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Commission to consider a county charter?

Commission to consider a county charter?

This morning’s commission meeting was full of subtle and not so subtle confrontations. For starters, the potty mouthed “reporter” for the Coquille paper photographed me as I was walking to my seat, even after being warned by the local PD that continuing to photograph me or my daughters henceforth would be considered harassment. This time I am ignoring it but since he is using a Sentinel camera and operating with a Sentinel press pass, I will report both him and the paper.

Then Ronnie Herne asked Commissioner Melissa Cribbins if she would comment on the proposed home rule charter entitled the Voice of the Voters and also to place the citizen initiative on the ballot this fall eliminating the need for the charter’s backers to gather signatures. During the last meeting Herne asked the same question when Cribbins was absent and Bob Main and John Sweet both declined. Likewise, Cribbins responded with a “no.” During commissioners’ comments, however, Cribbins asked her fellow commissioners if they might consider forming a county charter committee. A 1958 amendment to the Oregon constitution allows for the formation of county charters either by citizen initiative or through the formation of “county charter committees appointed by county governing bodies and by members of a county’s legislative delegation.” Cribbins favors the administrator model of county government over the current form of governance. An advisory vote on the November 2012 ballot soundly defeated the idea of hiring an administrator to run the county.

According to Herne, Cribbins then asked Herne and fellow charter organizer Jaye Bell if either of them wanted to comment on her idea of forming a county charter committee. They declined.

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When my oldest son, a Marine, left for war and crossed the border from Kuwait into Iraq in March 2003 I started writing my conscience. After two tours that young combat veteran’s mother is now an ardent peace activist and advocate for social, environmental and economic justice. MGx has matured since those early vents and ramblings and now covers relevant and important local and regional matters in addition to national and global affairs.


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4 Responses to "Commission to consider a county charter?"

  1. wassup  July 30, 2014 at 7:09 AM

    Since neither men nor women want to admit voting for her, could it be that she was elected by her people who are sending the mysterious signals from deep space that NASA and others have recently received?

    • magix  July 30, 2014 at 9:02 AM

      Okay, I am sure Cribbins’ mother and probably Ruby Slippers voted for her but I don’t actually know them

  2. magix  July 29, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    I am not sure it is fair to blame women for electing Cribbins. True, I would love to see more women on the commission but I don’t know any women who voted for her.

  3. wassup  July 29, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    The real world inexperience of the lady being groomed to replace McKeown when she replaces Roblan shows more every day. Such a winner you dear ladies gave to us – twice. Please elect Gurney and make her a harmless, meaningless, ineffective office holder.


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