Measure Would Use Lottery Money for Jail

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A citizen group wants an item on the November ballot to raise money for Josephine County’s public safety system, but the group admits it has a long way to go. Members of “Securing Our Safety” are gathering signatures for a measure that would change how Oregon Lottery funds are used. If … Continue reading »

Group Pushes to Reallocate Lottery Funds

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A group of citizens say they have a new plan to restore the criminal justice system in Josephine County and also give millions of dollars to other counties across Oregon. Securing Our Safety is made up of citizens in Josephine County. They formed after the failed criminal justice tax levy. The group is wanting to move control … Continue reading »

JoCo Crime Victims Share Stories

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – From burglaries, to assaults, to daylight robberies, victims of crime in Josephine County said they have seen it all in the past year. And Tuesday, they wanted their stories heard. A “Victims Panel” was held Tuesday night at the Grants Pass City Council Chambers, during which people shared their stories of … Continue reading »

SOS Discuss More Ideas

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Dozens of people dedicated to restoring public safety in Josephine County are meeting again. Every Tuesday, Securing Our Safety group members meet at Wild River Brew Pub. While discussing ideas to restore public safety in Josephine County, holding their meetings at the pub also boosts business. A manager said she sees … Continue reading »

Josephine County Public Safety Concerns

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Hundreds of community members are joining together to find a solution to restore public safety in Josephine County. A group called Securing Our Safety started after the failed criminal justice tax levy. The group is made up of business leaders and concerned citizens. Membership has grown to almost 300 now. A … Continue reading »