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Celebrating 45 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

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Friday, February 22, 2013
Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.

Program, Noon

Willamette Heritage Center
at The Mill
1313 Mill Street, SE
Salem, OR 97301-6351
 For luncheon reservations, call 503.370.2808 or email
by noon, the Wednesday before each program

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Member Lunch, $12
Member No Lunch, No Cost
Nonmember Lunch, $15
Nonmember No Lunch: $5

Vegetarian or vegan entrees are available and must be requested at time of RSVP
Free parking
Doors open at 11:00 a.m.

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Please welcome our newest Salem City Club members:

McRae Carmichael
James Kohn


Credit/debit cards will only be accepted online.  Only Cash/Check will be accepted for at the door payment.

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CCTV Broadcast Schedule
 SCC programs can be seen on CCTV, Comcast Cable Channel 21, for two weeks starting the Wednesday after the meeting on
Wednesdays at 4pm, Thursdays at 4:30pm, Fridays at 7pm, and Saturdays at 1pm.

 Salem City Club’s mission is:
“to provide a common meeting ground for persons of divergent  beliefs, politics and occupations, for the interchange of ideas and stimulation of intelligent thinking and action on civic affairs; and to inform and activate its members and the community in public matters, and to arouse in them an appreciation of the responsibilities of citizenship.”

Friday programs are hosted at Willamette Heritage Center at
the Mill.  Doors open at
11:30 AM with program commencement at noon. Lunch reservations required  – before noon Wednesday.

February 11, 2013,  Volume 45, Issue 11

 “Streetcars and Such:

Extending the Downtown Vision”
A Presentation in the Series

Looking Ahead:
Grassroots Ideas for Downtown Vitality, Transit and the Future of Salem

Friday, February 22, 2013
The ongoing series featuring downtown and transportation possibilities will have its fourth session on February 22nd.  Previously, the City Club has heard from the Streetscape group, concentrating on ideas for the face of Downtown Salem.  Second, we received the League of Women Voters’ transit study, and discussed the roles for public, private and non-profit sectors of transit in general.  Third, we have a debate
on the “perennial” issue of a 3rd bridge across the Willamette here in Salem, and the current extensive and ongoing efforts to develop a specific proposal.

This fourth program on February 22nd will continue with the grassroots ideas theme of the series.  In the first part of the program we will hear a proposal for a streetcar system for Salem, potentially spanning the Willamette.  Then, we will host Paddy Tillett, a nationally known planner/architect specializing in urban design.  Paddy is a principal in the architecture firm Zimmer, Gonsul, Frasca, (ZGF) based in Portland, but with offices in several cities around the U.S.  He has been intimately involved in Portland transit planning, planning for new streetcar projects in other U.S. cities, and also in transportation and urban design projects all over the world.  Paddy will comment on a streetcar idea for Salem, but primarily will assist local citizens in drawing together any future visions of possibilities for downtown and for Salem-area planning that may emerge from our entire series.

The streetcar proposal is intended to be a broad-based preliminary idea for public consideration, and will be presented by three City Club members:  Allan Pollock, Bob Krebs, and Russ Beaton.  Allan is, of course, the executive director of Salem Keizer Transit (Cherriots), and Bob serves on the Board of that organization.  He is retired from ODOT, where he served as the head of rail-based planning for Oregon.  Russ is an economist emeritus from Willamette University, where he long taught urban land economics and was involved in many local and regional economic and land use issues.

Please plan to join us on Friday, February 22nd, and don your thinking caps as we imagine alternative futures for Salem, its land use and transportation frameworks. 
Our Speakers:
Bob Krebs is an Oregon native with over 40 years experience in the transportation and tourism industry. He served as president/CEO of Grand National Tours, Inc. a nationally licensed Oregon transportation broker.  He developed and operated many educational and marketing programs for passenger carriers (i.e. airlines, bus lines and Amtrak).  He has managed tour operations in North America, Europe and Asia.  In 2004 he retired from a third career with the Oregon Department of Transportation as the Intercity Passenger Rail Coordinator.  His ODOT activities included the Amtrak Cascades train project, renovation of Willamette Valley Railroad Stations and improvements to the Oregon Intercity Bus Network.  He currently serves as a volunteer on the board of several non-profit transportation and public service organizations and works as a part- time tourism and transportation consultant.

Russ Beaton obtained his B.A. from Willamette University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Claremont University, all in economics.  He taught at California State Fullerton and Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C., before returning to Willamette, where he was a professor of Economics for 33 years, and professor emeritus since 2003.  While at Willamette, he specialized in areas such as environmental economics, urban land economics, and energy economics, and has done several studies focusing on urban growth boundary policies.  He participated in the structuring and passing of Oregon’s land use laws, and has consulted to several state agencies, including ODOT, Department of Land Conservation and Development, Department of Energy, and Department of Economic Development. He has co-authored three books in the area of sustainable development, and is working on a fourth.  He also concentrates on gardening, grand parenting, and playing tennis.
Paddy Tillett is an architect, urban designer and city planner with over thirty years of international professional experience.  He practiced in Osaka, London, Cologne, and Abuja, Nigeria before coming to live in Portland, Oregon in 1982.  He directs Planning and Urban Design for the firm of Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP, where he is a principal.  Tillett is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and a Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute.  He is also a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and is a LEED Accredited Professional in Sustainability.  He is a  nationally known speaker on urban design issues.

Allan Pollock has been the General Manager for Salem-Keizer Transit since 2007 and has been involved in the public transit industry for 21 years. Pollock serves as the president of the Oregon Transit Association and is a board member of the American Public Transportation Association. A retired US Army Reserve officer,  locally he is board president of Garten Services and serves on the Board of the Salem City Club.
Please join us Friday, February 22, 2013, as we continue our series Looking Ahead: Grassroots Ideas for Downtown Vitality, Transit and the Future of Salem with:  “Streetcars and Such: Extending the Downtown Vision”.    As is our tradition we meet at the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill in the Dye House.   For lunch reservations email before noon Wednesday, February 20, 2013Parking is free.  Doors open at 11:30 AM.  For more information on this program please go to

2013 State of the City Address

Mayor Anna M. Peterson

February 20
, 2013
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Salem Conference Center

Salem Mayor Anna M. Peterson will be presenting the 2013 State of the City Address at the Salem Conference Center
from 12:00 - 1:30pm.
Mayor Peterson will highlight her vision for the coming year and report the progress of several projects she is working on. City Councilors will be joining the Mayor for this event, and are looking forward to this opportunity for dialogue with the community. 
No RSVP is necessary.* Lunch optional; $13 at the door and the buffet opens at 11:30 a.m.  Co-sponsored by the Salem Rotary, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Salem City Club and the City of Salem.

*If you'd like to request a vegan meal, please email Raquel @ prior to Thursday, 2/14.  All vegan meals are guaranteed ahead of time, and will need to be paid for regardless of attendance.  No need to RSVP or request regular lunch fare.  Thank you.




Friday, March 8:  What's  New in Large-Scale Recycling in the Mid-Willamette Valley:  Automated Sorting of Recyclables at Garten Foundation, and Metal Recovery from the Brooks Incinerator Ash Depository.  Tim Rocak, CEO of the Garten Foundation; Don Alexander, Environmental Engineering Associate, Marion County Dept. of Environmental Services. 

Do you have an idea for a program?  Contact any Program Committee member with your suggestion, email your suggestion to or attend a Program Committee meeting. 

2012-2013 SCC Board:
Russ Beaton, President
Carla Mikkelson, Program Committee Chair
Lloyd Chapman, Membership Chair
Anita Saalfeld, Treasurer
Jan Margosian, Past President
John Adams
Petra Berger
Tom Golden
Allan Pollock
Cynthia Condon
Bob Martin

Supporting Business Partners

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Sustaining Contributors!

Platinum Contributors

Kathleen Beaufait
Egon & Diana Bodtker
Beverly Bow
Deborah Dancik & Edd LeSage
Britta Lion Franz
Roger P. Gillette
Mary Kamppi
Steve Kenney
Jan & Les Margosian
Anita Saalfeld
Linda Teal
Bob & Leslie Zeigen
Gold Contributors
Keith York & Mary Hart
Ruth Young

Silver Contributors
Adele Egan
Nancy Kuehn
Bill Mainwaring
Raquel Moore-Green
Kathy & Steve Sansone

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