Your New County will Focus on Essentials

        Safe - Your new coastal county would have “resident” its own Sheriff, patrol deputies, Judge, DA, courts, health & human services, and essential safety programs.

        Local - Your new coastal county would have its offices, facilities, and workers conveniently here on the coast.   The jobs transferred will benefit our economy with salaries earned and spent on the coast.   We already have our own 911 facility, underutilized Court rooms, vacant areas for offices in our Justice Center, road crew with facilities, fiber optic computer networking, so on and so forth.

        Equitable - Your new coastal county would assure fairness in receiving the county services you are paying for.   The Highway 126 tunnel represents a cultural divide that separates us from Eugene; and our fair share of public safety resources and other public services.   Some liken the tunnel to a worm hole separating the galaxy of the coastal community from the valley; thus we continue to pay lots and get back little.

        Affordable - Your new coastal county would not be burdened with over 160 years of questionable Eugene-centric decisions which have dramatically increased the cost of providing critical public safety and other essential services.   Hiring a full fresh staff means being able to stay clear of the devastating PERS retirement system.   The current fees, taxes, and federal/state revenue sharing generated by the coast and used by Eugene would remain on the coast to the benefit of the coastal communities.   Will we be better off with the current 2-3% of Lane County we get or with the 12% we currently send Eugene?

        Representative - Your new coastal county would provide 100% representation in deciding county level issues versus the current 5% the coast receives under Lane County.   The 5% is based upon our choosing only one of the five commissioners, and then being only 25% of West Lane County who elect the Commissioner representing West Lane County.   The West Lane District Commissioner is primarily elected by and serves the voters of the western greater Eugene area and its surrounding towns.   What works for Eugene's culture does not work for our coastal culture.

        Oregon Revised Statues 202 allows the formation of a new county by a majority of the registered voters signing a petition for and then voting in favor of the proposed new county.   ONLY those LIVING in the new coastal county area may sign/vote.   The assets, liabilities, and funding portion the coast now provides Lane County would then be transferred to our elected representatives and their administration.

    Safe - Local - Equitable - Affordable - Representative