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City of Ashland Special Council Meetings - January 30 and 31

The City of Ashland Council has two special meetings scheduled for the week of January 30, 2023:
  • A Town Hall Gathering on Monday, January 30, and
  • A Special Called Business Meeting on Tuesday, January 31 
The City Council invites the citizens of Ashland to take part in a Town Hall Gathering on Monday, January 30, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Historic Ashland Armory. The Armory is located at 208 Oak St.
The Council has established a list of potential priorities for the upcoming biennium and is seeking feedback on them from the community. Please join City Council members and staff to help identify community priorities for the upcoming 2023-2025 Biennium budget process and over the next six (6) years.
The Town Hall will be a time for small group discussions with elected officials and staff, and the opportunity for the public to vote individually on top community priorities and objectives. Voting will take place through an approach called Dot-Voting. Town Hall attendees will be given a limited number of sticky dots to use as votes on large signage that will list the priorities and objectives. Dot-Voting makes the voting process transparent and immediately visible as the Town Hall meeting progresses.
Mark your calendar for this important meeting at 5:30 to 8 p.m. on January 30. Details online, including the 2023-2025 Community Priorities and Objectives list, at Please note, the State of the City Address, originally scheduled for this meeting, will be given at a future Council Meeting. The Town Hall Meeting will not be televised.
If you are unable to attend the Town Hall, online participation through Dot-Voting will be available Monday, January 30 through Friday, February 3. Links for voting and public comment will be provided on the Town Hall page,, as of January 30.
View the Town Hall Agenda
View the Community Priorities and Objectives List
View the City’s newly adopted Vision and Value statements, which are the foundation for the 2023-2025 Community Priorities and Objectives.
The results will provide valuable input for City Council and the Citizens Budget Committee for next steps with the 2023-2025 Biennial Budget. The results will be posted on the City website prior to the Council’s formal adoption of the top priorities in early March 2023. 

On Tuesday, January 31, at 6 p.m. a Special Council Business Meeting will be held in Council Chambers at 1175 E Main St. This hybrid meeting will also be televised. See agenda link below for complete details on how to participate in Council Meetings.
Due to the recent resignations of Mayor Julie Akins, effective January 27, 2023, and City Councilor Shaun Moran, effective January 24, 2023, this special meeting will allow Council to discuss next steps and give direction to City staff.  
The Council will have 60 days from the effective resignation dates to fill the vacant seats. The appointed individuals will serve in this role until the next election in November 2024. See the City Charter, ARTICLE III. ELECTIVE OFFICERS, Section 4. Vacancies.
View the agenda for the January 31 meeting.
We look forward to seeing you--- “We are better together!”

Released January 26, 2023 
Updated January 27, 2023 

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