Public Safety Levy Being Verified

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– The group working towards getting a public safety levy on the May ballot in Josephine County turned in signatures this week. Community United for Safety is the political action committee behind the effort. Representatives from Securing our Safety said it could be verified and official as soon as this week. Several organizations … Continue reading »

Gold Hill to Discuss Public Safety

GOLD HILL, Ore.– Gold Hill City Council leaders said they are still discussing the future of public safety. County leaders are meeting tonight to decide if a tax levy to fund a police officer should be added to the May ballot. If an officer is hired for Gold Hill, resourced will not be pulled from … Continue reading »

Josephine County: Jail Operations Levy

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– Josephine County voters are once again faced with the decision to pay property taxes in order to fund the jail and youth detention services. Measure 17-59 will tax residents $1.19 per $1,000 in assessed property value for five years. Josephine County has been struggling to fund public safety since the government reduced … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Wants Public Safety Officer

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Seven years after Gold Hill gave up on trying to run its own Police Department, the City is now reaching out to the Jackson County Sheriff’s office for more help. The City has relied on the Sheriff’s office for routine patrol protection and backup, but now it’s asking for a little … Continue reading »

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 »

Grants Pass Holds Safety Awareness Day

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Saturday was Safety Awareness Day in Grants Pass. Residents young and old came down to the Grants Pass shopping center for the town’s safety day event. Visitors climbed aboard equipment and vehicles from Grants Pass Fire and Josephine County Search and Rescue. The Caveman Kiwanis club fitted people for free bike … Continue reading »