Citizens call for transparency in county government at courthouse rally Tuesday

M.A. Hansen carried a sign to a rally on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn Tuesday afternoon that said “Where’s the Transparency?” The answer on the back of the sign said, “There is no transparency.”

Although their specific concerns varied, a shared belief that the Douglas County Board of Commissioners isn’t transparent about its decisions drew about 50 people to the rally.

Attendees cited an array of issues they thought the commissioners hadn’t been transparent about. Among them were logging at Whistler’s Bend Park, a permit granted to the Canadian developers of a proposed natural gas pipeline and the cause of the water turbidity leading to the recent announcement that Canyonville residents needed to boil their water. (Read more here…)