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SCC Luncheons:

 Program - 12 Noon
       Member: No Charge
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 Lunch - 11:30 AM  
       $15 per person 


For luncheon reservations,
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call (503) 370-2808
by noon, Wed. Sept. 21.

Vegetarian entrees are available and must be requested at time of RSVP

Willamette Heritage Center
1313 Mill St. SE
Salem, OR 97301

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 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:

“...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.”


 

 

 
September 6, 2016, Volume 49, Issue 4

 
 
A Debate:
Local Pacs Are Divided
In How Much To Pay
For Proposed New Police Facility


Friday, September 23, 2016
11:30AM, Lunch; 12 Noon, Program
Willamette Heritage Center

Register By Noon, September 21

With many issues on Oregon’s November ballots, ranging from presidential  and gubernatorial candidates to raising corporate sales taxes, City of Salem voters have one local issue weighing heavily on their minds….the proposed police facility bond measure.

The possibility of building a new police facility has been studied and considered by Salem citizens and concerned groups for several years culminating in the City Council voting this summer to place an $82 million bond measure on the fall ballot.

Since then, two political action committees have organized in favor and opposition of the measure and representatives of those groups will debate the subject at the September 23, 2016 Salem City Club luncheon program.

TJ Sullivan, co-director of Keep Salem Safe PAC, will speak in favor of the measure and Brian Hines, officer of the Salem Can Do Better PAC, will speak in opposition. Both agree that a new police facility is needed but differ widely over the cost and what the facility should house.
Sullivan, a former Salem city councilor and chair of the City’s Blue Ribbon Task Force that originally proposed the bond measure, is a partner of Huggins Insurance in Salem. He is known for his civic service and was awarded the City of Salem’s 2015 Willard C. Marshall Special Citizen Award. Sullivan was the board chair for the Friends of the Senior Center, president of the Rotary Club of Keizer, and part of the Life Center Planning Committee for the Salem Alliance Church. He currently serves on the boards for Salem Academy Development Board and the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, and is the chair of the South Gateway Neighborhood Association.

Hines, a citizen activist who serves on the steering committee of Salem Community Vision and writes a popular blog called “hinessight,” was a manager for Oregon’s State Health Planning and Development Agency and served as Executive Director of the Oregon Health Decisions, a bioethics organization. Hines is the author of three books, including “Return to the One,” a study of the Neoplatonist Greek philosopher, Plotinus. He has a master’s degree in social work and has completed the course requirements for a Ph.D. in Systems Science.
 


For September 23 luncheon reservations, register online or call (503) 370-2808
by noon, Wed.  September 21

 



 
Mark Your Calendars!
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SCC Luncheons:

  
More Upcoming Election Coverage Programs... 
 
Oct. 7:  Forum with Congressman Kurt Schrader (Democratic Party) and challengers Colm Willis (Republican Party) and Marvin Sandnes (Pacific Green Party).
Oct. 12:    “Meet and Greet Members of your Legislative Community” co-sponsored with the League of Women Voters of Marion/Polk Counties. State Representatives from Districts 19, 20,21, 22, and 25 and Congressman Kurt Schrader and their challengers will be invited. This is an evening event, starting at 7 PM at the Dye House, Willamette Heritage Center.
Oct. 21:  Forum for candidates in the race for Oregon Secretary of State: Brad Avakian (Democratic Party), Dennis Richardson (Republican Party), Sharon Durbin (Libertarian Party), Michael Marsh (Constitution Party), Paul D. Wells (Independent Party), and Alan Zundel (Pacific Green Party).
Nov. 11:  Dr. Ed Dover of Western Oregon University will return to analyze the results of national, state and local elections.

 
 

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