The Ashland Chronicle
---

New Ashland Police Officers at What Cost and For Whom?

Civic Action, Council Watch

New Police Officers at What Cost and For Whom? The City's insistence on hiring five additional police officers is not supported by its own data.  According to budget documents, arrests have been declining for the last ten years.  The number of cases heard by Municipal Court is also declining, as are fine collections.  An interesting side note, reported in the …

Read more.

---

Citizen Members of the Budget Committee Are Speaking Out --- The Abusive Use of Power on Them Is an Affront to Us All!

Civic Action, Council Watch

Citizen Members of the Budget Committee Are Speaking Out  --- I am writing to give you a few details and highlights of the exhaustive Ashland budgetary process which just concluded in the passage of the 2017-2019 budget . First, the 2017-2019 biennium budget was almost $286,000,000 which is an 18% increase from just 2 years ago. It is the largest …

Read more.

---

America Is an Oligarchy. Do you think that this is the case in Ashland? Let us know what you think!

Civic Action, National Pressing

The Greatest Story Too Rarely Told: America Is an Oligarchy Our nation is controlled by corporate power and the individually wealthy, and the major press is in on the con. By John Atcheson / AlterNet July 13, 2017, 9:18 AM GMT Photo Credit: Carlos Yudica / Shutterstock.com OK. Enough. It’s time to quit being balanced or non-partisan or whatever other …

Read more.

---

Issues posted by and responded to by readers. Voting and Action are supported.

---
---

Our Mission

To inform and inspire local citizens to participate politically and protect our democracy