The Urban Renewal Agency (URA) is a separate municipal corporation responsible for governing Salem’s seven urban renewal areas. With assistance from three advisory boards, the Agency Board provides direction and approval for projects and programs to invest in and improve specific geographic areas of the City.
In Salem, the Urban Renewal Agency Board (Agency) is constituted by the Mayor and City Council with the Mayor acting as Chair. The City Manager serves as the Executive Director of the Agency.
Staff support is provided by the
Urban Development Department through an
intergovernmental agreement with the City of Salem.
The Agency meets in Council Chambers following the Council meeting on the second Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. and as needed on the forth Monday of the month.
Detailed information about Agency meeting times, dates, and locations is shown in the calendar. You can access
meeting agendas online. Watch the meetings live on
CC:Media, channel 21, with replays during the week, or stream the meeting live or in archive form online.
URA Rules are adopted by the Agency and provide guidelines and procedures for its meetings. The rules provide for the order of agenda items at URA meetings, public comment, voting at meetings, and procedures for public hearings.
Other helpful resources you can access include the
functions and role of the City Council and URA and ways you can
participate in a City Council or URA meeting.
Resolution used to establish the Urban Renewal Agency.