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Senior Center and Grandview Access to TID Updates

Civic Action

Senior Center/Programs Since the Ashland Parks and Recreational Commissioners decided on August 9 to disassemble the Senior Center and its Programs as well as lay off its staff, there is a huge movement to hold officials both elected and staff accountable for their actions.  The City Councilors are on record saying that they are not responsible and that the parks' …

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September 21 (Thursday) 6-7:30 ​pm CAN ASHLAND REDUCE ITS CARBON FOOTPRINT?

Civic Action, Council Watch, Local Activism

September 21 (Thursday) 6-7:30 ​pm CAN ASHLAND REDUCE ITS CARBON FOOTPRINT? Ashland Library A presentation by Friends of 10x20 On Thursday the Friends of 10x20​ is hosting an information forum on the meaning and progress of the City ordinance known by the same name, "10x20". One  year ago, the City of Ashland adopted an ordinance requiring the City to obtain …

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Southern Oregon Progressives: A Report

Good News

Sept 4:  Southern Oregon Labor Day Picnic at Immigrant Lake. Hosted by Jason Houk and Evan Lasley. Very smokey :(   but there was lots of food, fun and friends ------------------------------ ------- Sept 5: Unete Flash Rally at Vogel Plaza in support of Dreamers and to defend DACA.  Bret Levick filmed the event. You can see it on FB at …

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The Faces of Poverty: A Series by Addie Greene

Civic Action

The Faces of Poverty: A Series by Addie Greene, Ashland Resident Poverty has many faces. One of them is Jessie, who lives in a three-room house with only one window, which is closed in winter to keep the light out and open in summer to let the flies in. Jessie gets around by sliding her short-legged chair across the floor …

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“stand down” for a few weeks - Ashland City Attorney on TID/Grandview Parking Area

Civic Action, Local Activism

Below is the transmission of emails that explain the new stand on the parking area - "stand down". 9/11/17  4pm Email from Mike Black, Director of Parks …during the time that we are actively pursuing alternative outcomes with the property owner, we will not be adding the item to our public meeting agenda. Of course, the reason for this is …

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Senior Center: Return It to What It Was - Citizen's Plea to the City Council and Mayor

Civic Action, Local Activism

To City of Ashland Councilors and Mayor Dear Leaders: Echoing other citizens, I believe that the Senior Center with its outreach of social services should be under the auspices and control of the City, not the Parks and Recreation department. Also, I request in the strongest manner that Christine Dodson be re-hired as the Senior Program Manager. During spring, 2016, …

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UPDATE: TID Access from Grandview

Civic Action, Local Activism

News from the Parks Director via Hikers/Walkers Representative: "...since there is no public area on the ditch road for parking it is important to inform people before they drive up the road of this situation. We really don’t want people blocking the road and since we can’t authorize anyone to park on property that we don’t own (chilton’s), allowing vehicle …

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