City Council set to vote on Metropolitan Planning Organization
The Grants Pass City Council is set to vote on the Middle Rogue Metropolitan Planning Organization Intergovernmental Agreement at their meeting at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers located at 101 N.W. A Street.
The MRMPO, which constitutes the areas of Grants Pass, Rogue River, Gold Hill, Josephine County and Jackson County, is necessary to receive transportation funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation which requires any urbanized area with a population of 50,000 to develop an MPO for funding. As of the 2010 census, the region has exceeded this population.
Under the agreement, the City of Grants Pass would have three voting members, Josephine County would have two voting members and Jackson County, Rogue River, ODOT and Gold Hill would each have one voting member.
The MRMPO must be approved by all elected bodies by March 27.