City Holds Joint Meeting with County

GP MeetingGRANTS PASS, Ore. — Several ideas and solutions came about from a joint meeting between Grants Pass City Council and Josephine County Commissioners on Monday.

City council discussed one project to build a main thru-way to take pressure off of Williams Highway. Council members wanted to move forward but needed commissioners to approve it first. That area is under the county’s jurisdiction.

City and county leaders decided that thru-way was crucial to build in the county and plan to meet again with o-dot members into the discussion.

“I don’t know what to do about this today. I’m not expecting you guys to just pass it around and put your mark on there. I don’t think we can do that. I understand your side of it,” said Grants Pass City Councilor.

By signing an agreement with the city, the county has the option to pull out of that project. Ultimately, the City of Grants Pass would get stuck with the bill to pay for the costs like the design plan.