Police body cameras, resources for unsheltered: Highlights of Salem’s $662.6M city budget

Natalie is covering city and economic development for the Statesman Journal for the summer of 2021. This story is part of that coverage.

The budget — totaling $662.6 million — covers July 1 through June 30 of next year. It represents the city’s funding for more than 460 specific programs, including new sidewalks, trees and streetlights, but also ongoing projects, like seismic upgrades to the Salem Public Library.

Read the full story here.

Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is a freelance journalist and author based in Salem, Oregon. She wrote about education for more than seven years at the Statesman Journal and now covers education and other topics throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French from Willamette University.

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