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Council Sept. 3 Meeting: Addie Greene Reports

Civic Action

By Addie Greene To Pipe or not to Pipe “We haven’t looked at the unintended consequences” of piping two miles of the Talent Irrigation District (TID) canal within the city limits, Councilor Stefani Seffinger pointed out at an Ashland City Council meeting September 3 that was to decide this issue.             “Trees (that now depend on open water from the …

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Turlock, CA Uses Shot Crete for Its Irrigation Ditch Because It Works - Another Statement to Ashland Council from a Citizen

Civic Action, Local Activism

I’m not going to go over the irrefutable facts that I have already given you about E. coli.  I think that I’ve filled your ears and in-boxes enough already.  What I will say is that the authors of the study understood that it had limitations which is why I believe they recommended further study.  As an aside, there was DNA …

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Ashland a "Nanny Gov't"!

Civic Action

A recent email voiced a thought I think will resonate with many. A woman wrote, “There are so many truly terrible decisions coming down from the council lately, it’s hard to know where to focus.” Amen to that. My view is that we are very close to no longer having representative government in our town, because neighbors and voters appear …

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What is wrong with this picture? Shot Crete Works!

Civic Action, Local Activism

The opposition to piping the canal or the cover up of the Ashland Canal proposes using shot crete instead of digging a massive trench through neighborhoods. Shot crete is sprayed concrete. It is used all over the world. Here is what the process looks like https://vimeo.com/347017094   Why is the Ashland Council so against this approach and solution to water …

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Statements to the Ashland Council Regarding Piping the Ashland Canal

Civic Action, Local Activism

Statements regarding piping the Ashland TID Canal Ashland City Council business Meeting 09/03/19 Re: Ashland Piping Project I feel the issue before council tonight represents shared values and shared concerns. I’m certain we are all feeling the fragility of our environment in the light of climate change which serves to heighten our sense of responsibility to be the best stewards …

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Friday, Sept. 20, stop what you are doing and go on STRIKE!!

Civic Action

Sept. 20, Global Climate Strike - 11 am to noon at Ashland Plaza youth rally and immediately following the youth rally the climate action strike will migrate to Butler Bandshell, Lithia ParkJoin the community for a picnic and a day of joy and creativity to demonstrate that we share the concerns of our local students and are with them in …

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Advancing Government Accountability, Transparency - Addie Greene

Civic Action, Local Activism

Legislature: Advancing Government Accountability, Transparency Thirteen bills and a joint resolution promoting government accountability were passed by the Legislature, whose 2019 session ended June 30. They are:             SJR 18 proposes amending the Constitution to allow local governing bodies, or voters through a referendum, to enact campaign finance laws applicable to their jurisdictions. The proposal will go before voters at …

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