MEDFORD, OREGON — The Jackson County Board of Commissioners will hold this public hearing on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting is open to everyone and will be held at the North Medford High School Commons, 1900 Keene Way Drive, Medford Oregon.
“We look forward to hearing from the citizens of southern Oregon regarding this expansion,” said Commissioner Colleen Roberts, “The outcome of this decision will have dramatic long-term effects on our communities.”
The purpose of the hearing is to capture a comprehensive discussion concerning the expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The Board of Commissioners hope for testimony from all points of view to create a balanced report. From the public hearing testimony the Jackson County Commissioners will forward the testimony to the Secretary of Interior, Sally Jewell, who they hope will then share with President Barack Obama before he concludes on this decision.
“We need to make sure we send input back to Washington DC that reflects the true opinions of all those that live here,” says Board Chair Rick Dyer, “we want to hear from ranchers, recreational groups, hunters, environmental groups, hikers, the tourism and timber industries and everyone else that this decision affects.”
The Commissioners serve as the Executive Branch and perform legislative and quasi-judicial functions of the County. Commissioners are responsible for the planning, formation and implementation of the annual budget. In addition, Commissioners serve on other federal, state and local mandated governmental panels, boards and commissions with fiscal duties and authority over public monies. Commissioners also serve the ceremonial functions of the County in representations to the public for the public good and betterment of Jackson County.
Written comments can be submitted to:
LIVE STREAMING: This Public Hearing will be shown on Charter Cable Station 180 and streaming live at RVTV.sou.edu (click on the RVTV Prime button)
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