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GP City Council Calls Special Meeting in Executive Session for Real Estate Deal

The Grants Pass City Council has called for a Special Meeting in Executive Session this afternoon.

During the 4 p.m. closed session in the City Council Chambers, the topic will be real property transactions and/or negotiations. No other information is available.

It is unknown whether the executive session is related to the upcoming ruling by the US Supreme Court on the unhoused population living in Grants Pass city parks.
The ruling -- which is being watched by cities across the country -- was scheduled to be made in late June or early July.

Even if the Supreme Court rules in favor of Grants Pass, the city is bound by state laws that govern time, place and manner restrictions favoring the homeless.

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals previously ruled that because Grants Pass does not have a low-barrier homeless shelter, the city must allow homeless people to stay overnight in all parks except Reinhart Volunteer Park.
Posted on 6/21/24 6:43AM by Sam Marsh