Group Pushes for Lottery Funding Measure

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon voters may soon get to decide if millions of dollars of lottery funds should be state controlled. “Securing Our Safety” is a group of citizens dedicated to restoring public safety in Josephine County. Members are proposing a measure to allow 50-percent of state-controlled lottery dollars to be county-controlled instead. The … Continue reading »

Groups Try to Pass Public Safety Levy

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — In recent years, Josephine County voters have turned down various tax levies regarding public safety, but there is still hope according to community action groups in the area. After the last public safety measure did not pass in May, two community action groups, Community United for Safety and Securing our Safety, … Continue reading »

Citizen Group, Sheriff Moving Forward

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Another year, another levy to help fund the Josephine County Jail on the May ballot, and another defeat by voters. Sheriff Gil Gilbertson said he has a plan in place to move forward without additional funding. As of now, with no additional funding, Sheriff Gilbertson said his department will be at … Continue reading »

Step Closer in State Lottery Measure

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Voters in Oregon may soon be able to decide if millions of dollars of lottery funds should be state controlled. Securing Our Safety, a group of citizens dedicated to restore public safety in Josephine County, is behind this initiative. The group has collected over 13 hundred signatures to get a ballot … 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 »