If the county charter being proposed were to pass, what would happen to Douglas County's leadership role on issues dealing with the management of our federal forest lands?

For many decades, our county has been considered a reasonable and balanced voice on these issues by all levels of government. Testifying before Congress, meeting with Cabinet members, congressmen and senators, participating directly with Oregon's governors has been our county's legacy. Leading the Association of O&C Counties, having membership and participating in the National Association of Counties, being a board member of the Western Interstate Region are just a few of the roles commissioners, past and present, have and are filling.

My great fear is that our voice and leadership on these issues will be lost if the responsibility to invest the time, become informed and participate on our behalf falls on the shoulders of what appear to be almost "volunteer" commissioners. It appears as though this is an effort by environmental extremists to silence Douglas County's voice and participation on these extremely important issues.

Toby Luther

Roseburg

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