The Ashland Chronicle
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Upcoming Updates on Ashland Issues

Civic Action

Next week several articles will be forthcoming on the following issues: ***Senior Center Development and Town Halls ***Recall of three Parks Commissioners ***Funding for Five New Police Officers ***Citizens Budget Committee Developments ***City Recorder Election/Position Watch for articles on the above issues.

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Are Ashland Senior Citizens at Risk? Ask Your Questions, Find Some Answers - Nov. 9, Thurs. 4 pm & Nov. 11, Sat. 1 pm at Ashland Library

Civic Action, Local Activism

Questions abound around the Senior Center and the action that the Parks Commissions took.  They laid off the trained, experienced staff and replaced those staff with untrained parks staff.  They also moved some of the recreational events to the Grove that is not senior friendly.  Learn much more about the issues surrounding the action of the commission.  This includes budget …

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Ashland’s Energy Ordinance or 10x20 - Tom Marvin (SOU Emeritus Professor of Physics) Explains Our Need for Energy Resilience

Civic Action, Local Activism

Ashland’s energy ordinance By Tom Marvin Part 1 Probably the most common question asked about Ashland’s renewable energy ordinance (10x20) is: “Why not just put solar panels on all the rooftops?”. There are several long and short answers to this, and none of them are difficult. Sometimes I prefer to make this analogy: Suppose you have an active kitchen and …

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A Citizens’ Rebuttal to the October 25th Tidings “Message from Ashland Parks & Recreation Commissioners” (APRC)

Civic Action

A citizens’ rebuttal to the October 25th  Daily Tidings “Message from Ashland Parks & Recreation Commissioners” (APRC):   “APRC unanimously voted at our Aug 9 meeting to retain all vital programs for low income seniors.”  Not true. The Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission (APRC) actually voted to lay off all Senior Center staff and to replace with untrained general recreation staff, …

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Update From Parks on the Grandview Access to the TID Trail

Civic Action

The citizens who are in contact with the Parks staff report the following: "...negotiations are ongoing, and the property swap that was originally proposed was turned down by the owner." We'll have to wait until Parks staff have anything new to report.   Being able to access the TID trail from Grandview doesn't look promising. Let's hope that there is a …

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Citizen Challenges Parks Commissioners' Editorial with Facts - Broken Trust

Civic Action

A Senior Center fix  (Tidings - LTE) I am a very concerned Ashland senior. I am disappointed with what has been happening during the past few months at our Senior Center. I am sure that there is an easy solution. In the Local section of Thursdays (Oct. 26, 2017) Tidings, the Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC) finally let us …

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