Public Safety strategic plan underway
The Grants Pass City Council during their Monday workshop discussed updating the strategic plan for the Public Safety system while at the same time holding a performance audit.
The audit would examine the system’s core and whether or not the continued combination of police and fire is financially viable, analyze staffing, benchmarks and volunteer services for the police and fire departments individually and critique support services such as the use of the Josephine County 911 System. The strategic plan and the future of public safety would also be reviewed.
The topic has been added to Wednesday night’s agenda and if passed by councilors a request for proposal will be issued for strategic planning and auditing consultants.
Councilors also decided to table the renewal of a contract with Recreation Northwest. Recreation Northwest facilitates park events, youth sports and has been instrumental in several large events including Pro-Skater Tony Hawk’s visit to the area. Councilors all had positive things to say about the company, which receives $170,000 annually for services rendered, but they want to develop a strategic plan for the parks and downtown district and will issue an R.F.P. after this determination to make sure the city is getting exactly what it desires.