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Trail walkers of the Grandview Ditch Trail parking area letter and request - Attend the Parks Commission Meeting, September 25

Civic Action, Local Activism

A letter from a representative of the trail walkers of the Grandview Ditch Trail parking area  --- Attend the Parks Commission meeting on September 25 to show support for keeping this public access.  More on the meeting in another post closer to the meeting. Sept. 8,2017 Greetings, Park Commissioners, I don't know if you are aware of the controversy about …

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TID Access Update: More to come.

Civic Action, Local Activism

Legal counsel has strongly suggested that a petition be gathered asking the Parks Commission to do what they need to do to keep the parking lot for hikers/walkers at Grandview. That petition with directions will be available soon for you to download from this site.  Put the parks commission meeting on your calendar:  Parks Commission meeting on Monday, Sept. 25 …

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Update on Senior Center: Response of Citizens to City Councilors

Civic Action, Council Watch

Below is Sue Wilson's response to Councilor Darrow's comments.  You can pick up the jest of the comments from this email below.  Used with permission. If you want the full text of Darrow's comments you need to ask her for those. Dear Ms. Darrow, I greatly appreciate your consideration of my comments and specific feedback. There is one statement (below) …

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Progressive Revolutionary Crawl - Sept 19 at noon!

Good News

Republican Talking Point is this Smoke! is from Bad Forest Management and we need more clear cuts. When I scouted Eagle Point that is what I was told. There was No Global Awareness, no connection to the storms and flooding. Incredible denial and then a push for profit, very Roman... WHAT:    Progressive Revolutionary Crawl  WHY:    This is Climate Change                Taking the …

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Ashland Senior Center Rally - Call for Action Follow Its Progress Here!

Ashland Senior Center Rally - Call for Action Follow Its Progress Here!

Civic Action, Local Activism

Forty to fifty brave souls took to the plaza in the midst of terrible smoke on Wednesday. See the pictures below. Watch this site for additional information on the direction the rally is going.  These folks are here to stay and to make a difference in our local government. The Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission needs to listen to their …

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Aghast at Senior Center Changes - Is This Ashland, Throwing Our Seniors Under the Bus?

Civic Action

Mocha Musings: Aghast at Senior Center changes “But how can that happen?” my friends who don’t live in Ashland are asking me. “That’s not the Ashland we know.” They are referring to the recent “recommendations” by the Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission to lay off the entire staff of the Senior Program (which is all-female and all seniors) and move …

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Last Minute Update on Senior Center - Subcommittee Process Deeply Flawed

Civic Action

APRC Failed to Comply with State Meetings Requirements for Subcommittee Meetings Several folks who attended the subcommittee meetings for the Senior Center found the procedure seriously lacking.  Mike Black failed to notify the public of the first meeting in January, 2017.  He and Commissioner Mike Gardiner were directly informed by the City Recorder that they must follow Oregon State Meetings …

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