Turnout at Josephine County Democrats’ March 2022 meeting was at a nearly pre-pandemic level as people turned out to listen to county officials discuss Ordinance 2021-002. The Ordinance, passed late last year by the Board of Commissioners, was aimed at discouraging illegal cannabis grows by beefing up code enforcement in the county. The ordinance calls for fines of up to $500 a day for violations of county building codes, including structures raised without permits. However, after the ordinance was approved, petitioners objecting to it as a violation of their property rights got it on the May ballot.
Here is the video of the presentation and discussion regarding our endorsement of Voting NO on the repeal.