This month, we introduce SESNA's new meeting format! The first meeting of each quarter--January, April, July, and October--will follow the "standard" format: 90 minutes long, with multiple guests and a single group discussion about issues of concern to neighbors. The remaining meetings, starting with February 2019, will be project-focused. We'll start with a 30-minute business … Continue reading February 26 – New meeting format!
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 is below. A pdf of the document is available for download here. The current stakeholder advisory committee … Continue reading SESNA Position on “Our Salem” Stakeholder Advisory Committee
This month, SESNA returns to Capital Park Wesleyan Church for our regular monthly meeting. We'll hear from Public Works about sidewalk repair, Lois Stark about the upcoming Library Bond Election, settle on an official neighborhood position on the City's proposed State Street projects, and more! Also, join us in finalizing plans for October's big annual … Continue reading September Meeting!
Part 3! Are you ready for a wildfire, flood, or Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake? In the event of a major quake, most or all bridges will fail; power and water will be out of service for weeks or months; grocery stores will be empty; and there will be no cell service. We can expect to … Continue reading Part Three of Emergency Preparedness Workshops
Part 2! The West Coast is overdue for a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. That means a 9.0 earthquake and a tsunami at the coast, and at least a 7.0 earthquake here in Salem. Most or all bridges will fail, power and water will be out of service for weeks or months, grocery stores will be … Continue reading Part Two of Emergency Preparedness Workshops
Neighbors come in all races and speak many languages. Here in SESNA, one of Salem's more diverse neighborhoods, many of our neighbors do not have English as their first language. SESNA has purchased fifty of these welcoming yard signs, sized at 18" x 24". They have the same message in English, Spanish, and Arabic: "No … Continue reading Welcoming Yard Signs Available
SESNA was designated a Heritage Neighborhood! In celebration, we've created this beautiful Heritage Neighborhood calendar.