Dave Lewis Ashland Oregon

Hyatt Lake Oregon Murder of Dave Lewis

Jackson County Oregon Administrator Danny Jordan

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k8DmF7Vz2o

 

 The money trail...but of course...

 

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No flying and landing at Hyatt Lake. Near the illegal RV mobile home developments...

Jackson County  seriously let this pass as a " Park Model RV" for what reason??? 
On a strictly zoned National Monument Area,Pacific Crest Trail, dirt campground.
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  1. Danny Jordan called Detectives/JCSO about Mahar.
  2. And  tried to interfere in the law enforcement investigation.

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 It's all good, until it's notThen  the county admin bd Danny 

hooks-up with his wife's bff   Jessica Mahar   

Integrity? Moral turpitude? Dignity? Honor? Jeeeeezzzzzzzzzzz

 

 

 Comptroller HP said:

Danny Jordan Jackson County Administrator helps himself to a $654,000.00 home loan:
 
"  This is not about borrowing money from the petty cash fund to support a staff meeting luncheon. This about a county administrator borrowing a ton of money against the counties revenue account. An account that the supposedly; sole purpose is to be used for purposes of paying off expenditures that the budget wouldn't allow them to.

Example: Arising expenditures that the county didn't budget for.

Most professionals live by codes of ethics & standards; by a code of employee ethics and standards that was written and formed by the law. Usually, part of these guidelines strictly forbids employee monetary perks from either the company or vendors. The County Administrator is part of a Governmental agency so you would think that they follow the same principles.

Here is reference to the Code of Ethics for Government employees and the referencing departments. This includes monetary gains or privileges"
 

http://www.ehow.com/about_6636069_code-ethics-government-employees.html


As Mike Winters hands out 66 pink-slips and Jackson County falls into the quagmire; perhaps the expectations of the County Administrator (public servant) should be revisited.

 

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"That comment about how corp.'s and states "do it" is not correct. I don't care how many people tell me that it is of the norm. It isn't. It's a gloss over statement made by someone that has most likely gotten perks because of their position. It's not ethical. Period. Whether it be in Corporate world or state. Just trust me on this. It was unethical and does not fit the standards of a person working for the taxpayers."

Old Mississippi Sytle Injustice. Vet Those Who Say Naut

 

But Falls also said he was treated in a demeaning way by Jackson County Administrator Danny Jordan, Senior Deputy County Administrator Harvey Bragg and Jackson County Budget Committee members Craig Morris and Dick Rudisile.

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Sheriff Falls on exit from Jackson County: 'my voice wasn't heard,' County responds

 

 

 JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. - Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls held a press conference today to discuss his plans since taking a position in Gresham, citing different reasons like discrimination and lack of support within the organization.


He has named factors like being closer to his daughter, who attends college in Gresham, and says he was offered a good opportunity there, as the director of Police Services and 21st Century Policing.

"There's some things that are pushing me away from Jackson County. Some things the public needs to know about," Falls said of the pushing he is feeling to leave, while he feels Gresham is pulling him.

Sheriff Falls noted that in a position that revolved around relationships, he felt like he wasn't being supported. Falls said that he faced racial tensions and despite raising his concerns within the organization, he didn't feel protected.

"At one point I got a very embarrassing, racially-charged, social media post about me that was humiliating to me. I'm not opposed to disagreement or even racial problems, but I did voice my concerns to HR...elected officials have no HR protection when it comes to discriminatory acts, harassment or being bullied," Sheriff Falls said.

The Jackson County Commissioners responded to Sheriff Falls' allegations in a statement, saying that they worked to look into an official complaint he made in 2015.

"Sheriff Falls made a complaint regarding discrimination and harassment. Upon receipt of the complaint, the County promptly hired an outside investigator to investigate the allegations. The investigation resulted in a preliminary report and conclusion that Sheriff Falls had not been discriminated against or harassed. Sheriff Falls withdrew his complaint and stated that the investigation need not be completed," the statement read"

 

 

 INVESTIGATE

DOJ NEEDS TO SHUT DOWN THE OLD GUARD. SICK.

 When a good Sheriff leaves town...for the following reasons...the DOJ needs to step-in and take care of business  and of those that have festered this...injustice.

 

 

 http://www.kdrv.com/story/34149353/sheriff-corey-falls-sends-message-to-county-administrators-about-harassment-complaints

The message below was forwarded to NewsWatch 12's newsroom Thursday. The following message is an email from Sheriff Corey Falls to Jackson County Commissioner Rick Dyer and other county officials:

Rick,

The statement reported in the media from the County Commissioners is misleading and inaccurate.  “The investigation resulted in a preliminary report and conclusion that Sheriff Falls had not been discriminated against or harassed.”  “Sheriff Falls withdrew his complaint and stated that the investigation need not to be completed.”

First of all an investigation was not conducted or completed.  What was conducted was a review of my complaint.  This is clearly stated in my withdrawal letter. The withdrawal letter clearly identifies this as a “review.”  It does not call it an investigation.  The County hired an outside firm to look into my complaint.  The outside firm subcontracted with another person to review my concerns with the people I identified.  After the review of the subcontractor they reported back to the firm who documented what was called a “Discussion Draft.”  The outside entity who drafted this document did it through second hand information and did not have direct contact with any of the parties who were spoken with.  A discussion draft is not a preliminary report.  The discussion draft does not say anywhere that I had not been discriminated against.  There was never a conclusion.  This is also clearly stated in the withdrawal letter.  An investigation requires interviewing all parties involved.  Nobody from the Sheriff’s Office or outside stakeholders where ever talked to in this process.  The withdrawal letter clearly states verbatim “I don’t believe there is a need to complete your review, you would still need to interview Jackson County Sheriff’s Office employees and other stakeholders WITH WHOM YOU HAVE NOT SPOKEN; AND YOU SAID THERE WOULD NOT BE FINAL CONCLUSIONS, FINDINGS OR RECOMMENDATIONS UNTIL THIS COULD BE ACCOMPLISHED.  How can you say there was a conclusion? 

 

I stated the review did not need to be completed!  Not an “investigation” like you reported.  Here is WHY:

1)      I had several conversations with the entity looking into this complaint and voiced my displeasure as to why they would produce a discussion draft prior to talking to anybody at the Sheriff’s office or other stakeholders.  The draft was conducted via second hand information.  I have never seen anything like this.  I feel this was extremely biased and one sided.

2)      When the outside entity came down to Medford to deliver the draft they were picked up by Danny Jordon at the airport and they went to dinner that evening.  Again another clearly biased problem in this review.  (I believe this is a significant conflict of interest)  In addition the outside entity had several telephone conversations with Danny Jordan throughout this process.  I feel this friendship relationship got in the way of an unbiased review.

3)      The county paid 40K for a review.  This is the type of money that is paid to make things go away not to solve problems.

4)      Once I found out that I had no HR protection and there was not going to be an investigation that included talking to everyone there was no need to continue in the process. 

5)      Finally you were the only Commissioner in the loop on this.  (Correct me if I am wrong in this Colleen as I know they specifically kept Doug out of it)

 

The review also suggests that, the strategy to address this should be developed by Board Chair Dyer assuming I withdraw the complaint. 

This never happened. 

It should be noted that I have referred to this incident as an investigation in a previous email.  After reviewing the withdrawal letter and discussion draft this was clearly a “review.” 

 

Corey Falls

Sheriff

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

Related Articles:

http://www.kdrv.com/story/34138504/jackson-county-commissioners-respond-to-harassment-discrimination-allegations

http://www.kdrv.com/story/34138144/sheriff-falls-speaks-about-decision-to-leave

http://www.kdrv.com/story/34144316/jackson-county-releases-documents-in-sheriff-complaint-investigation

 

 

 

 http://www.kdrv.com/story/34138144/sheriff-falls-speaks-about-decision-to-leave

 

 

News

Sheriff Falls Speaks About Decision To Leave

 

 

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. -- Corey Falls will serve his last day as the Jackson County Sheriff on Friday.  12/ 30/2016

On Monday, he spoke for the first time about his decision to leave the department.

In a candid news conference, Sheriff Falls talked about the factors here in Jackson County that prompted him to leave.

He says he felt bullied from the first few weeks he took office.

Specifically, he talked about discrimination and condescending behavior towards him that he says he saw from county administrators.

"I see a lot of improvements that can be made and what I would really like to see from the county is lets just stop saying everything is fine. Lets be honest with the community," said Sheriff Falls. 

Sheriff Falls talked about his new opportunities with the Gresham Police Department. We reached out to the county administration this afternoon but did not hear back.

We will continue to update this story throughout the night. "

 

 

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 VIDEO HERE: Where is the DOJ ? Sheriff Falls treated with " micro-aggression and demeaning... "

 http://www.kdrv.com/story/34138144/sheriff-falls-speaks-about-decision-to-leave

 http://www.kdrv.com/story/34149353/sheriff-corey-falls-sends-message-to-county-administrators-about-harassment-complaints

 

 

 

Jordan & His Budget Committee Meeting

 

 

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 " It is unethical. They gave him a contract which they partnered in, that was unethical. They then tried to hide it. Jordan owns two homes. One is a rental. He also bought a plane, btw. Jackson County is not in the banking business. Can the parks workers have loans too? What about the hard-working elections division? The deputies? The janitors? This is an unethical loan. And Jordan & Commissioners  should correct it accordingly."     Hewlett Packard Comptroller review

 

 

Investigate Danny Jordan & Tax Payer Money " Loan "

 

 

WE need some big time JUSTICE in Jackson ! Where is the FBI ? A county where SWAT is sent for a home foreclosure. Where a Commissioner who orders & eats pot-brownies also drives dump-trucks full of pot for the Sheriff.
 
Where is the FBI ~ send em over please !  And thank you !
 
 
"Jackson County taxpayers footed the bill for a $654,000 loan to County Administrator Danny Jordan for his east Medford house, granted as part of his salary package negotiated in 2009.The agenda item describing the commissioners' vote on the loan for their March 26, 2009, meeting did not mention Jordan's name. The item read, "Order Authorizing the Chair of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners to execute an agreement and lender's escrow instructions with employee, #66-09." The number refers to the board order. "It was pretty vague," said County Commissioner John Rachor, who was elected to the board in 2010. "Boy, it was really vague." Rachor said the notice reflects a lack of transparency in government that he would like to improve.
 
 

 

Tax Time in Jackson County 4 Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 
Jackson County Counting....Counting...Counting....


" Tax time has come and gone in Jackson .... and the County Administrator still seems to have a private-loan via county tax payers money.

FACT: County Administrator Danny Jordan borrowed money $ 654,000.00 from JaCo; it was publicized, albeit difficult to find under the vague information. And non-transparent truth.

There is a code of ETHICS in this situation which does apply. When a person is working in a position where they are representing "the people" who pay their salaries, it is very imperative that they follow and adhere to Government standards and ethics.

Within this code of ethics, it clearly states that " government employees should not receive special favors or benefits". This not only applies to outside associates, but also within the Government.

By Danny Jordan asking and accepting this mortgage loan from the county funds while Jackson County departments are struggling with their budgets, is totally unethical and unacceptable.

Not just for Jordan, but also unethical for the people that approved it.

"The former Jackson County Commissioners were NOT in the banking business" and it's not about whether it's "legal" or not. Would every "valuable" employee that works for JaCo county be eligible for a low interest home loan? If not, WHY not? Danny Jordan did.

Jackson County needs to fix this up & clean it up. Call Danny Jordan in on his loan because it's not going to go away. $$$

Danny Jordan & wife, can take a loan from the bank and repay the money like all of America does."

Dan's  "Home Loan"  & Acct. Needs Forensic Evaluation

 

$654,000 loan, additional housing

allowance, and

Three-year severance package part of

Jackson County, Oregon

administrator’s compensation

 

Jackson County, Oregon  population 203,206 

 

" Jackson County taxpayers footed the bill for a $654,000 loan to County Administrator Danny Jordan for his east Medford house, granted as part of his salary package negotiated in 2009. The loan was described in a trust deed obtained by the Mail Tribune earlier this month.

Details of Jackson County Administrator Danny Jordan’s 2009 employment contract follow. His three-year contract has been granted one-year automatic extensions each year and now continues through Jan. 30, 2014.

  • Base salary: $155,043 (raised to $170,060 later that year)
  • Monthly housing allowance: $1,000
  • Monthly automobile allowance: $649
  • Monthly communications allowance (cellphone, Internet): $300, with $20 increases every other year. An additional $300 is provided every third year to replace equipment
  • Severance package: An amount equal to three years’ salary and benefits; compensation, salary and benefits owed for the remainder of the contract period; continued health insurance, car allowance and other benefits for three years
  • Loan: The administrator can have only one outstanding loan at a time with the county, but is able to have up to three separate loans during the contract period

County officials maintain the loan is legal, was properly noticed and is part of a compensation package needed to keep a highly valued employee. But they made little attempt to let the public know about it. The agenda item describing the commissioners’ vote on the loan for their March 26, 2009, meeting did not mention Jordan’s name. The item read, “Order Authorizing the Chair of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners to execute an agreement and lender’s escrow instructions with employee, #66-09.” The number refers to the board order. County Commissioner John Rachor, who was elected to the board in 2010, said the notice reflects a lack of transparency in government that he would like to improve.

Jordan bought the 2,734-square-foot, two-story house in 2005 for $545,000 under a different loan, but he added upgrades such as a pool and spa that increased its value. The county loan amount was based on the dollar value of the property from an appraisal requested by Jordan and conducted by Lang V. Nguyen Appraisal Management and Consulting Inc. in 2009. County Assessor’s Office estimates of the real market value show the property peaked in 2007 at $650,060, but by 2009 had dropped to $472,060. The most recent information from the Assessor’s Office lists the real market value of the property at $369,670, or 56.5 percent of the amount the county loaned to Jordan.

The 30-year loan was financed at a 3.46 percent interest rate, the federal interest rate in 2009. Average home loan rates at the time were 5 percent. The difference shaved nearly $600 off Jordan’s monthly payment, which is $2,922.

The balance remaining on the loan is $621,000. Jordan also receives a monthly $1,000 housing allowance as part of his employment contract.

The loan is described in the county’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report as a receivable on the Statement of Net Assets under Note 16, “related party.” (For a copy of the report, go to www.mailtribune.com/financial-report.) It is not until pages later, when the notes are described in more detail, that the loan and interest rate are outlined.

In July 2009, four months after the loan was approved, the commissioners gave Jordan a 10 percent raise, bringing his salary to $170,060.

Commissioner C.W. Smith, who has been on the board since 2004, said the county approved Jordan’s loan to increase his compensation package during a time when he was being courted by other organizations. When asked about the board order’s vague wording, Smith said the county doesn’t like to broadcast an employee’s salary compensation. Smith said the loan wasn’t a secret, but acknowledged it would generate heat from the public no matter how it was handled.

The county routinely invests millions of dollars, gathering interest on its investments until the money needs to be spent. Unlike those investments, the money from Jordan’s loan can’t be tapped into as readily. "

 

 

Needs outside forensic evaluation. For TRUE JUSTICE. 

 

 

 

 

 

Danny Jordan on Tape & Being Rude

 

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 Here's the link;


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http://cvp.telvue.com/player?id=T01550&video=198702&noplaylistskin=1&width=400&height=300

Presentation begins about marker 9:30 to 12:45.....a rebuttal was prepared in advance by Danny Jordan...beginning at 14:20 to 25:44

 

 

 

 

 

Jordan Loan Agenda ~ ~ ~ $$$$$$$$$$$$$

 

 and the Agenda 3/26/09

http://www.co.jackson.or.us/Agendas.asp?AMID=1523&Display=Agenda



Board of Commissioners - Agenda     
Thursday, March 26, 2009


BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Staff Meeting
9:00 am
March 26, 2009
Jackson Room
10 S. Oakdale, Medford
1. Executive Session
ORS 192.660(2)(a), Employment of Employee
ORS 192.660(2)(d), Labor Negotiations–Press Excluded ORS 192.660(4)
ORS 192.660(2)(e), Real Property
ORS 192.660(2)(f), Exempt Public Record
ORS 192.660(2)(h), Litigation
ORS 192.660(2)(j), Administration of Public Funds
2. Input from County Counsel
a. Discussion Items
3. Input from County Administrator
a. Review Agenda Items for the April 1, 2009 Board Meeting
b. Order Authorizing the Chair of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners to Execute an Agreement and Lender’s Escrow Instructions with Employee, #66-09
c. Discussion Items
4. Discussion: RPS
7. Review Calenders–Week of March 30



Tuesday, 9 am Work Session–SOREDI Update by Ron Fox
Wednesday, 9:30 am BoC Meeting
Thursday, 9 am, Staff Meeting
Thursday, 12 noon, Press Conference, Fire Plan, location to be determined in Grants Pass
Thursday, 1 pm, Fire Plan Meeting, location to be determined in Grants Pass
 
 
If a physical accommodation is needed to participate in a county meeting, please contact the Human Resources office at 541 774-6036 or 541 774-6472 (Voice/TDD).
 
Notification of at least 24 hours prior to the meeting will assist county staff in providing reasonable accommodation.

 

 

 NOT SURE IF THE HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE COMMENT IS

LEGAL EITHER ???

 

 

 

 

 Just because you are handicap, doesn't mean you are stupid.                                                                                                            P.E.L .

 

 

 

 

Danny Jordan County Administrator & Jackson County Budget

 

 Needs outside forensic evaluation. For TRUE JUSTICE. 

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Jordan's " Loan" Vote Under 10 Minutes...

 And one of the Commissioners wasn't even there....

 
http://www.co.jackson.or.us/SectionIndex.asp?NavID=0&MenuID=2384


And here are the MINUTES (10 minute meeting):  3/26/09

Ten Minute meeting to a $ 654,000.00 home loan.

http://www.co.jackson.or.us/files/090326_boc_minutes.pdf

 

 

 

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 $ 654,000.00 loan under  ten minutes.

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BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
COUNTY OF JACKSON, STATE OF OREGON
March 26, 2009
 
The Board of Commissioners staff meeting was opened at 9:10 a.m. in the Jackson Room
 
with the following attending:
 
Dave Gilmour, Chair
Jack Walker, Commissioner
 
 
Donna Bladek, Recorder
 
 
Danny Jordan, County Administrator
 
 
Kirsti Hagey, Senior Assistant County Counsel
 
 
 
(Commissioner Smith was testifying on a proposed bill before the legislature in Salem.)
 
 
Mr. Jordan reviewed agenda items for the April 1, 2009 Board meeting.
 
 
 
 
Dr. Gilmour read order 66-09 by title: authorizing the chair of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners to execute an agreement and lender’s escrow instructions with employee. Mr. Jordan briefly reviewed its purpose. Mr. Walker moved and Dr. Gilmour seconded a motion to approve the order as written.
 
 
Board members agreed to appoint Katherine Bryon and Lee Murdoch to the Public Health Advisory Board, and directed staff to
prepare the order for an upcoming board meeting.
 
 
Calendars for the following week were reviewed.
 
The meeting adjourned at 9:20 a.m.
 
JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
___________________________________
Dave Gilmour, Chair
___________________________________
Dennis C.W. Smith, Commissioner
___________________________________
Jack Walker, Commissioner
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Donna Bladek, Recorde

 

 

Danny Jordan Bad Admin. The way it is done. By him.

 

 " Gibson signed and dated the claims release agreement on Dec. 8 and Jackson County Administrator Danny Jordan signed and dated the agreement on Dec. 15. The agreement was also approved by Jackson County Counsel Joel Benton without a date" 

 

 

 Former Jackson County Assessor Josh Gibson signed an agreement to receive a $28,531 severance payment that was conditioned on his resignation

 

  • SEVERANCE PAY

    Jackson County assessor signed $28,531 severance pay agreement


  • Payment conditioned on Gibson's resignation

 

 

Former Jackson County Assessor Josh Gibson signed an agreement to receive a $28,531 severance payment that was conditioned on his resignation, according to a claims release agreement he signed with county officials.
The severance payment was in addition to Gibson's regular wages and benefits, according to the agreement.
In a letter submitted to the county in mid-November, Gibson resigned his position effective Dec. 31, citing health issues and his desire to spend more time with his children.
He refused to say whether an incident in which he publicly urinated on a golf course during an outing with assessor and appraisal colleagues played a role. Gibson also declined to say whether he had been pressured to resign by county officials.
Gibson signed and dated the claims release agreement on Dec. 8 and Jackson County Administrator Danny Jordan signed and dated the agreement on Dec. 15. The agreement was also approved by Jackson County Counsel Joel Benton without a date.
Jordan was out of the office Monday and Benton declined to comment.
Gibson said he cannot say anything negative or disparaging about the county as part of the severance agreement. He wrote in an email, "I will say that I was not the one who initiated the resignation talk or severance idea."
In the severance agreement, a lump-sum payment to be paid by the county by Jan. 6 was conditioned on Gibson having resigned and vacated the office of county assessor effective Dec. 31.
Both sides agreed to give up any rights to sue each other over Gibson's job as assessor or his resignation.
The two sides also agreed not to make any disparaging or negative comments about each other in any format, including on social media.
Gibson previously said he went in for surgery on Nov. 19 and still did not have medical clearance from his physician to work as of late December.
He collected his full annual salary of $99,674 through December, according to documents provided by the county after a public records request.
Gibson previously said in an email that he continued to track his emails and phone messages while he was out, and also to work on a statewide project to revamp the appraiser education system.
As for the golf course incident, Gibson previously said he went golfing with several other assessor and appraisal professionals from around the state during the Oregon State Association of County Assessors 2015 Summer Conference, held Aug. 10-13 in Hood River. The group was composed of men and one woman, Jo Wright, who currently works as the chief deputy assessor for Jackson County.
Gibson acknowledged he urinated on the golf course, but denied rumors that he exposed himself.
"I did urinate in the bushes away from the group," he said in an email. "I will emphatically deny that anyone was exposed to my genitalia, but the group could probably tell that I was urinating."
Gibson said there were no bathrooms around, and in hindsight he should have waited or taken the golf cart somewhere to find a restroom.
Wright declined to comment about the incident or Gibson's resignation.
Following Gibson's resignation, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners tasked Wright with performing the duties of the county assessor.
She is not running for county assessor during the May 17 primary election.
Jackson County Lead Appraiser David Arrasmith, Jackson County Lead Appraiser Angela Stuhr, Jackson County Project/Program Coordinator Ruth Staten and Jackson County Property Appraiser Michael Wright are vying for the assessor's position in the primary. "
 
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 What the blogers had to say....
 
 
  • Don Trump

" Is chief deputy assessor Jo Wright related to assessor candidate and property appraiser Michael Wright? This is important information.

Did Jo Wright get Josh Gibson terminated so that Michael Wright could be elected the new assessor? Just wondering. "

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  " What the people should know is...what is Danny Jordan's eternal, 3 years fully paid, severance package ?

Golf course indiscretions are smoke & mirrors. Seriously? Of course the spending time with family & kids card is always a safe one to throw down, isn't that what Greg Lemhouse said, after he resigned while under investigation (for sexually harassing women at work) or some such....why yes, yes it was. No justice in Jackson yet, but it is coming for sure. Watch and see. Gibson could have gotten more...tip of the iceberg? The non-disparaging is humorous. One only needs to go to the coffee shop. " 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Jackson County Who Pays and Why?

 

Second this. A true myriad of reasons exist why Daniel Jordan should be immediately replaced. 
Thank you







 
Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 6:22 AM
 Unsustainable salary contract
 
" Commissioner Rick –
 
Those of us who dedicate some of our limited time toward paying attention to county politics know that there may be strong personal ties between you and the county administrator, possibly to the point of you owing him a favor no matter how small. That said, it’s now time to examine and adjust the county’s budget without personal bias.
 
We the people are encouraging you, Mr. Chairman, to consider moving or seconding the motion to replace the $263,000 administrator with his abundantly qualified $135,000 deputy.
 
Will you support that motion and consider rolling out the $263,000 per year savings to infuse the private-sector economy with an annual kicker from now into perpetuity?
 
 
" Fyi, here’s the link to CW Smith’s interview with Bill Meyer in which he states at 24:49, the employment contract that he (CW) signed is breakable:
Save time and scan ahead to a little before minute 25: http://oregonedeals.com/podcast/?p=episode&name=2016-03-25_3-25-16_fri_8am_.mp3
 
If you’re truly a fiscal conservative, you’re being urged to take action during this year’s annual budget negotiations by moving or seconding that Harvey Bragg assumes the Administrator role at his $135,000 salary. "
 

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On behalf of those of us paying attention, thank you for taking this public request seriously.

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Long overdue firing of Danny Jordan as Jackson County Oregon Admin.

WTH? Who is running the County & Why Decisions

 

" PINEHURST — right near Mike Winters' Moon Prairie & Johnson Prairie illegally built  tower

 

 

 Box R hotel plan goes before appeals court

 

 

Oregon’s Court of Appeals is considering arguments to overturn a ruling issued by the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals in July that halted potential development of a 200-unit hotel on the former Box R Ranch.

Don and Jean Rowlett appealed the July ruling by LUBA, which overturned a 2013 agreement for development between Jackson County and the Rowletts. Oral arguments were heard by the court Sept. 19, and a ruling is due within 91 days of the proceeding.

LUBA ruled Jackson County and the Box R Ranch sidestepped land-use proceedings when they entered into the agreement to allow development on the ranch in the Greensprings. The Rowletts later sold the area that contains the resort development, now called the New Frontier Ranch.

Rogue Advocates and ranch neighbors Jeff and Jeannie Gilmore appealed the 2013 ruling when they became aware of it in late 2015. The Gilmores said they would be impacted by traffic to the proposed 200-unit hotel on the road they share with the ranch and by other activities.

Because of the LUBA ruling, further development on the site would require new applications through the land-use process, Jackson County Development Director Kelly Madding said in July.

“I don’t think major development on the Box R property is in the best interest of our neighborhood or the Greensprings community,” said Jeff Gilmore. “I’d like to see the Court of Appeals … uphold LUBA’s decision.”

Gilmore’s property is adjacent to Highway 66 between Tub Springs and Pinehurst and immediately west of the ranch. He’s lived there for 37 years.

“I feel very strongly that there has been enough development on the Box R property,” Gilmore said. "I would hope the new owner would be content to continue on the basis of facilities when they bought the ranch."

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With  Danny Jordan at the helm. He allowed these in the National Monument on the Pacific Crest Trail, as " RVs"  on Hyatt Lake. Totally and completely illegal:

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 And these are RV how...for 2 dirt campgrounds on the Pacific Crest Trail. Roll em  ALL off.  No 200 room hotels, either $$$$ greed.

 

 

Vile Actions that DOJ Needs to Investigate

 

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Jackson Co. Sheriff explains why he’s stepping down

 https://kobi5.com/news/jackson-co-sheriff-explains-why-hes-stepping-down-43115/

 

 

 The Jackson County Board of Commissioners has issued a response to allegations Sheriff Corey Falls made during a press conference on Tuesday.

The commissioners said in December 2015, Falls made a complaint regarding discrimination and harassment.

An outside investigator was hired to look into the claims, according to commissioners.

The commissioners said in part, “The investigation resulted in a preliminary report and conclusion that Sheriff Falls had not been discriminated against or harassed, and made some recommendations for moving forward. Prior to the completion and issuance of the investigatory report, Sheriff Falls withdrew his complaint and stated that the investigation into his allegations need not be completed.”

You can read the full release HERE.

 https://kobi5.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/PR_SheriffAllegations_2016_12.pdf

 

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Jackson Co. Sheriff explains why he’s stepping down

– The Jackson County Board of Commissioners has issued a response to allegations Sheriff Corey Falls made during a press conference on Tuesday.

The commissioners said in December 2015, Falls made a complaint regarding discrimination and harassment.

An outside investigator was hired to look into the claims, according to commissioners.

The commissioners said in part, “The investigation resulted in a preliminary report and conclusion that Sheriff Falls had not been discriminated against or harassed, and made some recommendations for moving forward. Prior to the completion and issuance of the investigatory report, Sheriff Falls withdrew his complaint and stated that the investigation into his allegations need not be completed.”

You can read the full release HERE.


Medford, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls opened up about his reason for leaving the county during a press conference on Tuesday—and he made some pointed comments toward Jackson County officials.

Sheriff Falls announced last month he is leaving the County for a position with Gresham police at the end of the year.

During the press conference, Falls acknowledged he’s received support after he was elected from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Employee Association and his deputies, but he said Jackson County officials were not so supportive.

During the conference, Falls said he owed it to the community to explain why he is stepping down after just two years in office.

“If you look at it in a push-pull type of context, there’s a lot of things pulling me to Gresham,” said Sheriff Falls. “I’ve been offered a great opportunity up there—yes I have family up there, my daughter goes to college up there.”

Falls said there are some things “pushing” him away from Jackson County—things the public needs to know.

“It was made very clear to me–even before I started–after I won the election, and within my first maybe couple of weeks, that the county did not hire me. That was really clear,” Falls said with a laugh.

Falls said he felt was treated differently and unfairly by county officials from the beginning. He directly named County Administrator Danny Jordan, Assistant County Administrator Harvey Bragg, Dick Rudisile and Craig Morris with the budget committee. Falls commented, “The relationships just weren’t there.”

According to Sheriff Falls, he experienced several micro-aggressions, derogatory comments, demeaning behavior and bullying. He said it was embarrassing and humiliating.

Sheriff Falls pointed to a specific case where he saw a racially-charged social media post that was directed toward him. When he approached county human resources to address the issue, he said he learned “elected officials don’t have H.R. protection.” Falls said as an elected official, he’s in a role where those types of acts could continue.

When asked whether he had anything to say to voters who elected him, Falls replied, “I think to some extent I owe them an apology. You know, I think publicly I need to say, ‘Sorry that it didn’t work out.’ Uh, I think—without getting too emotional, that’s it right there.”

Falls also addressed the process to replace him. He said simply appointing a chief deputy could be problematic, as the chief deputy’s authority leaves as soon as Sheriff Falls steps down.

He said he’s going to leave that decision up to the county, but he hopes his replacement will maintain the openness and honesty that has been set in place.

Falls did say he was concerned about one candidate being considered, former Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters. According to Falls, Commissioner Rick Dyer stated the county needs to give the former sheriff a hard look considering the “problems over the last 12 years.”

Sheriff Falls said he has no idea when a new sheriff will be appointed. "

 

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Jackson County Commissioners. Review Anyone?

 

 

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Breidenthal to open pot shop

 

Former Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal is about to open his own recreational marijuana store in Medford, even though he expressed concerns while in office that marijuana legalization might open up a "Fort Knox for the criminals."

Breidenthal, a Republican who was elected commissioner in 2012 but lost in last year's primary to Bob Strosser, is opening American Cannabis Co. at 2131 W. Main St.

Oregon Liquor Control Commission spokesman Mark Pettinger said American Cannabis Co.'s license was mailed Friday after Breidenthal paid a fee of $4,750. Pettinger said the OLCC doesn't have any other licenses pending for Breidenthal or his other companies.

Breidenthal is listed as the sole contact for American Cannabis and has $150,000 in bank accounts to finance the business, according to his application.

Breidenthal paid $250 on Dec. 2, 2016, to begin the application process under the name Marigold Enterprises LLC, doing business as American Cannabis Co. Breidenthal created Marigold Enterprises on Nov. 9, 2016, listing an office at 1312 Antelope Road, White City, according to the Oregon Secretary of State's Office.

Breidenthal started another business on Sept. 23, 2016, called Capital Pacific Advisors Inc., which lists Breidenthal's home address in Medford, state records show.

The city of Medford hasn't received an application yet from American Cannabis for a business license, but such applications are typically submitted after license approval by the OLCC.

Breidenthal could not be reached for comment Friday or Monday, despite repeated phone calls and visits to his business. Breidenthal was inside his new business on Friday holding a meeting in his office, but was out of town Monday. Display cases and a new sign for the business already have been installed.

 

 

 

Breidenthal remains under investigation by the Oregon Attorney General's office for possible financial reporting violations while serving as commissioner, Department of Justice spokeswoman Kristina Edmunson confirmed Friday. The AG's review follows an Oregon Government Ethics Commission investigation into an Association of Counties campaign account Breidenthal initially used to run for an office on the Western Interstate Region, a land use reform group. The Ethics Commission suspended its investigation pending the AG probe. Breidenthal has denied any criminal wrongdoing.

Breidenthal's latest venture is located a short distance from another cannabis shop, Patients Helping Patients in the Albertsons shopping center. A third marijuana store plans to open across the street from American Cannabis.

"I don't like how everyone is right on top of each other," said Phil Carvalho, owner of Patients Helping Patients. "They should be spread out a bit more."

Carvalho is particularly concerned because his business isn't as visible from Main Street as his two competitors will be and has put up flashing lights and signs to get more attention.

Carvalho was the first medical marijuana dispensary to legally open its doors in Medford. Others tried to open up dispensaries in years past, including Carvalho, but ran afoul of business license laws in Medford.

Locating cannabis stores too close together was one of Breidenthal's several marijuana-related concerns while in office. He served on the 16-member OLCC Recreational Marijuana Rules Advisory Committee

 

 

 

 

 

In April 2015, Breidenthal joined other commissioners in voting to locate medical marijuana dispensaries within the county a half-mile apart, greater than the 1,000-foot state regulation. Recreational marijuana businesses don't have the same requirements.

At the time, Breidenthal said it was prudent to move slowly on the issue of locating dispensaries until the county can gauge whether they are having an impact on communities.

"A lot of people are really nervous and scared about the impacts," he said then.

In April 2014, Breidenthal said unintended consequences of dispensaries must be considered, such as adults smoking marijuana in public, especially around children.

"There's a lot of unanswered questions," he said.

In September 2013, the Board of Commissioners expressed concern about illicit drug activity and feared increased crime rates because of the upcoming legalization of marijuana.

"You might as well be opening up Fort Knox for the criminals," Breidenthal said at the time.

Medford City Councilor Clay Bearnson, who owns his own cannabis dispensary in Medford, said he thinks the Jackson County commissioners over the years have created onerous laws that have hurt his industry.

"In my opinion, Jackson County has created more hurdles than bridges to the cannabis industry," he said.

As one example, Bearnson cites the county's ban on outdoor cultivation of marijuana on land zoned rural residential. However, he said the commissioners haven't cracked down on growing fruit, vegetables and other agricultural businesses on rural residential properties.

As to Breidenthal's new venture, Bearnson said, "I wish him good luck and welcome to the business

 

 

 

Seattle Comptroller States Jordan Home Loan under the Rules of Public Employees, "Unethical"

 

 Danny Jordan has a taxpayer funded $ 649,000.00 (second home) loan.  Seattle Comptroller cited rules, regs that is unethical...yet the Commissioners allow it to go on...why ? A county government employee MAY NOT benefit personally on taxpayer monies...

 

AND THEN THERE ARE  THE FACTS AND STATS ...

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

Sheriff Corey Falls WAS  - - -  by Danny Jordan

 

 

" Outgoing Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls said he felt supported by the community and sheriff’s office employees, but was treated disrespectfully by county administrators.

After finishing two years of a four-year term, Falls will work his last day as sheriff Friday.  December 2016. He has accepted a position as director of police services and 21st century policing for the city of Gresham east of Portland.

During a Tuesday press conference, Falls said he is excited by the new position and is looking forward to moving closer to his daughter, who is in college.

But Falls also said he was treated in a demeaning way by Jackson County Administrator Danny Jordan, Senior Deputy County Administrator Harvey Bragg and Jackson County Budget Committee members Craig Morris and Dick Rudisile.

“The relationships weren’t there, and that’s tough because you need positive relationships if you’re going to continue to do your job in a professional manner,” Falls said.

Falls said he was spoken to in a demeaning manner that left him feeling embarrassed and humiliated. After a while, he said he felt his voice wasn’t being heard.

Falls said it was a difficult decision to speak out.

Jackson County Commissioner Rick Dyer said he did not want to discredit Falls’ perceptions.

An elected official who also works closely with Jordan, Dyer said he hasn’t ever felt like he was treated disrespectfully by the county administrator.

“I think Danny may not have kid gloves on all the time, and he can be blunt when he’s getting his point across,” Dyer said. “Maybe a little better bedside manner is something to work on. I’ve never felt demeaned by Danny. He can be terse. I can see why some people may perceive that as demeaning.”

After the press conference, Jackson County commissioners issued a press release saying they are saddened by Falls’ allegations and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

The press release stated Falls made a complaint regarding discrimination and harassment in December 2015.

“Upon receipt of the complaint, the County promptly hired an outside investigator to investigate the allegations in the complaint,” the press release said. “The investigation resulted in a preliminary report and conclusion that Sheriff Falls had not been discriminated against or harassed, and made some recommendations for moving forward. Prior to the completion and issuance of the investigatory report, Sheriff Falls withdrew his complaint and stated that the investigation into his allegations need not be completed.”

In the press release, commissioners said the county takes all claims of discrimination and harassment seriously and has a policy to ensure that all of its employees and officers work in a discrimination- and harassment-free environment.

Falls did not say in his press conference that he had experienced racist behavior or comments from any county officials, only that he had been treated in a demeaning manner and had been subjected to “micro-aggressions.”

Falls did say someone posted a racially charged social-media post about him. When he took his concerns to the county’s human resources department, he said he was told the department would take no action about harassment or bullying of an elected official. Falls did not name the person who posted to social media.

Falls said he has experienced occasional racism throughout his life and was not surprised by the incident. He said he was surprised by what he called the repeated demeaning treatment from county officials.

“I haven’t been talked to like I was a third-grader since I was in third grade,” Falls said, adding that the treatment was particularly surprising because he long has been a professional in law enforcement and has never been spoken to in that way.

Despite what he called a bad experience with the county administration, Falls said sheriff’s office staff members supported him as he made a variety of changes to professionalize and modernize the department.

“They haven’t agreed with everything we’ve put out there, but they have moved forward with a very professional, open-minded attitude — and it’s been awesome. Same with the community,” Falls said.

Some community members have disagreed with his decisions, but Falls said their comments were never disrespectful or disparaging.

Falls said he is deeply concerned that former Sheriff Mike Winters, whom he defeated, is one of the applicants for the interim sheriff position. Falls said selecting Winters would set the county back.

“We had to hit the reset button when I started,” Falls said.

The Board of Commissioners will begin deliberating on Falls’ replacement in January and select a person to finish his term.

Falls said he hasn’t recommended a replacement, but favors someone from within the organization who would continue moving the department forward.

Sheriff’s office employees are among the six people who applied by a Dec. 23 deadline.

Falls said after he implemented changes to the sheriff’s office, it began attracting applicants from surrounding cities who had heard about the forward-thinking moves.

Falls said he is sorry that some of those new hires may feel cheated and frustrated by his early departure.

He also apologized to the larger community for not finishing out his term.

“I need to say publicly I’m sorry it didn’t work out,” Falls said.

Some local organizations have called on commissioners to appoint a community panel to review the interim sheriff applicants and make a recommendation.

Falls said if commissioners do convene a panel, he hopes members include professionals such as a police chief and someone from the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office. He would also like to see citizen members who represent all sections of the community " "

 

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Investigate the Danny.