This was an alert sent out by Jon Barton of the South Coast Development Council.
Here is a link of their Board Members.
Take a look at the end of this URGENT message he signs "Concerned Citizen-Unaffiliated" Yeah Right!
Jon Barton supports a County Administrator, because it will streamline the process of funneling money from
the Taxpayer to wealthy developers. This Administrator will work with the City Managers to utilize the money in Urban Renewal as the mechanism for this money transfer.
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From: Advocacy Alert
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 9:31 AM
Subject: [QUAR] Advocacy Alert
Events in local politics take strange turns.As most of you know Americans for Responsive, Responsible, Representative Government (ARRRG) are soliciting signatures to put a costly and crippling Home Rule measure on the ballot in November and they will likely be successful.If adopted, the measure would add two full pay and benefits commissioners, make the Human Resources Director an elected position (no particular qualifications required),
require providing tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of hard copies of all documents used in the commission meetings to the public at no charge.It gets worse.Virtually any sale, purchase or contract with consideration in excess of $100 thousand($50,000 for personal property transactions) would require a vote of the people with the a
minimum of 90-day notice and a number of votes that meets or exceeds that by which this Charter was originally passed (in a presidential election year where turnout is extraordinarily high).There’s more but this should be
sufficient to give you an idea as to just how bad this measure could be for any county, let alone our own.
On the other hand, the Board of Commissioners have crafted a far more sensible measure that will ask
the voters in November to approve an expansion of the Board of Commissioner from 3 to 5 and paid only a stipend or expense allowance of $1,000 per month and hiring a County Administrator to manage to day to day activities of the
county.This would allow the commissioners to do what they are supposed to do which is to establish policy, provide fiscal and functional oversight and seeing that the interests of county citizens are well protected.The cost of this proposal is at worst, neutral and at best, could save the county the cost of the administrator many times over and
still provide higher quality service to county citizens.The model would be much the same as almost every other governmental agency and virtually every private sector enterprise.The ordinance can be accessed at
Proposed Governance/Structure Ordinance.
To put the BOC’s measure on the ballot requires the board adopting an ordinance.To adopt an ordinance, there must be to ordinance hearings wherein the public can give input.The first is tomorrow, August 1st at 1:30PM in the Salmon Room at the Mill Casino.The second will be held in Coquille on August 15th; at 9 a.m.Click here for the
Every one of us has a responsibility to make our views known. I urge you to attend these meetings and let your voice be heard.Do not let a handful of radicals hijack our county.Come to the meetings and tell the commissioners what you want and what you don’t want.Numbers matter.Show this Astroturf organization Coos County means
business and will not sit idly by and let the radical fringe take over.
Keep informed.See you at the meeting tomorrow at 1:30PM, and again on the 15th.
Face Rock Creamery----Groundbreaking Ceremony Date Changed
The BOC will decide on the county Administrator and the Urban Renewal Amendment
SOS OR Counties 2012 Financial Condidtion Review 2012-17
BOC votes to create a New Aministrator Position and put it on the Nov. Ballot
BOC Meeting discussing Governance Advisory Committee
Collapsing Local Government
COOS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Officials limit public reply
The BOC will be voting on the Coquille Valley Enterprise Zone Expansion
Urban Renewal Initiative
Board of Commissioners Meeting
Board of Commissioners Meeting
the Sturcture Committee
Does Portland employ one manager for every six non-managers?