The Ashland Chronicle
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Tourism Economic Base Not Sustainable

Civic Action

Our tourism dilemma Ashland tourism and the revenues it generated this summer will certainly be much lower than projected, which leaves the city with a big problem. The budget statement clearly shows how our city is dependent on, yet vulnerable to tourism. Nearly 28 percent of all the collected city tax revenue used to balance our budget comes from the …

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Utility Bill Anxiety

Civic Action

Utility bill hike Chatting over yesterday’s newly arrived utility bill, a friend’s assertion that Ashland utility bills had nearly doubled during the past decade seemed exaggerated. So, I looked back at my own bills for the period 2008 to 2010, which averaged $1,003 annually. Ten years later, my household is the same size and utility usage changed little if any. …

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