Sen. Doug Whitsett (R-Klamath Falls) and Rep. Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) will hold two town hall meetings in Jackson County this weekend. The events will allow citizens to express their views about issues pending before the Oregon Legislature and hear an update from Sen. Whitsett and Rep. McLane.
“These are the first town halls held in Jackson County since the Legislature convened and I’m looking forward to meeting with folks and hearing about the issues that are important to them,” Rep. McLane said. “Oregon is facing many challenges and feedback from constituents is important as we prepare to make difficult decisions in the coming months.”
In a phone call last Friday to the Independent, Rep. McLane said he is opposed to HB 2700 and will vote no on it. This is commonly known in the Upper Rogue area as the LNG bill. McLane said there is a process in place to honor property rites. And it is not a job issue, said McLane. He went on to say he thinks the bill has the needed votes in the House to see it passed.
“I welcome the opportunity to join Rep. McLane as we hold our first town hall together in Jackson County. This will be a good opportunity for residents to ask questions and discuss issues that affect Jackson County and rural Oregon. I appreciate your participation and support for issues that affect our County.” Senator Doug Whitsett said.
The town halls are open to the public. Friday, Feb. 25, the event will be at the Eagle Point Library, 239 W. Main, from 6:30-8 p.m. It will be hosted by the City of Eagle Point and the Upper Rogue Chamber of Commerce.
On Saturday morning, Rep. McLane and Sen. Whitsett will be at the Rogue River Lodge, 24904 Hwy. 62, from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. This session is hosted by the Upper Rogue Chamber of Commerce.