Lorrie Kaplan Ashand Daily Tidings December 31st 2020
It’s a relief to leave 2020 behind, but lest you fear 2021 will lack drama, remember: it’s time for a new two-year budget for the city of Ashland.
Overlapping and competing priorities abound: economic recovery, evacuation planning, wildfire fuel reduction, social equity and racial justice, affordable housing and social services.
And don’t forget an escalating climate emergency — a root cause of these challenges while also exacerbating them. Everything is connected, and we now have to work urgently to reduce future damage while grappling with the consequences of past inaction.