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ASHLAND FOOD ANGELS - GRASS ROOTS FINANCING

ASHLAND FOOD ANGELS - GRASS ROOTS FINANCING Finances are often a challenge for small non-profits, and the Ashland Food Angels (AFA) have survived for over twenty years on a very small budget.  We have processed and donated over a quarter million pounds of food yearly for most of those years, and likely that much or more in clothing for the …

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Ashland Budget Update: Property Tax Increase Not A Compromise But A Betrayal of Citizen Trust

On June 5, the Budget Committee voted 9 to 4 to approve the budget and NOT to increase the property tax. On June 20, the City Council voted 4 to 2 to INCREASE our property tax to its maximum.  Never has a City Council rejected the recommendation of the Budget Committee. On June 30, the City Council voted 4 to …

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What Did Our Founders Intend For Our Democracy? A reflection by Addie Greene, Ashland, Oregon

What the Founders Intended: Weathering the Greatest Constitutional Crisis Our Country Has Faced Since the Civil War. For more than 230 years the United States has struggled with the issue of federal control versus states’ rights. In order to secure the agreement of Southern delegates to the Constitution, Northerners accepted Article I, Section 9, allowing the importation of slaves until …

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Film on impact of Ashland city council lack of oversight on historic downtown plaza 2012

The Ashland, Oregon city council failed to give oversight to the make-over of the historic downtown plaza in 2012. No one was held accountable for botched decisions by city staff that ignored state archeology law, city tree codes and public testimony to preserve historical values. This film documents the lack of oversight on this public works project and it's impact …

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Ashland City Council Is Marginalizing Citizens’ Role on the Citizen Budget Committee - A Must Read

Marginalizing Citizens’ Role on the Citizen Budget Committee It is clear the City of Ashland is attempting to marginalize the role of citizens on the Citizens Budget Committee.  State Budget Law requires citizens, equal in numbers to councilors, be on a Budget Committee to review and approve the budget including any property tax rate changes. State law ORS 294.426(4) and …

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Attend a Resistance Re-energizer in July | Democracy For America

Any who are focused on our national government activities and feel overwhelmed, under-heard, and losing hope, may find renewal and supportive concepts through this get-together. Sharon Miranda: withmiranda@gmail.com Carol Voisen: cjvoisin@yahoo.com of The Ashland Chronicle RSVP now to reserve your spot! Source: Attend a Resistance Re-energizer in July | Democracy For America

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