On Monday, the City Council banned camping on public property. Now they are moving to designate a homeless camp on public land.

Hi neighbor,

My name is Reid Sund, and I am running to be your City Councilor from Ward 7.

I didn’t think this would be how I introduce myself for the first time, but this is an important issue facing our community. I want to know how you feel about the current homeless situation in Salem. Please take a second to take the poll below.

I have lived here in Salem nearly my whole life and the homeless issue is truly symbolic of the direction of our community. This is a human crisis and we need common sense and balanced solutions to these tough problems. That is why I am running for City Council.

My wife and I have three kids under 4 and I want to leave them a better Salem than we have, but I am afraid we are going in the wrong direction. I never thought I would be here, but I care too much about this city to not do anything.

I am going to be doing everything I can to earn your vote, but until I make it to your neighborhood, check out my website, www.ReidSund.com, to learn a little bit more about me and why I am running.

Also, you can follow me on Facebook and Instagram. You can always get in touch with me via email at reid@reidsund.com as well.

Look forward to getting to know you,