Growing Pains in Commission's Spotlight

Keizertimes, December 20, 2017

By: Eric Howald

The Keizer Planning Commission weighed in on the future of city growth at its meeting Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Members of the commission met early this month to take part in a new study weighing the options for expanding Keizer’s city limits against the possible impacts on everything from livability to infrastructure. Glen Bolen and Kate Rogers, planners with Otak, Inc., met with commissioners and several other groups throughout the day, but the planning commission was the only one open to the public. Bolen said Otak will schedule two open-session meetings for members of the public to attend in early 2018.

“The most common themes we’ve heard so far are concerns about traffic and the ability to create more jobs in town,” Bolen said.

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