Commissioner: 'The county is sound'

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- At the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Monday, Douglas County Commissioner Doug Robertson addressed a packed crowd on the state of Douglas County.

He spoke about what locals can expect for the upcoming year.

Robertson says that thanks to more stable funding, the county has been able to focus on public safety issues and promoting growth. "It is important that we do everything we can to preserve and protect the livability of this county," he said.

Elected officials from Oregon are gaining more influence in the US House and Senate, something Robertson says will be an asset for Douglas County. "Senator Wyden is going to be in a much more strategic position to help with secure rural schools, county safety net payments, as we continue to thrash out the activities of management on federal forest lands," he said.

With two pieces of O&C legislation being considered at the national level, Robertson says county residents can be encouraged. "The county is sound, and we will report our progress to you as progress is made," he said.