Lane County Commissioner Sid Leiken joined Sheriff Tom Turner at the Springfield City Club meeting Thursday.
There they talked to the crowd about Measure 20-213, what we know as the public safety levy.
The measure will open up a minimum of 255 jail beds to help prevent the early release of violent criminals back into the community.
“Our issue here is we are trying to fix the most serious problem, and that’s what we’re trying to complete and keep our public safe, those two together. Seems like this needs to be a recipe for success and we need to move forward with everybody’s help,” said Tom Turner, Lane County Sheriff.
The levy will also help to fund detention of Lane County youth offenders.