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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 […]
It was Republican vs. Republican vs. Republican during Wednesday’s Weekly Business Session of the Josephine County Commissioners. While some landowners here would like to see the messes created by illegal marijuana grows cleaned up others saw commissioner’s proposed fix for the predicament as an infringement on their property rights. During the board’s second reading and […]
This week Josephine County Commissioners were so outlandish in their opinions about vaccines and mandates they made the Oregonian newspaper in Portland this week….. https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2021/10/oregon-politician-says-ask-god-about-covid-19-vaccination-you-cant-trust-doctors.html Wednesday Commissioner Darin Fowler put forth this magniloquent rant (41:48): “This virus has become completely political. It’s only got a few things left in the medical field and I’m not […]
Commissioner Darin Fowler sounded like he was starting his campaign for reelection during this week’s monthly city/county meeting between Josephine County Commissioners and representatives from the Grants Pass City Council. Although Grants Pass Mayor Sara Bristol hasn’t said anything publicly about running for another office and Councilman Brian DeLaGrange has only been suggested for a […]
This week’s Josephine County Commissioner’s Weekly Business Meeting includes a Resolution proposing county-wide opposition of “virus rationalized mandates.” Their resolution has been included as part of the consent calendar on page 21: http://co.josephine.or.us/Files/092921%20WBS.pdf We are asking all who oppose this resolution to provide public comment during the meeting. The meeting will be live-streamed via the […]
Note: This is a long post which contains numerous direct quotes plus references to facts. Tuesday’s Legal Review Sept 21, 2021 Other than approving the consent calendar, hearing about rearranging road department funds, approving a land purchase from the City of Grants Pass and approving some routine contracts, Josephine County Commissioners spent most of their […]
According to Josephine County Commissioners the big “news” of the week was that they approved a new jet fuel system for the Grants Pass Airport using COVID money. This is part of a plan to upgrade the airport, basically so Travis Boersma can land his new jet there. Commissioners angrily charged the Grants Pass Daily […]
Josephine County Commissioners – Week of Sept 7-9, 2021 The highlight of this week’s Commissioner meetings was Darin Fowler’s advice to workers who want to defy state and federal mandates to get vaccinated. Commissioners have an on-going complaint accusing the Grants Pass Daily Courier of not covering their work, only what they say during comment […]
Commissioner Herman Baertschiger tried to make a connection between negative stories about Commissioners in the Grants Pass Daily Courier to a rejection by SOREDI (Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc.). Baertschiger, in his best Tucker Carlson method of operation yet, implied that the Courier is getting revenge on Commissioners after being denied American Rescue Plan […]
County Commissioners Business Meeting JULY 28, 2021 Two tax levies were approved for the November ballot by Josephine County Commissioners. The jail and juvenile detention levy is a renewal while the County Animal Shelter levy, raised from 8 to 11 cents,is considered a new levy. Sheriff Dave Daniel made a brief appeal for the 93 […]
County Commissioners WEEK OF JULY 19-JULY 22, 2021 July 21 Agenda July 21, 2021 Video – Not available This meeting info will be uploaded after County posts the video and it can be reviewed. July 22, 2021 – Agenda Commissioners continued to argue with Josephine County Public Health Director Michael Weber about COVID-19 vaccines, citing […]
County Commissioners WEEK OF JULY 12-JULY 16, 2021 July 14, 2021 Agenda July 14, 2021 Video Josephine County Commissioners’ July 14 Business Meeting featured people who actually wanted to pay a tax and a range of dramatis personae who used public comment time to repeat oft told tales even though Commission Chair Dan DeYoung said […]
County Commissioners WEEK OF JUNE 28-JULY 1, 2021 June 30, 2021 Agenda June 30, 2021 Video Nagging, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “persistently annoying or finding fault with someone.” Josephine County Commissioners spent the better part of their meeting doing just that to Oregon’s female governor: Commissioner Fowler said that “Governor Kate Brown had a […]
WEEK OF JUNE 21-25, 2021 The recording of the June 23 meeting was not available at the time this update was written, due to YouTube taking it offline for including medical misinformation. That meeting can now be viewed at this link. Future live-streamed meetings will be available on the County Website. Previously recorded business meetings […]
WEEK OF JUNE 14 – 18, 2021 YouTube video from the general meeting was removed due to Medical Misinformation. According to reporting by the Daily Courier, the Commissioners were advised by YouTube that if county officials refute the misinformation, their videos can stay. Given they often comment in support of these weekly COVID conspiracy baltherings, […]
WEEK OF JUNE 7 – 11, 2021 An unavoidable levy, a reluctant forking over of $30,000, admission by conservative commissioners that health decisions should be personal, a drought dilemma, a new position in the public health department and a rift over a big gift were on the Josephine County Commissioners’ agenda this week. 06/08/2021 Agenda 06/08/2021 Youtube […]
WEEK OF MAY 31 – JUNE 4 06/02/21 Agenda 06/02/21 YouTube Letters were Josephine County Commissioners’ main concern this week. On Wednesday, June 3 the discussion centered around their letter to every member of the US Senate opposing what they call “land grabs or land lockups” in several bills being passed on as part of […]
WEEK OF MAY 17-21 05/19/2021 Agenda 05/19/2021 YouTube This week Josephine County Commissioners were set to vote on a code amendment called “Unlawful Respiratory Interference” until County Council Wally Hicks, through a convoluted word salad, said the lifting of the state mask mandate made it superfluous. This was Hicks’ explanation: “This was drafted prior to […]
WEEK OF MAY 10 – 14, 2021 05/11/2021 Agenda 05/11/2021 YouTube Quotes: in the May 11 General Session recording 25:51 – Baertschiger “I strongly support we just go down to the bank and get a bag of money…” 26:14 – DeYoung’s rant re: State’s COVID recommendations 28:44 – Fowler alluding to the Big Lie referencing the “questionable” election. […]
WEEK OF MAY 3-7, 2021 Budget meetings took up most of Josephine County Commissioners’ time this week. Budget Commission members are the Commissioners plus Jim Brumback, Pastor of the River Valley Church, Zach Maynard, conservative Republican, who ran for District 4 State Representative and Steve Welch who was appointed by Baertschiger. 05/04/2021 Budget Committee Agenda […]
COUNTY COMMISSIONER WEEKLY UPDATE
The Josephine County Commissioners broadcast their meetings live on their website. Previous meetings will be posted on their website at this link.
If they are not permanently banned, they may still upload to YouTube. To
With the exception of holidays and other planned recesses, the Board of Commissioners convenes the first, third and fourth Wednesdays for Weekly Business Sessions at 9:00 a.m. and the second Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Weekly agendas can be found at this link.
This is where decisions are made that affect every resident in Josephine County.
While these commissioners are supposed to be non-partisan positions, the commentary is continually very partisan and frequently lacks professionalism.
We encourage you to watch live and provide a public comment when they are dealing with issues that are of concern to you. This can be done live, or you can send an email to them at email@example.com
Be sure to add “Public Comment” in the subject line and their office will get back to you.
We will do our best to begin providing a brief review of each meeting after they have occurred, as well as links to the YouTube videos.
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