City of Salem Presents Proposed 2022 Budget April 14

​Learn how the City of Salem proposes to pay for services to the community for Fiscal Year 2022 at the April 14, 2021, Budget Committee meeting.

The City of Salem's Budget Committee, comprised of resident members, Mayor, and City Council, will consider the City Manager's proposed budget Wednesday evenings through May 5, 2021 with an additional alternate meeting if needed on May 12, 2021.

The combined City of Salem and Urban Renewal Agency budgets include estimates of revenue, costs of services, debt service and capital projects for the period from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022. 

The proposed $657.5 million budget is the City's financial plan to provide services to the Salem community.  This proposed budget presents an optimistic plan for recovery from the fiscal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Federal CARES and American Rescue Plan Acts offer an opportunity to stabilize the FY 2022 budget.

Add your voice by providing written testimony to the Budget Committee ([email protected]).  The budget process concludes with a City Council public hearing and adoption in June. For more information including a preview of the budget, check out our web page on the City's Budget.

Capital Improvement Plan, FY 2022 through FY 2026

At their April 21 meeting, the Budget Committee will also hold a public hearing on the City's Capital Improvement Plan for FY 2022 through FY 2026.  The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a five-year forecast which identifies capital projects requiring the use of public funds over and above routine annual operating expenses. The CIP also projects possible future sources of funding and the projects' timing and priority. 

Capital projects include:

  • community facilities (parks owned and maintained by the City)
  • municipal facilities (like the airport, buildings and parking structures, information technology)
  • transportation (streets and streetlights)
  • utilities (water, wastewater and stormwater facilities).   

Direction from City Council:
Strategic Plan Update and 2021 Policy Agenda

Salem City Council's 2021 Policy Agenda draws from Council and community-defined priorities in the Strategic Plan for 2021-2026.  Through its annual Policy Agenda, City Council agrees on specific priorities for action in the coming year.

Priorities include:  

  • addressing homelessness
  • creating community resilience in response to COVID-19 pandemic resident and business impacts
  • increasing equitable delivery of City services
  • building great neighborhoods
  • taking action on climate change.  

To view the 2021 Policy Agenda or the Strategic Plan, please visit

All Virtual Meeting

On April 14, 2021, the City of Salem's Budget Committee meets at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting will be broadcast live via the CCTVSalem's YouTube page, or Comcast Cable Channel 21.

Public Comment and Testimony

To provide live, virtual testimony, sign up on-line the day of the meeting between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Written testimony is accepted any time.  To ensure your testimony is available for consideration during the meeting, submit comments on meeting agenda items by email to [email protected] by 3 p.m. the day of the meeting. 

Contact us

Budget Office
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 230
Salem OR 97301