Budget Committee

The budget committee is Salem-Keizer Transit'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.

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 Salem-Keizer Transit 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 the amount needed to balance the budget. 

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.


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

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

The meetings will begin at 6 p.m. on the following dates:



May 4, 2017

Budget Committee Orientation

May 11, 2017

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

May 18, 2017

Budget Committee Meeting: Receive Public Comment and Budget Deliberation

June 1, 2017 

Budget Committee Meeting: Receive Public Comment and Budget Deliberation

June 22, 2017

Board of Directors Meeting: Budget Hearing at 6:30 p.m.


Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.