The Budget Committee meets to review, discuss and make changes to the District’s proposed budget.
Every Budget Committee meeting has a public comment period. The public can provide oral or written testimony about the budget or proposed programs within the budget. A copy of the proposed budget is made available for inspection on our Public Meetings and Notices page and at the Cherriots administrative offices at Courthouse Square: 555 Court Street NE, Suite 5230 in Salem.
The Budget Committee typically meets during the fourth quarter of the fiscal year at Courthouse Square in the Senator Hearing Room. Cherriots issues a public notice announcing the meeting times. After the Budget Committee makes its recommendations, the Board approves the budget after a series of public hearings.
The Budget Committee consists of the seven Board members and seven appointed volunteers who serve three-year terms. Members of the committee must be registered voters and live within the urban growth boundary area of Salem and Keizer.
Everyone is welcome to attend a Budget Committee meeting. Meetings are held in the Senator Hearing Room at Courthouse Square, 555 Court Street NE in Salem. The Senator Hearing Room is accessible to individuals using wheelchairs or other mobility devices. Assistance is available for persons requiring meeting materials in alternative formats, sign language interpretation or other communication aids. Please contact Cherriots at least 48-hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements. The secretary of the committee can be reached from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 503-588-2424. For text telephone (TTY), call 711 for Oregon Relay Service.
For more information about the Budget Committee’s responsibilities, see the Local Budget Law section of the Oregon Department of Revenue’s website.