The Ashland Chronicle
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Ashland's Water Master Plan

Civic Action, Local Activism

Public Works projects not only have to be great ideas, they need to be essential great ideas.  With the latest update of the Water Mater Plan released on Monday Jan 6th, it has become clear that water demand and population estimates expected by 2040 for Ashland are substantially below the 2012 Water Master Plan estimates used to justify why we need …

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Update on New City Hall Bond discussion at Council Meeting

Civic Action

Several citizens spoke against the new city hall bond proposed by Ashland's Mayor, Stromberg. During the discussion not only did the city administrator and a councilor or two not know why so many projects were included in the bond, the council backed away. The Council voted to delay any decision regarding the bond issue. In addition to that a public …

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New $36 million water plant: a citizen speaks out

Civic Action, Local Activism

I wasn't able to the attend the Water Master Plan Presentation last night so I wanted to speak to it tonight. Shaun Moran's statement to the Ashland City Council. Public Works has requested and council approved replacing the existing 7.5mg water plant with a new 7.5mg $40ml dollar water plant based on 2012 growth forecasts showing future increases in water …

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The Human Element: A Documentary Movie

Civic Action, Local Activism

PRESS RELEASE:  For Immediate Release DATE:  January  1st  2020 CONTACT: Alan Journet, Co-facilitator, Southern Oregon Climate Action Now; alan@socan.info 541-301-4107 SUBJECT:  The Human Element - a documentary movie (Rescheduled November Program) Earth, Air, Fire, and Water are touted in astrology as the basic elements of matter.  They feature profoundly in myth and magic.  To these, we should add the human …

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SOCAN'S Master Climate Protector Registration

Civic Action, Local Activism

PRESS RELEASE:  For Immediate Release DATE:  January 7, 2020 CONTACT: Alan Journet, Co-facilitator, Southern Oregon Climate Action Now; alan@socan.eco 541-301-4107 SUBJECT:  SOCAN’s Master Climate Protector- A Primer for Action - Registration Open Anyone watching local events can see the temperature rising, snowpack dwindling, fire season lengthening.  These trends are not peculiar to Southern Oregon.  Our planet has warmed approximately a …

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George Kramer Writes the Council about the $10 million Capital Improvement Bond

Civic Action, Local Activism

Sunday, January 05, 2020 Dear Mr. Mayor and Members of the Council: I am unable to attend your January 7 business meeting due to a prior commitment. Please consider this testimony related Item XVII(2), Mayor’s Presentation on Capital Needs and Financing. Please do not waste our time and money by placing a $10 million dollar Capital Improvement Bond on the …

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David Runkel Letter to the Mayor and Council Regarding the New Bond

Civic Action, Local Activism

Dear Ashland City Council Members:             For two significant reasons, I urge you to table without consideration the agenda item entitled “Mayor Presentation Capital Needs and Financing” which proposes issuing a 20-year bond to pay for four construction projects, would impose a live performance ticket tax and amend the 2019-21 city budget to add back positions eliminated last year to …

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