Curry County Public Safety Levy Fails

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — After a disappointing Election Day for Curry County public safety, the state may have to get involved. Curry County voters decided not to pass a measure to raise 3 million dollars for the sheriff’s office. It called for 134 dollars per 100,000 dollars of assessed property value. 58% of voters said … Continue reading »

Recall Effort to Begin Wednesday

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — One activist who has been vocal in his opposition to this November’s ballot measures was excited both that the measures were defeated, but also because it was a landslide which he said sends a loud and clear message. This might just be the beginning. An effort to have a total recall … Continue reading »

November 2013 Special Election Results

Some voters in Oregon took part in the Special Election on Nov. 5, which included several measures dealing with money. Here are the unofficial results from the elections in Jackson, Josephine, Curry, Lake and Klamath counties: Jackson County: Measure 15-120 Five-Year Local Option Tax for operations: The purpose of this local option tax is to … Continue reading »

Ballots Out for Special Election

MEDFORD, Ore. — Election officers across Southern Oregon are preparing for the November special election. The Josephine County Clerk’s Office prepared its equipment on Tuesday, checking its ballot tabulation machine. Over at the Jackson County Office, staff are waiting to get returned ballots soon. This year, voters will choose whether to continue a 5-year local … Continue reading »

Voters to Decide on Public Safety

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Several police and fire crews in Grants Pass could soon be laid off. This November, voters will decide whether to fund a tax levy specifically for Grants Pass police and fire. This tax is what the city of Grants Pass already has in place, but it’s going to expire this coming … Continue reading »

Heritage District Idea Moved Back

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Commissioners have already agreed to refer measures to voters that would create a county-wide library levy in May, and a measure to help pay for extension services. Recent appeals to add a measure to establish a heritage district to help fund local historical societies, and another to make commissioners a … Continue reading »

Cities Vote on Placing Measure on Ballot

MEDFORD, Ore. — Kim Cornette and her two young boys visited the Central Point library on Monday, a place that has become a regular stop every week. “For years we’ve enjoyed using the library, but recently since school has begun, we’ve enjoyed coming to find books that my boys can use for the projects and … Continue reading »

Ballot Measures Discussed in Jackson Co.

MEDFORD, Ore. — While ballots for this November’s lone measure have been sent out, two other measures are hoping to make May’s ballot. Two separate ballot measures need approval from cities in Jackson County to be placed on the ballot. Both libraries and the Oregon State University Extension Offices have had their funding cut by … Continue reading »

Library Taxing District on Ballot

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s now up to the community to decide the fate of Jackson County libraries. The city council voted in a 6 to 0 decision on Thursday afternoon for the city to be included in the special library taxing district. Residents will be able to vote on the May 2014 ballot for the … Continue reading »

One Measure on Jackson County Ballot

MEDFORD, Ore. – Tuesday night is the deadline to register to vote for the November election, but in Jackson County, only about 3,200 people will even receive a ballot. There is only one measure on the ballot this year and it will only impact residents living in the Applegate. An operations levy for Applegate Valley Fire … Continue reading »

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