Community Rights vs Lane Commissioners
If asserting our rights were simple, we would not need laws. But a situation in Lane County demonstrates just how complicated it can be to secure rights.
Community Rights Lane County proposes a ballot measure for a future election that would assert the rights of county citizens against corporations and non-local governments.
A majority of Lane County Commissioners think the measure--if it passes in an election--would be thrown out in court. So they've instructed staff to look for a legal way to pre-emptively block the measure. Ann Kneeland is a lawyer and one of the leaders of the community rights campaign; she visits with an update on the process.