Notes from Meeting Feb. 26, 2013

sos-logo-smaller-155x155.jpgGood Evening SOS! Good Meeting Tonight!

SOBERING CENTER PRESENTATION

(Bill Landis) Bill put on a great presentation about the Sobering Center (a.k.a. Detox Center) We decided that we would vote to incorporate the Sobering Center as an SOS Committee at next week’s meeting


Bill invited anyone interested to come and tour Medford’s Sobering Center, the Moore Center, on Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 8 AM, located at 348 Front Street, Medford, Oregon

THE RESTORE PAC UPDATE
(Jeff Wolf)We raised $1,000 last meeting, due to Bill Ertel’s challenge, of which Jeff has only received $300. Have you paid? Please get your pledge checks to Jeff ASAP! For All RESTORE PAC Donations, please include: 1) Name 2) Address – City, State and Zip 3) Employer 4) Employer City and State 5) Position (3, 4 and 5 not required if retired)
We discussed our official separation from RESTORE, which is immediate
RESTORE is the PAC that has one sole purpose: Success of the Levy
If you want to take part in the PAC, e-mail Jeff Wolf
RESTORE meets weekly every Monday @ 12 Noon at the Wild River Pub in Grants Pass

DETERMINE WHEN THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENT LEADERS, IE. SHERIFF, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, ETC., WERE GOING TO MEET AND WHAT THE REVENUE GENERATED BY THE LEVY ALONE WILL PROVIDE AS A SERVICE TO JOSEPHINE COUNTY RESIDENTS—JOSEPHINE COUNTY COMMISSIONER KEITH HECK SHALL PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE

COMMISSIONER HECK REPORTED THAT ALL 3 COMMISSIONERS ARE ONE VOICE ON THE LEVY-BRIDGE AND ARE OUT IN FRONT OF THE LEVY CAMPAIGN!

OPIOID COMMITTEE UPDATE
(Toni Webb) Toni reported on how the final draft of the clinic proposal was up in Salem being reviewed
Toni spoke about the Josephine County Commissioners on KAJO this morning speaking about the clinic and the positive message they sent!
Toni will be going on KAJO on March 19, 2013 to promote the clinic with a couple of doctors who are yet to be confirmed.
Toni is going to coordinate this committee’s next meeting
Toni is also soliciting a name for the clinic, WHAT SAY YOU???

LOTTERY COMMITTEE UPDATE
(Cliff Thomason) Cliff gave us an up to the hour update, to include his recent conversation with Kevin Mannix who reported speaking with Wally Hicks about possibly submitting the Lottery Proposal as a piece of legislature
Cliff emphasized that our focus should be on an initiative where each County can exercise control over a certain amount of Lottery proceeds
Cliff also emphasized that there are many groups vying for a piece of the Lottery pie
We all agreed that the Lottery Solution is one of several prongs for the Criminal Justice System funding solution
Cliff is also going to write up some of the confusing elements of his committee’s task and ask for your input

WE ALL AGREED THAT WE NEED A STRONG PERSON TO STEP UP AND HEAD THE TWO-TIER TAX DISTRICT COMMITTEE—WHO SHALL IT BE?

JEFF WOLF AND DAVE DANIEL HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO BE A PART OF THAT COMMITTEE, HOWEVER CANNOT COMMIT TO BE THE CAPTAIN.
WHO SAY YOU?

THE BALL FUNDRAISER IN MARCH
Here is your Ball Committee:
Kimberly Gasperson
Ashley Lombardo
Laurie Norman
Cheri Adkins
Felicia Cohen
The purpose of which shall be to raise money and community awareness for SOS and our Mission:  “A Citizen-Voiced Plan to provide for a secure, stable and sustainable Josephine County.”
There was talk to possibly pushing the Ball back to April?

The Committee will have a venue and date by next meeting!

WWW.SECURINGOURSAFETY.ORG
Site update (Frank Morin/Jay Meredith) were not present
BY NEXT WEEK-Site will show: 1) Sponsor Page; 2) Mini-One Question Survey Proposal: “Assuming the current proposed levy by the Josephine County Board of Commissioners is successful in May, do you think the Board of County Commissioners should refund money to its’ citizens in the form of levy-tax relief, should the Federal Government provide any O+C Funds?” 3) Victim Site 4) ASK SOS FAQ BOX 5) SOS Meeting Recordings/SOS RADIO

FIRETEAMS/PRESENTATION UPDATES
(Bill West) We agreed that SOS will continue to BLITZ and do presentations!
Bill and his Fireteam have 4 presentations scheduled
Jennifer Essick has agreed to coordinate with GPDPS Officer Leslie Donaghy to contact Neighborhood Watch groups in Grants Pass as well as coordinate with the Josephine County Neighborhood Watch groups to give SOS presentations
As stated earlier, the Josephine County Commissioners have advised that they are committed to lead and remain out in front of the levy effort. As such, they would appreciate at our SOS presentations to have a presentation sign-up sheet, where groups can request the Commissioners to educate them on the levy/bridge campaign
Bill will be having a Fireteam Meeting in the next few days—Standby Fireteam Captains!

 

WE DISCUSSED HOW A VOTE FOR THE LEVY WAS IN ACTUALITY A VOTE FOR FAITH IN OUR CURRENT COUNTY GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP! WE ALSO DISCUSSED HOW THE LEVY WAS A TEMPORARY TOOL AND NOTHING MORE. ADDITIONALLY, WE SPOKE ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT IT WAS TO RESTORE PUBLIC FAITH IN OUR GOVERNMENT. IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PUBLICLY ANNOUNCE THAT IF FEDERAL O+C MONIES DO COME IN, THAT THE MONEY IS REFUNDED TO THOSE PARTICIPATING IN THE LEVY.

GRANTS
(Liz Hirni) Liz was not able to make tonight’s meeting, however, she will inform us about some grant opportunities she has been researching in the near future

WHAT SAY YOU?

“Ask not what your County can do for you. Ask what you can do for your county!”

www.securingoursafety.org

MISSION STATEMENT: “A citizen-voiced plan to provide for a secure, stable and sustainable Josephine County.”

3 thoughts on “Notes from Meeting Feb. 26, 2013”

  1. Let me understand this about the Methodone and OPIOID Clinic. You want to open another “fly trap” facility somewhere within the incorporated city limits even though the citizens and business owners are raising a ruckus about the homeless and professional vagrant (not should how to distinguish between the two now these days)?

    So with all the “freebie handout” organizations in town that keep the current “element” you want to add more?

    Then add a “sober up” place?

    What are you folks smoking or drinking to come up with these attractors? You build a “fly trap” and that’s what you get “flies!” Lots of them! Because as soon as the clinics open it’ll attract out of towners too.

    You need to think about Opioid because it’s only replacing one drug dependancy one another!

    Your ideas are just incredibly. I got an idea..lets put the clinic next door to your residence and then lets hear your response then.

    Last night on the program “Weed” the grower made the best observation of government.
    He said you can trust a prostitute but you can always get screwed by government

  2. There must be some confusion on the SOS ranks because the County Commissioners are on “record” at least three times stating that should a one year federal extension payment be approved by Congress, the Board would reject it!

    So all this “talk” of refunding tax levy payments is “PR hype” to further push the levy in passing.

    This campaign of trying building “trust” in the government isn’t quite working.

    Keith Heck made a comment yesterday on the WBS that some of the issues the citizens bring up are just “pimples on a basketball!”

    Problem is when you add up all the “pimples,” the basketball is starting to look like one giant infected “ZIT!”

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