City officials in Oregon are set to vote on a proposal for a new downtown jail.
The proposal passed the Oregon zoning board last week, and will be voted on by full council Tuesday night. Over the past few months, Oregon and Ogle County residents have protested the new location.
The current plan is to build the jail on the corner of Sixth St. and Jefferson St., just a block away from the current jail. Residents say the location would be too close to people’s homes and could potentially put them in danger. They also voiced concerns that the downtown image would be hurt by the presence of the new building.
Tuesday’s City Council meeting will be held at Oregon City Hall at 5:30 p.m.