For Increased Community Involvement and Creative Solutions

Inclusion: Expanding citizens front-end involvement to insure decisions made by the City reflect the desires of our community.

Remove Barriers: Remove the parking meters at the library so all citizens have free access.

Fair Treatment:
All citizens will have fair and polite treatment at council meetings and all other interactions with the city.

Transparency in city government from the largest department down to individual elected city officials.

Accountability: Financial accountability for elected officials and the city.
Carole’s Accomplishments

Renovated 4 large historic buildings downtown and one residential house with her husband, Eric Kittleson.

 “Lazarus Award” from Oregon Downtown Development Association for downtown building renovation to national historic standards.

Chamber of Commerce “Distinguished Service” award for revitalization work downtown.

Salem Downtown Association “Livability Award” for work in the community.

Spearheaded collecting 9,000 signatures for the successful “No Parking Meters Downtown” initiative petition campaign in 2013.

Worked with downtown businesses and citizens to outline a Downtown Streetscape program to increase Salem tourism and business recruitment/retention.

Helped create the Downtown Toolbox Loan/Grant program. The most successful renewal program the city has offered. Now copied in most City Urban Renewal Districts and the Historic Landmarks Commission.

Owned her own business from 1981-2015.
Carole has served on the following local boards:

Salem Community Vision board.
Downtown Development Advisory board.
Former Chair of CAN-DO Neighborhood board.
Friends of the Historic Grand Theatre board.
Salem Convention and Visitors Association board.
Salem Downtown Association board.