SOS Public Meeting Agenda for July 16, 2013

Our Meeting is today, Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at the Wild River Brew Pub located at 533 NE F Street, in Grants Pass from 5:15 PM-6:15 PM.

AGENDA:

·       Multi-Tier Taxing District-(Kris Woodburn, Chris Mecca, Pat Fahey, Connie Roach and Jay Meredith)

·       Lottery Committee Update-(Cliff Thomason and Jay Meredith)
See our CALENDAR page for upcoming events:
EVENT #2: Pancake Breakfast

When: July 20th, 2013 (7-10 AM) Continue reading SOS Public Meeting Agenda for July 16, 2013

Victims’ Voices of Josephine County – Story #4

Victims’ Voices of Josephine County – Story #4

By K. David Smith

This column is the fourth 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/

This is going to sound like something out of gangster fiction. Inevitably, there will be some who will scoff and say I made it all up. That’s fine. There are folks out there who firmly believe that there isn’t any serious crime in the county. There are others who are convinced that all this talk about crime is just scare tactics. The naysayers will no doubt have a field day with this story. So be it.

All I can tell you is that I didn’t make it up. I can’t prove the absolute truth of it, but I’ve checked around enough to believe that the basic outlines of the story are accurate, and that the suppositions and guesses that my sources have made are at least plausible. Continue reading Victims’ Voices of Josephine County – Story #4

Notes from July 9, 2013 SOS Public Meeting (A Must Read!)

Great Meeting Tuesday!

Here are the meeting notes:

Multi-Tier Taxing District-(Kris Woodburn, Chris Mecca, Pat Fahey and Jay MeredithConnie Roach gave a brief overview of where the committee proposition is at: the desire is to build a building block in the form of a May 2014 5-Year Levy which would fund a fully staffed/housed Jail and a fully functioning Juvenile Justice Center; this levy would only cover these two pillars of the criminal justice system; opposition was immediate with the most obvious point being: Why should I support this if I live out in the county and it does not provide any sheriff patrols?; good question, but again, I encourage you and everyone else with similar opposition to think this concept through… Continue reading Notes from July 9, 2013 SOS Public Meeting (A Must Read!)

SOS Public Meeting Agenda for July 9, 2013

Our meeting this week shall be Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the Newman United Methodist Church located at 132 NE B Street in Grants Pass from 5:15 PM until 6:15 PM.

Tomorrow’s Agenda:

·      Multi-Tier Taxing District UPDATE The Next Step? (Kris WoodburnChris Mecca, Pat Fahey and Jay Meredith)

·      Comments on the New York Times article http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/06/us/In-Cash-Starved-Oregon-County-Citizens-Take-Up-Patrols.html?_r=0

·       Lottery Committee Update: Why do we need $25,000 by July 31, 2013??? Continue reading SOS Public Meeting Agenda for July 9, 2013