Residents ask commissioners to drop lawsuit with LUBA

Josephine County, Ore. – At tonight’s budget meeting, Josephine County commissioners addressed public comment about a decision in the lawsuit with the state Land Use Board of Appeals, or LUBA.

The suit was brought after Josephine County passed an ordinance to regulate marijuana grows. LUBA ruled the county had failed to notify residents appropriately.

At tonight’s meeting, residents asked commissioners to drop the lawsuit completely. But, commissioners say they have no plans to do so anytime soon.

“It’s a lawsuit, and they have to run their course. Lawsuits are done everyday and we filed one,” County Commissioner, Dan DeYoung said.

At this point, county commissioners have no specific plans on how to proceed, but say they will meet soon to figure out how to move forward.

Devin Gooden graduated from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism.

She has spent most of her life in Atlanta, Georgia and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Business Management.

When she’s not reporting, Devin practices yoga, reads thriller novels and loudly cheers for her beloved Georgia Bulldawgs.

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