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George Kramer Asks Council to Take City Hall Bond Off the May Ballot

Civic Action, Local Activism

FROM THE DESK OF GEORGE KRAMER Dear Mr. Mayor and Members of the Council: February 28, 2020 I am unable to attend your March 3 business meeting due to a prior commitment. Please consider this testimony related the proposed revision the GO Bond related to City Hall, Pioneer Hall and the Community Center. First, I applaud the recognition that the …

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Please Read: NEPA at Stake

Civic Action, Local Activism

Sierra Club Hundreds of people showed up to Denver and Washington, D.C. hearings to tell Trump: Hands off our nation's bedrock environmental law, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Add your voice. The Trump administration's efforts to undermine NEPA are a thinly veiled attempt to make it easier to rubber stamp projects for corporate polluters, entrench the administration's denial of climate science, …

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Fact Check on Tidings Article February 22, 2020

Civic Action, Local Activism

            Fact Check on Tidings Article February 22, 2020 Full disclosure, since I was singled out of dozens of people, I felt the need to respond. I'm also the publisher of the Ashland Chronicle. Carol Voisin Background:  Let’s be clear, Dan, Tidings 02/22/2020, the group that opposes the piping of the Ashland Canal is focused.  We are focused on conserving …

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Citizen Praises Staff for Attempt to Pipe the Ashland Canal (02/22/2020 article)

Civic Action

Thanks for trying to pipe the canal(A response to this article in the 02/22/2020 Tidings will be posted here on 03/01/2020.) The imminent retirement of Public Works Director Paula Brown is bad news for Ashland. I hope 2019 was not the cause. I would like to thank all the city staff who worked on the project to pipe the irrigation …

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Vote "No" on the City Hall Bond Because...

Civic Action, Local Activism

During the 2017-2019 budget process, our elected officials managed to discretely include in the city budget a transfer of $1.7 million from the Facilities Fund to pay for operational and administrative expenses in the Central Service Fund.  Instead of first prioritizing spending or looking at things to reduce or cut from the budget, the mayor and council siphoned off funds being specifically saved in the …

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Fwd: What these 10 Republican senators have in common →

Send a strong message to the GOP by donating to the Democratic Unity Fund before tomorrow's deadline. If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately. EXPRESS DONATE: $10 EXPRESS DONATE: $25 EXPRESS DONATE: $50 EXPRESS DONATE: $100 EXPRESS DONATE: $200 Donate another amount If you no longer wish to receive emails from the …

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