Week 41, #4

Let’s make fun of Ashland. Their city council decided to pay a local therapist $37,000 to teach them to be more civil with one another. Citizens are wondering whether that’s a good use of public monies, why the services were not subject to the usual bidding process, and whether the meetings that ensue will violate the state’s public meeting laws. For once it’s not Eugene being woo-woo in the extreme.

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One of these four ideas will be developed into a column on Wednesday to be published in The Register-Guard on Friday. I’m asking you to help me choose between them. Between now and the end of Tuesday, leave comments here or send me an e-mail if you’d rather be more private. Or, at the very least, RATE the idea (and the others) so I know which one people like best. No promises, though. This ain’t American Idol. But I will post an entry on Wednesday to say which one I’m choosing (and probably why.) I plan to do this each week — often by Friday, but always by Monday, so visit often and tell me which idea intrigues you the most. Thanks!