The Administration Department provides the policy and communication link with the citizens of Ashland and the employees of the City who serve those citizens. The department consists of six divisions: Mayor and Council, Administration, Human Resources, Legal, Municipal Court, and Energy Conservation.

Among the services provided by the Administration Department are:

  • Leadership on and development of City policy
  • Guidance and direction to all departments on work plans, employee development and customer service
  • Economic development
  • Human resources
  • Legal counsel
  • Communications and public outreach
  • Judicial process for local traffic and municipal code violations
  • Energy conservation

Frequently Asked Questions

The City of Ashland has five (5) free parking lots (time restrictions apply) along with a variety of on-street parking in the downtown area. There is also one (1) paid parking structure near the OSF (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) campus.
More information on specific parking locations and pricing can be found on the Downtown Parking Info section of the website.
Council meetings are held every first and third Tuesday of each month starting at 6 p.m. Exact dates can be found on the calendar. Agendas and minutes for each meeting can be found here.

Currently, the meetings are being held electronically until further notice. You can watch the meeting on local channel 9 or channels 180 and 181 for Charter Communications customers. You can also stream the meeting via the internet by going to and selecting RVTV Prime.
Payment for parking tickets can be made using the Online Ticket Payment Portal

You may also call Diamond Parking at (541) 552-1422 to pay your ticket via phone.

If you would like to appeal for the citation, complete the Online Appeal Form
For electronic meetings, written testimony will be accepted via email to for both general public forum items and agenda items. Written testimonies submitted by the deadline (see agenda for more details) will be available to the City Council before the meeting and will be included in the meetings minutes.

For in-person meetings, the public attending council meetings may speak at meetings unless it is the subject of a public hearing that has already closed. If you wish to speak, you must fill out a Speaker Request Form with the City Recorder before the meeting begins. Completely fill out your name, address (no PO boxes), and if you would like to speak in Public Forum (only for items not on the agenda) or during an agenda item. 

You will be allowed to speak after being recognized by the chair, normally the Mayor. Each speaker is given an amount of time determined on how many people have filled out a speaker request form. A timing device will be used to alert the speaker of how much time they have left. If the speaker has a handouts that they would like to submit to Council please bring a minium of ten copies.

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