I want to commend The News Review and the journalism team that worked on the recent series on the homelessness crisis in Roseburg. It was an in depth look at a complex, long time issue in our community — but the most alarming part of the series was the vitriol from Councilwoman Ashley Hicks on the passing of a Roseburg community member.

In both News Review articles and her social media platforms, Councilwoman Hicks, in her official capacity has a member of the leadership team for the city, harassed, bullied and attempted to present false information about a deceased community member and his family, as seen in the article published on Oct. 13 titled “Woman speaks out after City Councilor Ashley Hicks blames family for man’s homelessness following death." No matter your opinion on the origins of, or answer to, the homelessness issue our community faces, we can all agree that a pubic leader publicly attacking a grieving family is completely inappropriate.

Through Councilwoman Hicks’ own words and actions, she has shown that she does not have the intellectual capacity, compassion, or collaborative skills necessary to lead Roseburg through the strategic problem solving necessary to address the homelessness issue in our community. It’s time to recall Councilwoman Hicks. Roseburg deserves a leader who will uphold the solution oriented values of Roseburg. Recall Councilwoman Hicks.

Bronwyn Nickel

Roseburg

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sectorstar

Anyone with half a brain that followed her facebook postings (rants) before her political career could clearly tell this woman should be allowed in any position of power. If you can't see why at this point since she was elected, I recommend you go get evaluated yourself. She doesn't even seem to remember what or why shes ranting about at times. My favorite is when she fought to get a locked syringe box removed from a park because a child might be able to break the lock and open it. In what country children are able to break metal pad locks on locked dispensers and play with used syringes is beyond my logic and comprehension. Than months later shes ranting about finding a used syringe on the ground at a different park......those boxes she fought to have removed were there to prevent that kinda stuff from happening......but maybe she forgot or didn't know anymore at that point?

In terms of her being "elected fairly"? While yes it may have been true, my understanding was that it came down to a draw similar to Trump and Hillary where neither her or the opponent left at the time was particularity popular or wanted, but it came down to which was the lesser of the two evils. Clearly we didn't get the lesser here.

BNickel

Thank you for sharing. I encourage you to also write a letter to the editor so that the wider community can see your important comments and opinion. You may also consider writing a public comment and submitting it to be read at the next City Council meeting on Oct. 28th.

JWBallz

A link to another News-Review article about Ashley Hicks.

https://www.nrtoday.com/news/government/city/roseburg_government/judge-restores-possession-of-roseburg-city-councilor-ashley-hicks-residence/article_fd3e2c7e-2847-5be5-8f97-cf107440c041.html

BNickel

Thank you for sharing. I encourage you to also write a letter to the editor so that the wider community can see your important comments and opinion.

JWBallz

I spoke with Ashley Hicks a little over a year ago regarding an incident in Downtown Roseburg years in which a man drew a firearm, readied it to fire, aimed it at me and threatened my life. Report was made to Police Chief Klopfenstein and nothing was done. When I spoke to Ms. Hicks she basically told me that it was my fault even though it is illegal to point a firearm at another person in the State of Oregon. It seems like Councilwoman Hicks is out of touch and should be removed from her seat. The corruption runs rampant in Douglas County.

BNickel

Thank you for your comments. I encourage you to also write a letter to the editor so that the wider community can see your important comments and opinion.

Old Tobi

Ashley and I disagree on great deal, I suspect, but she's willing to work and she's willing to learn. She thinks for herself and is not beholden to anyone. Like watching a hurricane. I'm not sure she can actually care about individuals but she's smart and strong if frequently tactless. As long as she can handle dissent...I like watching her run.

BNickel

I appreciate your thoughts, thank you.

happygirl97470

This is not about beinging "butt hurt". Yes, she was elected and by right's should serve her term. However, now knowing how she feels about homelessness and those less fortunate than her, this community should think twice regarding her serving in any capacity within our community. She is obviously ignorant and does not do her research before speaking. She will answer for her words and actions.

JWBallz

It a big deal because she lied. It's a big deal because she is unethical. It is a big deal because she had to be evicted from her house and forced to move by a judge. She refused to move because it would mean she was no longer eligible to serve in the seat she was elected to. Therefore, she does not have the right to continue holding said seat on the council. Period.

BNickel

Thank you for your comments. I encourage you to also write a letter to the editor so that the wider community can see your important comments and opinion.

BNickel

Thank you for your comments. I encourage you to also write a letter to the editor so that the wider community can see your important comments and opinion.

Marlena

If u have time to complain about what Ashley Hicks, that means u are able to run yourself. Grow up she is learning and at least she is trying and caring enough for us to make a notice

BNickel

I tend to agree with your thought that I believe can be summed up with the quote "Unless you're not also in the arena getting your [butt] kicked, I'm not interested in what you have to say" Unfortunately, I'm not able to run for this particular seat, but perhaps the comments expressed in my letter and your comments here will encourage constituents to find leadership opportunities in our community. Learning and trying are important, but the actions demonstrated by Councilwoman Hicks surpass a learning curve.

CannaKing

Hey bonehead,







Whether you like Ashley or not, it doesnt matter 1 bit, for she was elected by the people in her part of the city and 1000% deserves to be their, no matter how much she hurt your poor little feelers...


BNickel

I suspect if we met in person, you would not stoop to name calling, and my expectation is to be treated the same behind a computer screen as I would be in person. In a Democracy, it is the duty of constituents to speak up when elected officials demonstrated they are unable to fulfill the duties for which they were elected. I'm guessing by your comment you feel differently about the this particular elected official, and to that, I encourage you to write a letter to the editor so the community can see a different point of view.

CannaKing

Whether you like ashley or not..... idgafos!



She deserves to be part of the council because she was voted in! PERIOD. No matter how butthurt your feelings about her are.

BNickel

In a Democracy, it is the duty of constituents to speak up when elected officials demonstrated they are unable to fulfill the duties for which they were elected. I'm guessing by your comment you feel differently about the this particular elected official, and to that, I encourage you to write a letter to the editor so the community can see a different point of view.

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