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ODF Reports Statewide Draft Wildfire Hazard Map Now Posted & Ready for Public Comment
Draft versions of the statewide wildfire hazard and wildland-urban interface maps are now available for public review and comment on Oregon State University's Wildfire Risk Explorer website. The Oregon Department of Forestry said the wildfire hazard map's purposes are to educate Oregon residents and property owners about the level of hazard where they live, assist in prioritizing fire adaptation and mitigation resources for the most vulnerable locations, and identify where defensible space standards and home hardening codes will apply. A series of open houses about the state's new community wildfire risk reduction programs were held from June 3rd to July 1st throughout Oregon. It was a chance to learn about wildfire hazard assessments, new defensible space and home hardening programs and standards, insurance concerns and state wildfire policy. At those meetings, early maps depicting wildfire hazards were available, but property tax-level maps were not yet available. Draft maps are now ready for Oregonians to see the hazard designation of their specific address and whether they're in the wildland-urban interface. The draft maps reflect recent revisions. Comments can be sent to "hazardmap@odf.oregon.gov." ...Read more

GP City Council to Hold Evening Workshop to Discuss Recent US Supreme Court Ruling
The Grants Pass City Council will hold a special workshop this evening to discuss next steps after the US Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of criminalizing the camping of homeless people in public spaces. On June 28th, the nation's highest court reversed lower court rulings, finding that public camping restrictions issued by the City of Grants Pass do not constitute "cruel and unusual punishment." The landmark case arose when several homeless people filed suit in federal court against Grants Pass in 2018, alleging the city's aggressive enforcement of its public camping and sleeping ordinances were intended to banish them from town. Grants Pass officials said the Supreme Court ruling will help guide their next steps regarding unhoused members of the community. Tonight's workshop will focus on time, place and manner discussions aimed at dealing with homelessness in parks. The public is invited to attend or view the workshop discussion, which begins at 6 in the City Council Chambers at Grants Pass City Hall, 101 NW A Street. ...Read more

MINT Opening GP Emergency Cooling Shelter All Week Due to Ongoing Heat & Smoke
Due to the ongoing heatwave and wildfire smoke settling into the Rogue Valley, the Mobile Integrative Navigation Team (MINT) is opening its Emergency Cooling Shelter all this week. The Cooling Shelter near Bi-Mart will be open today-Friday from noon to 7 p.m.. MINT said it was working on getting volunteers to help keep it open the same hours next weekend with more to come. MINT officials said they're grateful to their volunteers who have stepped up to help make this possible. If you would like to contribute to this effort, contact their Mealtrain links to sign up to donate meals or snacks. They're also in need of men's clothing donations, which can be dropped off during their hours of operations. To bring dinner items, please visit "mealtrain.com/Omg7yv." To bring snacks and/or sandwich fixings, please visit mealtrain.com/0mg74v." ...Read more

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