The Port of Coos Bay, the city of Coos Bay and North Bend, and the County Board of Commissioners, have to pass a resolution before the Jordan Cove Energy Project can receive the 20-year property tax exemption from the Bay Area Enterprise Zone. Most businesses cannot take advantage of EZ tax breaks and neither can the average citizen, which makes it an unfair tax exemption that benefits large corporations. The vote on these resolutions is not supposed to take place for a few more months.
In the meantime, the City Manager for the City of Coos Bay is refusing to release a report from the city’s attorney containing his legal opinion of the bylaws regulating the South Coast Community Foundation. The designers of the Community Enhancement Plan have promised transparency, but already the members involved with this taxing fraud are hiding documents from public scrutiny. If the Mayor and City Councilors of Coos Bay expect to garner the trust of the people then they should demand that the City Manager, Rodger Craddock, release the attorney’s report. You may want to ask them why they would deny the public the information needed to make an objective opinion on the CEP in the first place. Following the contact info for the Coos Bay councilors there are some of the documents to show the paper trail of the manager's refusal to release this important document. It is some very interesting reading the exchange between the County DA and the City Manager…..Rob T.
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Questions on the County's Proposed Changes to the SCCF Bylaws
Public Records Request
DA's Record Request to
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Unanswered Questions about the South Coast Community Foundation
MGX---CEP/SCCF will Impact ALL of Oregon
AFP---Information on the CEP/SCCF Presentation at the Red Lion on May 1, 2014
Letter to Editor---SCCF Should pay for Coos Bay Sewer Upgrades
Letter to Editor---Promises in the Dark with the Jordan Cove Project
BOC---Public Meetings Coos County Planning Changing Land Use Laws
Letter to Editor---County Politicians Keeping Public in the Dark on SCCF
RPCC---Republican Monthly Meeting "Candidate Forum" April 24, 2014
Critique of the BOC Town Hall in Bandon---"PUT IT ON THE BALLOT"
BOC---Public Meetings on South Coast Community Foundation "Put it on the Ballot"
BOC---Public Meeting for Vote on South Coast Community Foundation April 1, 2014
Letter to Editor---South Coast Community Foundation Scam will Top All Past
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League of Oregon Cities Class of Slanted View on History of Urban Renewal in OR
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FBI Press Release on Charges Against Local Bandon Developer Michael Drobot
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Preserving the American Dream: Lessons in Beating Boondoggles
Agenda 21---Sustainable Development & Regionalism
City of Bandon---Votes on the renewal of City Manager's Contract