GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Dozens of people gathered for the first homeless community forum in Grants Pass.
Several organizations city officials and law enforcement held the event Tuesday night, to discuss transient issues in the community. The city manager says the discussion helped shape how to better modify current services and programs.
New ideas were also brought to the table like detox centers or implementing an exclusion zone like the city of Ashland. He said many concerned people also shared their personal stories.
“People weren’t there to point a finger at somebody, people were there to try and discuss potential solutions, and they told their stories, and when they told their stories, it provided an opportunity for a dialogue to discuss potential solutions,” City Manager Aaron Cubic.
City council members plan to review the points brought up in the meeting and plan to set up another forum.