The Ashland Chronicle
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High Cost of Water...Potholes on Most Streets...Climate Change Action Delay

Council Watch

Some inquiries were made about why the grass on the median on Siskiyou Blvd and North Main are so brown and not manicured regularly.  The city spent millions of dollars on these medians and the landscaping.  There are even places in Lithia Park where the grass is becoming browner rather than greener.  The only answer given was that the City …

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"An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" Will Show in Ashland Soon!

Civic Action

What we are lacking is the political will power, and we need your help by the millions to tell Congress to stop worrying about their fossil fuel contributors to their campaigns and worry about their kids and grandchildren."  -- Sen. Bernie Sanders During his 2016 presidential campaign, Sanders boldly declared that the biggest national security threat the United States faces …

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"I think the (Ashland ) council is being reckless" - Another Citizen on the Budget Committee Speaks Out

Civic Action, Council Watch

Guest Opinion: Change the culture of overspending By Sal Amery, Ashland Tidings As a new member of the Ashland Citizen’s Budget Committee, I was unfamiliar with the process and the City Council’s views on spending. Over the four weeks of negotiations and meetings, it became clear that the process was confusing and what the CBC could ask for and was …

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House Speaker Tina Kotek

Oregon Legislature Summary: News from the Oregon Speaker

Civic Action

Dear Friends and Neighbors, On July 7, the 2017 legislative session adjourned, a few days before our constitutional deadline.  Our focus was on helping Oregonians be successful, and we delivered on a range of issues, both big and small. The session began in a time marked by uncertainty.  In the aftermath of the Presidential election, many of our communities were …

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