Jackson County Plans Population Growth

By Ron Brown

MEDFORD, Ore. — A proposal from a state legislative committee to standardize how populations are projected around the state is getting a close look from Jackson County Commissioners.

Tuesday morning, the board considered whether possible legislation requiring all counties use the same population projections brought cautious scrutiny. That’s because Jackson County is the only county in Oregon to take on Regional Problem Solving, or RPS, which includes planning up to 50 years ahead for population growth.

Madding and County Administrator Danny Jordan suggested to the board that they recommend the possible legislation be made optional for counties.