In January 2023, the Salem City Council voted to spend some general fund money to update the terminal to accommodate TSA's screening needs. We view this as an investment in a City asset similar to Public Works and Police buildings recently built, and the LIbrary and Civic Center upgrades. Older asset, increased needs means investments are needed. In addition, the Council approved funds to add staff to build and execute a needed safety plan. Up until then, no general fund dollars had been spent on this 5-year effort. It's been a broad, private-sector community effort. The goal is for airline service to create new revenues such that the airport does not require general fund operational needs. Funding to date includes private contributions and a $500,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Aviation funded with aviation fuel taxes. The committee plans to raise all necessary funds with 1) local contributions, 2) economic development contributions from area cities and counties, and 3) state and federal grants. It's important to note that revenue created at the airport cannot be spent on other priorities like public safety or homeless efforts.