The Ashland Chronicle
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The Future of Public Transit in the Rogue - June 25, 6 pm Medford Library

Civic Action

PRESS RELEASE:  For Immediate Release DATE:  June 1, 2019 CONTACT: Alan Journet, Co-facilitator, Southern Oregon Climate Action Now; alan@socan.info 541-301-4107; Tom Fink, tomfink21@yahoo.com; Tonia Moro toniamoro@gmail.com, 541-601-3010| SUBJECT:  A Ride to the Future: Public Transit in the Rogue is Green and Going Greener Among the sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon, transportation has long been the single greatest contributor.  …

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Addie Greene's Thoughts about Whistleblower's Letter

Civic Action

Water Treatment Boondoggle The “Granite Low” site in the foothills southwest of Ashland, recommended for the city’s new water treatment plant, is on a slope with a high hazard of landslides. It also is difficult to access, although “other less hazardous, more cost effective sites owned by the city are available.”             This information is part of a court document …

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Hog Slaughter Facility: Polluting waters of the State in Ashland -- Update

Civic Action

Polluting Waters of the State in Ashland Oregon environmental law expressly prohibits anyone from causing pollution to waters of the state. The Talent Irrigation District (TID) Canal is considered waters of the state. On February 27, 2019, photos and videos were recorded of brown water flowing down from the property owned by Uproot Meats on the south end of Ashland …

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Kicking the Can Down the Road by Addie Greene

Civic Action, Local Activism

On May 22 the Ashland Citizens’ Budget Committee by a 9 to 4 vote approved Councilor Dennis Slattery’s motion to pass the recommended 2019-2021 budget, although no one on the committee appeared happy with it. Councilor Rich Rosenthal moved to create an ad hoc committee to establish new revenue sources, which passed unanimously.             The meeting came on the heels …

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