Cottage Grove

Cottage Grove Council votes on new rules, seeks another shot at shelter

COTTAGE GROVE – What was sure to be a decisive evening on Monday turned into yet another stalemate: Cottage Grove City Council voted to suspend its rules in order to dodge a decision on the construction of a homeless shelter on Highway 99 near the industrial park. It will now head back to the drawing board, in the hopes of drafting an entirely new plan to support the homeless. 

The decision comes after months of deliberation, planning, a town hall, hundreds of Facebook posts, lengthy public comments, heated exchanges on the radio and in print . . .