A local citizen, with a professional background in grants, provides well documented concerns about how our county government is spending our economic development funds. Citizen Denise Backman spoke for over twenty minutes at the last Douglas County Commission meeting on, April 3rd. Backman pointed out several things that all we taxpaying citizens should be… Read More Money & Influence & Our $$
Why a protest vote is important. When you decide that you are not going to vote for the two main party candidates, for most intents and purposes, you have one of two choices: Don’t vote at all or vote for someone else. Although some would prefer you don’t vote at all, they are… Read More Rock the Boat: PROTEST VOTE!
Last night the Umpqua Valley League of Women Voters had the only candidates forum of this primary race for Douglas County Commissioner. They provided citizens the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates. Unfortunately one important question was not asked: Are Our Current Douglas County Commissioners for Sale? It is a given that during campaign… Read More Are Our Current Douglas County Commissioners for Sale?
It seems that the Douglas County Board of Commissioners may be skirting the purpose and intent of Oregon Public Meeting laws. Although our public meeting law in Oregon is not perfect, it is actually pretty good and requires pretty much most meetings about county business where at least two of our county commissioners are in… Read More Skirting the Public Meetings Law
You are Invited! Douglas County Premiere of, Charlie vs Goliath At the upcoming Run 4 Office event Thursday, January 11th, 2018 Douglas County Courthouse, Annex Building on Douglas in Roseburg Doors open at 5:30 pm; Movie starts at 6 pm. The event is Free and open to the public. Reserve Your Ticket Here is… Read More Run 4 Office Event this Week!
Progressive Oregon is a new talk show on YouTube that streams live at 10 am on Sundays. The purpose of the show is to bring progressive issues to the forefront of Oregon politics and the format allows audience participation via chat. The show provides a mix of progressive policy discussions and basic how-to information covering… Read More Progressive Oregon Now On YouTube
Paul Boden, Executive & Organizing Director for the Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) will be the keynote speaker for the upcoming housing and homeless summit. Housing the Homeless: Finding Common Ground is happening on Saturday, September 30th from 1 to 4 pm, at the Roseburg Senior Center. Homelessness is a situation that affects everyone in… Read More Housing & Homeless Summit Comes to Douglas County Oregon