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 tonight's Salem City Council and Salem Housing Authority meetings 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.

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

You may also sign up by 6 p.m. meeting night in Council Chambers to give live testimony during the meeting. If you cannot participate via Zoom or in person, please submit your written testimony by 5:00 p.m. prior to the meeting by email to [email protected]. You can also submit paper copies at the mailbox outside the City Recorder's office at the Civic Center, 555 Liberty St. SE, Room 205, also by 5:00 p.m. prior to the meeting. If your comments do not pertain to a report listed on the agenda, please send the comments directly to [email protected].

Ways to live-stream Monday's meeting

Comcast Cable CCTV Channel 21

City of Salem You Tube:

English and American Sign Language


Budget Committee meeting

Budget committee meetings for Fiscal Year 2022 have concluded. The budget was approved at the June 28 Salem City Council Meeting.

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 5:00 p.m. prior to the meeting by email to: [email protected]

Ways to live-stream next meeting

Comcast Cable CC:Media Channel 21

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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