Notes from July 30, 2013 SOS Public Meeting

Good Evening SOS!

Great Meeting!

Here are the notes:

·      The Lottery Committee Refund Research Project

(Jay Meredith and Cliff Thomason):

1) Poker Tournament
$3,245.00  Again, thank you to all of those who participated; special thanks to JJ DeForest for running the event!  See below for the winner Shannon Baldwin!
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2) Where we are at with funding for the Lottery Research Project right now:  $21,350 Continue reading Notes from July 30, 2013 SOS Public Meeting

SOS Public Meeting Agenda for Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Our meeting is today, July 30, 2013 at the Newman United Methodist Church located at 132 NE B Street in Grants Pass from 5:15 PM- 6:15 PM.

AGENDA

·      The Lottery Committee Refund Research Project

(Jay Meredith and Cliff Thomason):

1) Poker Tournament $3,245.00

2) Where we are at right now (total fundraising effort) Continue reading SOS Public Meeting Agenda for Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Victims’ Voices of Josephine County – Story #5

Victims’ Voices of Josephine County – Story #5

By K. David Smith

This column is the fifth in a series that aims to give the human perspective behind the crisis in criminal justice funding in Josephine County, Oregon. For further information about this series, the background behind it, and the stories of other people who have been affected by the loss of public safety funding in the County, please click here.

http://securingoursafety.org/victim-crime-stats/

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On Monday, July 22, a home in the Hugo area was robbed in broad daylight. Picked clean. The thieves took their time about it. All they left was the furniture. Continue reading Victims’ Voices of Josephine County – Story #5

Notes from July 23, 2013 SOS Public Meeting

Meeting Notes July 23, 2013:

·       We briefly discussed the following link, demonstrating our frustration with lottery proceeds. Please go to the link below and then follow the conversations (Thanks John McCafferty):

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/07/convention_center_hotel_oregon.html

·       Multi-Tier Taxing District-(Kris Woodburn, Chris Mecca, Pat Fahey, Connie Roach and Jay Meredith) Pat gave us an UPDATE: We are still wrestling with the dollar amount; Pat said there is no question that the effort will be to support a “full” jail; issues which need to be addressed in the form of questions, questions that we should be answering now to form a question and answer bank, include:

When will this Levy go on the ballot?

What will dollar amount be?

What will this Levy provide for?

What is the life of this levy?

Why is it called a “building block”?

Why is the funding-stream for the Criminal Justice System being referred to as a multi-prong approach? Continue reading Notes from July 23, 2013 SOS Public Meeting