Cottage Grove council approves low-barrier shelter site on HWY 99

COTTAGE GROVE – After months of deliberation and community discussion the Cottage Grove City Council voted to construct an unhoused shelter off of Highway 99. 

In a 5-2 decision Monday night, the Cottage Grove City Council moved to begin construction of a low barrier shelter at the city-owned property at 2205 Highway 99. 

The motion was put forth by councilor Mike Fleck and was seconded by councilor Kenneth Micheal Roberts, who previously voted against the shelter. 

“We are running out of time,” Roberts said. “A lot of people say . . .

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