City Council Members May Exclude Affordable Housing and Homelessness from Their Strategic Plan

At the City Council meeting this Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm, the Council members will be voting on the City’s Strategic Plan for 2023. There are two versions that they are considering. One version includes 14 provisions including the following three: 1) Facilitate homeless shelter site, 2) Explore unhoused vehicle program, and 3) Support and encourage the development of 225 units of housing per year commensurate with the incomes and sizes of Grants Pass households.

The second version includes all the provisions but these three.

Lack of affordable housing in Grants Pass and homelessness are two of the most critical problems our community faces.

I urge you to take the time to attend the City Council meeting and express your desire that the Strategic Plan for 2023 include these three provisions. All members of the public are allowed 3 minutes to express their opinions about anything of consequence during the public session, which is held early in the City Council meeting and will be before the vote by the Council members on this issue.

If you speak, please be respectful, and try to explain why you believe that it is important that these provisions remain in the Strategic Plan. If you are not comfortable speaking, just your presence for support will be helpful, and may swing the deciding vote.

Grants Pass City Council Meetings and Workshops are held in the City Council Chambers at 101 NW A Street.

Council Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m.

Council Workshops are held on Mondays, at 11:45 a.m.

For more information, go to the City Council page. Agendas