MURA Board to determine how $22 million should be spent
The Medford Urban Renewal Agency (MURA) Board is meeting on Thursday at 5:45 PM to provide direction to the MURA Substantial Amendment Advisory Committee on how $22 million dollars should be spent. Questions posed to the board include - should the Advisory Committee focus only on the Liberty Park area, or should the scope of their project recommendations consider the entire Urban Renewal District. Click here to see board options.
The MURA board will also review a vacation of right-of-way request. Linda Donovan, owner of Pallet Wine Co. has requested a vacation of City-owned right-of-way that is commonly referred to as Evergreen Street. MURA has used Evergreen Street in several locations to provide downtown parking. Click here to see board options.
Council to review proposed Travel Medford contract
Council will consider approving a five-year agreement, with two potential renewal periods with the Chamber of Medford/Jackson County, dba Travel Medford to provide promotional services for recreational, cultural, convention and tourism-related activities and programs. This contract would provide payment for such services totaling 25% of the total transient lodging tax (TLT) collected by the City. Click here to view the proposed agreement and items that are different than past versions.
Exclusion zone expansion up for discussion
Recently, the City received a letter requesting that the downtown exclusion zone be expanded to include various governmental facilities. This issue was brought before Council on November 2, 2017, and did not pass. On November 16, 2017, a motion was made for staff to bring forth an ordinance that would include the Jackson County offices at 10 South Oakdale Ave. within the downtown district exclusion zone. Council will discuss this proposed ordinance during Thursday’s City Council meeting. Click here for details.