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Cuts discussions continue at Salem City Hall

During a work session Wednesday, the Salem City Council didn’t seem to favor “extreme” cuts scenarios and considered reductions hitting multiple departments. The discussion came less than two weeks before voters will decide whether to implement a payroll tax to fund city services.

Salem City Council to discuss alternative cuts

The Salem City Council meets Wednesday to discuss ways to address its budget crisis if the payroll tax fails in November. Among the hypothetical scenarios is closing the library to retain police and fire, or to keep shelters open. They’ll also hear the feasibility of cutting vacancies and adding furlough days.