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My senior group is family!

Civic Action, Pressing Mentions

Hey Seniors, aka Elders: I can forget all my emotional arguments of the recent past which was bad news for us at the Senior Center. The APRC stole the day ---bad news! I can move on to see the future of the Parks Commissioners completely out of the "game" of wasting our energy over faux hearings, Ad hoc meetings, and …

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Ageism and Wealth-ism Are Alive and Well in Ashland

Civic Action

Ageism and Wealth-ism Are Alive and Well in Ashland The Ashland Parks and Recreation budget provides a clear understanding of the APR’s priorities based on where tax dollars are to be spent for parks and other community services. Parks Director Michael Black and the elected Parks Commissioners ad hoc committee have stated they are looking for ways to increase the …

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Open Letter to APRC Chair Mike Gardiner Regarding the Ashland Senior Center

Civic Action, Local Activism

Open Letter to APRC Chair Mike Gardiner Dear Mr. Gardiner, A few days ago, the Ashland Daily Tidings published your Park Views Column, "Facts on Ashland Senior Program." I feel compelled to take issue with a number of your assertions in that article. You began by describing the Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission's (APRC) formation of the Senior Program Subcommittee, …

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A Letter to Elected Officials and Ashland Citizens about the Senior Center

Civic Action

A shameful decision has been made by Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission to move functions of the senior center to the Grove and lay off the 1.7 FTE (full time equivalent) staff for the transition.  The plan shows no regard for the citizens who depend upon a dedicated location for services.  If the primary goal of Parks and Recreation is …

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