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 on or after the first budget meeting on May 11. The budget document may be inspected or obtained at the Cherriots Administration Office (Suite 5230) between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at 555 Court Street NE,  Salem, Oregon 97301 . Please visit this webpage for further notifications for the Budget Committee meetings.


Public meetings of the Budget Committee of the Salem Area Mass Transit District of Marion and Polk Counties, State of Oregon, are scheduled to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, and will be held at:

Courthouse Square / Senator Hearing Room
555 Court St NE / Salem, OR 97301



May 4 - 6:00 PM

Budget Committee Orientation

May 11 - 6:00 PM

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

May 18 - 6:00 PM

Budget Committee Meeting: Receive Public Comment and Budget Deliberation

June 1 - 6:00 PM

Budget Committee Meeting: Receive Public Comment and Budget Deliberation

June 22 - 6:30 PM

Board of Directors Meeting: Budget Hearing 

The Budget Committee meetings were publicly noticed on April 14 and April 21, 2017 in both the KeizerTimes and Statesman Journal.