CALL TO ACTION: EMAIL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
The Josephine Board of County Commissioners is having their second reading to finalize the Citation Authority Ordinance 2021-002 this Wednesday, Oct 20th. This ordinance would allow code enforcement officers to write citations similar to a traffic ticket, a practice common in other jurisdictions. These citations can impose strict and incrementally increased fines for situations that are not remedied. The code enforcement process is strictly complaint-driven.
Illegal cannabis grows are contributing to water theft, pollution and diversion of our waterways, human trafficking, as well as improper clearing and bulldozing of land. Makeshift greenhouses known as hoop houses are commonly erected without permits at illegal cannabis operations as well. Hoop houses and other illegal structures have often been found to contain unsafe electrical systems which can create fire hazards in our already fire-prone community.
Currently, every county in Oregon and even the city of Grants Pass has citation authority.
Please email your support TODAY for this important ordinance to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) at:
Darin Fowler firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan DeYoung email@example.com
Herman Baertschiger Jr firstname.lastname@example.org
cc: Wally Hicks, Legal Counsel email@example.com
cc: Mark Stevenson firstname.lastname@example.org
cc: Art Robinson Sen.ArtRobinson@oregonlegislature.gov
If you wish to also voice your complaint directly to the BCC they can be reached at (541-474-5221)
You can use this template to contact them, or create your own.
Dear Commissioner __________
As a constituent of Josephine County, I am writing to express my SUPPORT for Citation Authority Ordinance 2021-002.
Every county in Oregon and even the city of Grants Pass has citation authority. We need to stop the proliferation of illegal grows in our county and the criminal activity that follows including human trafficking, water theft, and pollution. The illegal grows are a cancer on our community and needs to be addressed immediately. This is an EMERGENCY!
Please do the right thing for our community and pass Citation Authority Ordinance 2021-002.