Three City of Ashland employees resign within a 6 week period

ASHLAND, Ore. – The finance director for the City of Ashland is resigning. This comes shortly after the temporary city manager and the city attorney announced their resignations.

NBC5 News is told Melanie Purcell is no longer with the City of Ashland. And an Ashland City Councilor says there’s an underlying issue.

“If people want to see how [the] staff is being treated in the public forum, they can certainly go and look at those videos and see what it must be like to sit through those as city staff members,” said Councilwoman Tonya Graham.

Graham wouldn’t say what the underlining issue is. Anyone can look at council meetings on the city’s website.

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NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit comes from her hometown, Las Vegas. Katie went to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the university's political news show, where she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. In her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalism achievements by the Nevada Broadcaster's Foundation. Katie is excited to tell the stories of local Southern Oregonians and Northern Californians. Feel free to contact her at [email protected]
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