How to Give Public Comment at Salem City Council and Budget Committee Meetings

City Council meetings

Sign up to provide virtual comment or testimony at the next Salem City Council meeting using the Salem Meeting Public Comment Sign-up Form. The Sign-up Form is available between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. An email will be sent to you this afternoon explaining how to log in to the online meeting and how to comment.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you have difficulty signing up using the link in the above paragraph, or don't receive a confirmation email within an hour of completing and submitting the sign-up form, please immediately email cityrecorder@cityofsalem.net (before the 2:00 p.m. sign-up deadline, if possible).

As an alternative, you may submit your comments in writing as described in the paragraph "Other ways to provide input," below.

 

Please note: Per Salem City Council Rule 15: Public Comment. We will be enforcing the time limits specified in the rule. Each of the City Council comment periods under Agenda Items 2 (comment for on-agenda items) and 8 (comment for any other issue), shall not exceed a maximum of 30 minutes, and the pre-registration will be limited to no more than 10 people for each on a first-come, first-served basis. These rules do not apply to public hearings or land use hearings.

Other ways to provide input

If you cannot participate via Zoom, please submit your written testimony by 5:00 p.m. prior to the meeting by email to cityrecorder@cityofsalem.net. You can also submit paper copies at the mailbox outside the City Recorder's office at the Civic Center, 555 Liberty St. SE, Room 225, also by 5:00 p.m. prior to the meeting. Comments submitted after 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting should be sent directly to citycouncil@cityofsalem.net.

Ways to live-stream Monday's meeting

Comcast Cable CCTV Channel 21

City of Salem You Tube Channel:

English and American Sign Language

Spanish

Budget Committee meeting

The first City of Salem Budget Committee Meeting of 2022 was Wednesday, January 5. The virtual meeting through Zoom included a presentation of the Fiscal Year 2023 through Fiscal Year 2027 Five-Year Financial Forecasts and election of officers. 2022 Budget Committee meetings were held April 20, April 27, May 4. Another meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 11,  with an alternate meeting, if needed, on May 18. June 13 and June 27 will be City Council meetings where a public hearing and adoption of the 2023 budget will be held.

Sign up to provide virtual comment or testimony for individual meetings using the Sign Up to Comment Form. The Sign-up Form is available between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. After you sign up, an email will be sent to you the afternoon of the meeting explaining how to log in to the online meeting and how to comment.

Other ways to provide input

If you cannot join us by 5:45 pm on meeting day, or if you cannot participate with video (access to camera) and audio (access to microphone), please submit your testimony in writing by 3:00 p.m. prior to the meeting by email to: budgetoffice@cityofsalem.net

Ways to live-stream next meeting

Comcast Cable CC:Media Channel 21

YouTube

Need assistance?

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-763-3459 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

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