The Ashland Chronicle
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Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake: Good News and Bad News

Civic Action

Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake Symposium Report September 26-27, 2017 Some good news: It’s possible we’re 300 years into the next 1,000-year interregnum between Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake clusters. Of the 240 bridges in S. Oregon, 90% are pre-1975 and require retrofitting to withstand a major earthquake. ODOT and the state of Oregon have triaged and prioritized So. Oregon’s I-5 and …

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To the Ashland School Board: Save Our Schools' Green Areas for Neighborhood Parks, They Are for Our Children - 10/9/17

Civic Action, Local Activism

"The Ashland School Board will be voting Monday, Oct. 9th on Resolution #2017-07B which will allow them to divest fully from the Briscoe property.  Our local, grassroots group, Ashland Save Our Schools & Playgrounds, has suggested to the School Board that they add a 4th point to the "Be It Resolved" section of the resolution that would help secure the …

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More Public Comments Made to the Parks Commission on 9/25/17

Civic Action

Public Comment at the monthly Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting on 9/25/17   These are the voices of community members in Ashland and their public comments about the Senior Center recommendations recently approved by the APRC.  They are unanimous in their opposition to same.  I will submit these   for the public record.  As a retired Social Worker, family caregiver, support …

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Update on Grandview TID Access - More Is Coming Next week - Watch Here for the Next Week's Update

Civic Action

Grandview TID Access Update  -  More to come soon. No new information on the trail access issue.  The leaders have been out of town, but on Monday they will contact Michael Black's office, and the city attorney, David Lohman, to see where things stand. Watch here for that update. Chris Hearn, of Davis Hearn, Anderson and Turner, charged for some …

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Letter to the City Council: Do Your Job, Empathize with Those Who Elected You, Keep the Social Services at the Senior Center

Civic Action

During last week’s study session, Councilor Slattery wisely pointed out that adequate public notice is “a very big deal.” In a government supposedly of, by, and for the people, it is indeed. If only Parks and Recreation Department (administration and commission) had followed that rule in its zeal to “reorganize” their only blended social services program—the Senior Center—into a more …

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Citizens Speaking to Parks Commissioners - "You have lost our trust."

Civic Action, Local Activism

Public/written comment  -  Ashland Parks and Recreation Meeting   Sept 25, 2017 To Mr. Black and members of the APRC: “How to build a more robust and inclusive senior services program” First you needed to deconstruct what WAS a robust and inclusive program. You began by doing the exact opposite of the recommendations of the 2015-16 Ashland Parks and Recreation performance …

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