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

City Council meetings

The next Salem City Council Meetings are Monday, April 26, 2021, starting at 6 p.m. You will be able to sign up to provide online public comment or testimony between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., on the day of the meeting. On that day, a link to the Council Comment Sign-up Form will be available on this page during the sign-up period.

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  join us by 5:45 pm on April 26, or if you cannot participate with video (access to camera) and audio (access to microphone), 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 tonight's 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

Budget Committee meeting

Sign up to comment at April 14, 2021 Salem Budget Committee Meeting. City of Salem Budget Committee meetings for 2021 are scheduled for April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5 and May 31. You can sign up for virtual comment for future Budget Committee meetings on the day of the meeting. On that day, a link to the Budget Committee Comment Sign-up Form will be available on this page during the sign-up period, between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

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
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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