The Siskiyou Daily reports Sheriff John Lopey went before county officials Tuesday to discuss how to move forward.
Siskiyou County was awarded $27 million in state funds, but a new jail is estimated to be around $36 million.
Two attempts at passing a sales tax in Siskiyou County to make up the difference both failed, now the county is back to the drawing board.
Sheriff John Lopey expressed confidence in his staff as they continue to look into alternatives in order to prevent the forfeiture of the $27 million.
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