of the letter can be found below. A pdf of the document is available for download here. The current […]
SESNA is pleased with the first steps the Salem City Council took in approving parts of the State Street Corridor Plan. The Council approved the ‘Hybrid’ road section, which institutes a road diet for the stretch of State Street between 12th St and 17th St. Council also approved the MU-1 and MU-2 zones, with some […]
SESNA resident Dave MacMillan received the City of Salem ‘At Your Service’ Volunteer Award for 2017. Dave volunteered for the Salem Heritage Neighborhood Subcommittee, focusing on documenting historic buildings in SESNA. He also developed a calendar featuring photos of homes around the neighborhood, sold as a fundraiser. Dave’s work will contribute to coming walking tours […]
Our neighbors come in all races and speak many languages. After all, SESNA is one of Salem’s more diverse neighborhoods.
SESNA and City of Salem are sponsoring a series of neighborhood discussions about earthquake and emergency preparedness.