Commissioners table ordinance presentation to hold debate
The Josephine County Commissioners during their Wednesday business session tabled a presentation by Commissioner Cherryl Walker regarding the solid waste ordinances in order to hold a forum and debate on the topic.
Commission Chair Simon Hare was absent during the last administrative meeting when the presentation was added to the business sessionís agenda and he cautioned the other commissioners that even though the information being presented would be factual, some members of the public may feel the presentation would be biased. He suggested a forum and debate with representatives from each side of the issue being allowed to speak. The commissioners voted to table the presentation and the forum will be held before ballots are mailed on Oct. 17.
Walker handed out material detailing the explanatory statements of the ordinances, charts illustrating the specific changes between ordinances and pictures of residences that violate the ordinances. The material is also available online at www.co.josephine.or.us on the commissionerís drop down under ordinances.