Author

Catherine Shaw

Catherine Shaw

Catherine Shaw lives in Ashland on two acres of farmland, served three terms as mayor of Ashland from 1989 to 2000, and worked as a staffer for former state legislator, Alan Bates. She’s also the author of “The Campaign Manager, Running and Winning Local Elections."

COMMENTARY
A closed-door group has proposed that property taxes be increased to pay for wildfires.

All Oregonians already pay for wildfires, so why should they pay more?

By: - February 8, 2024

In a recent OPB story that covered the impact of the Oregon Legislature’s decision to eliminate the timber severance tax 30 years ago, it was noted that neither former Gov. John Kitzhaber nor then-Rep. Lane Shetterly recalled the bill.  While I can believe that Kitzhaber doesn’t recall signing the legislation, it strains credulity that Shetterly, […]