Budget Committee

The Budget Committee is Salem Area Mass Transit District's fiscal planning advisory committee. The Budget Committee consists of the seven elected Board of Directors and seven appointed citizens who serve three year terms. The Budget Committee meets two to three times during the fourth quarter of the fiscal year. The fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.

In accordance with Oregon's Local Budget Law (ORS 294), public meetings are held by the Budget Committee to review, discuss, make changes to and approve the proposed budget presented by SAMTD staff. The approved budget goes before the Board of Directors. They hold a Budget Hearing and then deliberate.  Upon completion of their deliberations, the Board adopts the budget, and sets the tax rate and amount needed to balance the budget.

Budget Committee meetings are open to the public.  Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. A copy of the proposed budget document may be inspected or obtained after the  budget orientation meeting at the Cherriots Administration Office in Courthouse Square between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at 555 Court Street NE, Suite 5230, Salem, Oregon 97301 . Please visit this webpage for further notifications for the Budget Committee meetings.


Public meetings of the Budget Committee for Salem Area Mass Transit District of Marion and Polk Counties, State of Oregon, are scheduled for fiscal year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, and will be held at Courthouse Square in the Senator Hearing Room at 555 Court Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301. SAMTD Budget Committee meetings will be publicly noticed on April 9, 2018 and on April 16, 2018 in both the Keizer Times and Statesman Journal.



May 3- 6:00 PM

Budget Committee Orientation

May 10 - 6:00 PM

Budget Committee Meeting: Elect Committee Chair, Receive Public Comment, Receive Budget Message, and Budget Deliberation.

May 17 - 6:00 PM

Budget Committee Meeting: Receive Public Comment and Budget Deliberation

May 31 - 6:00 PM

Budget Committee Meeting: Receive Public Comment and Budget Deliberation

June 21 - 6:30 PM

Board of Directors Meeting: Budget Hearing