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Ashland City Council votes to join the Jail Service District

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Ashland City Council votes to join the Jail Service District
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Ashland City Council votes to join the Jail Service District

Murphy in box newswatch 12's andryanna sheppard is live at the ashland city council chambers.

She explains why council members want it to move forward.

The ashland city council voted to join the jail service district 5 to 1.

This means council members voted to give the voters the opportunity to decide whether or not jackson county needs another jail.

Tonight the room was full of people, only a few said the jail was necessary.

Many were against a new and bigger jail.

They said not enough is being done to address mental health, illnesses, addiction and homelessness.

Many councilmembers agreed.

But ultimately decided a new jail was up to the voters to make that decision.

Sheriff sickler says the ashland city council made the right decision.

[a19]ashland jail vote-sotvo sot butted gina says: "if we took all of the effort to take care of addiction, mental health, homelessness, we wouldn't need a bigger jail."

Rich says: "i think we should give people the opportunity to vote yes or no.

That's all that we're being asked to do tonight."

Sickler says: "this matter is for all of jackson county to consider and that it shouldn't stop with a small group of people when this is a county service and that everyone recognizes is a big need in our community but there's also this other social service that people want included in the jail plan."

The medford city council still needs to vote to join the jail service district as well.

Council members are expected to vote in a few weeks.

If medford votes to join, the proposal still needs to go to the jackson county commissioners.

Then jackson county voters will see it on the may 2020 ballot.

Live in ashland, andryanna sheppard, newswatch

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