Roseburg to give $30K for study

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Roseburg city coucil voted to give $30,000 to a feasibility study, that will determine if a private medical school should be built in Douglas County.

The decision comes after the councilors put off the vote from the last meeting to look more in depth at the study, and ask some questions of the partnership asking for the money.

Some questions raised during the meeting regarding the study were answered by Alex Campbell from the partnership, and the council voted to move forward with giving them the money.

The sole No vote came from Marty Katz, who suggested they go to the county instead of the city for funding.

If the study shows it is feasible, a private medical school would be built to provide bachelor and master's degree programs in the medical field.

Campbell said the school would be a private not for profit school, meaning it would be exempt from paying taxes.