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WEIGH IN: How should Salem handle its budget deficit?

The Salem City Council met Monday, Sept. 18, to hear the city’s proposed cuts if the payroll tax fails in the November election.

The cuts are laid out over five years, and would close the West Salem branch of the public library, pull city funding from homeless shelters, limit cleanings at public parks and more.

Read more about them here and the council discussion of them here.

Salem Reporter wants to hear from you about what you’d like the city to do going forward. We intend to publish the results of this poll in a future story and will use it to inform our reporting.

If you have comments on the poll or other thoughts, please email reporter Abbey McDonald at [email protected]. The survey will be open until Wednesday, Sept. 27.

To learn more about the tax and what’s ahead for Salem, join us as Salem Reporter hosts a public town hall to question supporters and opponents of the tax before ballots go out to voters.

Then event will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Elsinore Theatre. Tickets for the event are available online at no charge.

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