Law Enforcement Levy Fails

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — For the second time, a tax measure to restore public safety in Josephine County failed to win voter approval. The unofficial results show 49 percent voted yes and 51 percent voted no. Around 400 votes separate the two sides as of 9:50 p.m. Measure 17-49 proposed a property tax of $1.48 … Continue reading »

Tax Levy for Public Safety Discussed

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Dozens of people took to the streets showing their support for a tax measure in Josephine County. County leaders joined residents in the walk from the juvenile justice center to the jail. For voters who wanted to hear both sides of the measure, a town hall meeting was held after the … Continue reading »

Group Fights Against Public Safety Levy

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A group in Josephine County is pushing to stop voters from voting for a criminal justice tax levy. Measure 17-49 proposes to implement a $1.48 per $1,000 assessed value for three years. This is the second time Josephine County is voting on a measure like it. Last May, voters turned down a … Continue reading »