Citizens raise $5,400 to print property ordinance voter’s pamphlets
Former County Commissioner Sandi Cassanelli, who said she was representing a group of citizens who are concerned about the recent passage of four solid waste property ordinances, offered an envelope containing $5,400 cash to the Josephine County Commissioners during their Wednesday business session to have the ordinances printed on a voter’s pamphlet for the November election.
Cassanelli said the money was raised from area business owners and citizens who were opposed to the ordinances.
County Clerk Art Harvey had previously told the Board of Commissioners that to place the ordinances on the voter’s pamphlet would cost $10,600. Commissioners opted to mail out a flyer that would cost $5,200 in order to save the county money. The money offered by Cassanelli was collected to tag on to the $5,200 in order to pay for the voter’s pamphlet.
Commissioner Simon Hare said Cassanelli should submit the money to the Treasurer’s Office. He added that the commissioners would take a vote on the subject and the money would be refunded if a pamphlet was not printed.