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.


·       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)

Who’s in charge? Shane Simon

Where: Grants Pass Apple Bee’s

Cost: $7.00 per ticket (

Seating: 250

Deposit: $50.00 refundable

Meal: Pancake/Sausage/eggs/coffee/tea/juice

EVENT #3: Poker Tournament

When: July 26th, 2013 (6-10 PM)

Who’s in charge? Jay Meredith

Where? Wild River Brew Pub

Donation? $50 per ticket

What’s Included in Donation? ASSORTED WOOD FIRED PIZZAS; Hand tossed dough with Wild River’s own all natural pizza sauce compliment a variety of toppings and refreshing mixed green salad and house baked baguette bread; Prizes for top finishers

Participation by the Cigar Cave
Syed Ali has kindly donated an iPad and will sell $10 raffle tickets for the iPad throughout the poker event… Somebody will be going home with an iPad that night!
Dealers UpdateAmber Garza is working on recruiting card dealers
Update on Wal Mart donation
Frank Morin about Stephen Campbell editorial in support of Lottery Fund reallocation
Grants Pass Daily Courier coupon, which people can cut out and send to SOS along with a direct donation to our Lottery Research Project

Tickets Sold Count on Website


Bill West will be coordinating a Direct Donate Committee (which will serve as our 4TH Event) for the Lottery Research Project; this will include soliciting names of potential donors to be contacted as well as organizing the 3 flocks of Sea Chickens (Shane Simon got Diamond Hardware to donate to SOS).  The Walk/Run will come later this year.

·      Why we should consider mining in Josephine County

Michael Cope will continue with his presentation on the above topic, and we will ask, “What should we do next?”

·      Garden Grants Pass and Gardening Lessons Rycke Brown

·       SOS Strategic Plan Jay Meredith CONNECTING our dots via our committees, why it’s important for SOS to get rid of the tax support group stigma!!!

·       Public Forum on Criminal Justice (Pat Fahey)

Lastly, if you are a Committee Captain, please plan on attending Tuesday for a brief meeting after our main meeting at 6:20 PM. Thanks!


Timber Committee-Jim Frick

Opioid Committee-Toni Webb

Sobering Center Committee-Bill Landis

Trust/Transparency and Education Committee-Bill Ertel/Holly Lidey

Efficiencies/Public and Private Partnerships-Laurie Norman/Toni Webb

BioMass Committee-Cheri Adkins

Refundable Committee-Carl Raskins

Multi-Tier Tasking Committee-Kris WoodburnChris Mecca, Pat Fahey and Jay Meredith

Sales Tax Committee-Jay Meredith

County Property Resource Committee-David Corsi

Property Tax Variations-Jeff Wolf

Lottery Fund Committee-Cliff Thomason

Justice of the Peace Court- David Corsi

Debate Committee-Matthew Eldridge



Slowly but surely, we are knitting Josephine County together…

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

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