Smith wants Measure 110 opinions

By on Monday, February 12th, 2024 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

BOARDMAN – Oregon State Rep. Greg Smith (R-Heppner) was recently appointed to the Joint Committee on Addiction and Community Safety Response. That committee is charged with proposing solutions to the public safety and behavioral health crises the state is facing due to the decriminalization of possessing user amounts of narcotics. He has called for a listening session on the issue at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Port of Morrow’s Riverfront Center in Boardman

“I want to hear from my constituents regarding their thoughts on Measure 110 and how the legislature should go about solving the public safety and behavioral health crises the state of Oregon is facing,” Smith said. “This meeting is not for me to deliver a speech or a lecture, but rather to listen and ask questions to constituents, law enforcement officers, public safety specialists, and healthcare professionals.”

Smith’s office said the location of the meeting was chosen because of its central location in District 57.

Smith is the longest-serving representative in the Oregon Legislature. He is co-chair of the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on General Government and co-vice-chair of the full Joint Ways and Means Committee.