public safety


Once more with feeling: Josephine County votes on a public safety levy. 

The May 16th election ballots just went out, and the ballots include a property tax levy to pay for jail and juvenile center operations in Grants Pass. 

The sheriff's department in the county has been cut to the bone by budget cuts, with deputies on patrol only a few hours a day. 

Several earlier levy requests have lost at the polls. 

Siskiyou County Tightens Pot Regulation

Jun 7, 2016
Austin Jenkins/Northwest News Network

Siskiyou County voters in Tuesday’s Primary Election said “yes” to more marijuana regulation, and “no” to a tax hike to build a new jail. 

A pair of pot-related measures passed handily, including an outright ban on outdoor growing of medical marijuana.