Over 100 people attended a forum last night held by LWV Umpqua Valley at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center. Thank you to all who attended the County Government Options meeting.
Thanks also go to our speakers, Joe Leahy and Bill Van Vactor, who traveled from Eugene to discuss a current ballot measure 10-159 – Changes Douglas County Government to “Home Rule” Under County Charter versus the current form of Douglas County government, general law.
Joe Leahy (on the right) teaches Local Government Law at U of O Law School. He was City Attorney for the City of Springfield and is Legal Counsel for the Springfield Utility Board.
Bill Van Vactor (on the left) was Lane County Legal Counsel for 15 years and then Lane County Administrator for 15 years. Lane County operates under a Home Rule Charter.
Remember to mail in or drop off your ballots by Nov. 7. Be sure to VOTE!
Home Rule Charter proposal – http://www.co.douglas.or.us/clerk/documents/10-159HomeRule.pdf
Here are a few video links to a bit of last night’s information. Please ‘like’ the videos!
- https://youtu.be/5UwW0Nr0ixg — “Extreme environmentalists”
- https://youtu.be/DKlkNYXn9gU — The Sheriff
- https://youtu.be/qSmsv66vo94 — Which form is best? Home Rule or General Law?
- https://youtu.be/s58Ma8szJKs — The five districts
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And here are some photos from last night, 10/17/17, too! Enjoy!