MEDFORD, Ore. — The City Council is moving forward with designs on the new police headquarters. Today city officials met with the architect and Police Chief Tim George to talk about the future facility.
Council members offered suggestions and questioned the plans for the new place. Members made it clear they want the building to be accessible and inviting to the public but also very secure and efficient for the department. Officials asked questions about the aesthetics, sustainability and keeping the project sourced locally. Some council members even brought up concerns about wiring and technology access and other items that are often afterthoughts.
“We need to get this right. We did allocate the money and this is costing the people in Medford and we know that it’s something we just had to do. But we need to get it right from the get-go,” said John Michaels.
The next study session is on July 31st. The architect will bring a new design with all of the day’s comment to that session.