Josephine County Looks To Election Ahead

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The May election is just two months away and at least one Josephine County Commissioner is getting nervous that little has been done so far to sell voters on a public safety levy on that ballot.

Voters will be asked to approve a three year levy that would tax property at 1.48 per thousand assessed property value to pay for five public safety programs. In this morning’s commissioner workshop session, Commissioner Keith Heck says he’s concerned that little has been done so far to explain the measure.

“We’ve got a levy that’s coming due in May, and that we’ve got to get some consensus and unity of voice so that the people know, not guess possibly, but they know where this money, if they pass this thing, they know where that money is gonna go,” stated Josephine County Commissioner Keith Heck.

Voters turned down a more expensive levy proposal last year. This measure seeks to stabilize funding for animal control, law enforcement and security programs.