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Judge Grasty Shuts Down MORE Rights in Burns

Everyone who gets a ticket will need to show picture I.D. and residency will be verified.

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Judge Steve Grasty

 Judge Grasty Shuts Down MORE Rights in Burns

Harney County Community Meeting Change in Venue and Format for January 25

Burns – Harney County Judge Steve Grasty announced a change in venue and format for the weekly Harney County community meeting scheduled for Monday, January 25. “We started the weekly community meeting so that Harney County residents would have an opportunity to ask questions and voice their concerns in a safe and civil manner,” said Judge Grasty.

The meeting last week did not fulfill that purpose.”

Harney County has been notified by the school district that school facilities will no longer be available for these community meetings due to the number of firearms that were present, in violation of school district policy.

The meeting on January 25 will be held at the Harney County Senior Center at 5:00 p.m. Doors will open at 4:30.

The Senior Center also has a “no firearm” policy that will be strictly enforced.

Please arrive early in order to get through security in a timely manner.
The format for this meeting will also be special. “Residents of Harney County have been given a unique opportunity to be heard statewide,” said Judge Grasty, explaining that Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud public affairs program will moderate and record the meeting on Monday. The host of Think Out Loud, Dave Miller, will ask questions of those in attendance.

This episode of Think Out Loud will air on Tuesday, January 26. “I can’t think of a better way to give Oregon a taste of the real Harney County,” continued Grasty.

Due to space limitations at the Senior Center and the unique format, entrance to this meeting will be limited only to those Harney County residents who have a ticket.

Tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. Monday morning. Here is what you need to know:

• Pick up tickets at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk’s Office,
on Monday starting at 10 a.m. or by calling 541-573-6641starting at 10a.m.

• Tickets will be released on a first-come, first-served basis.

• Everyone who gets a ticket will need to show picture I.D. and residency will be verified.

• Picture I.D. will also be required to enter the Senior Center with your ticket.

• Each person may pick up only two tickets.

• There will be 150 tickets available. Thirty tickets have been set aside for invited guests. Any of those tickets that are unused will be available for others to use.

• Anyone who is not able to get a ticket for this meeting, will be wait-listed for this meeting and put at the front of the list for future meetings, should it be necessary to continue with this ticketing format.

Any questions related to ticket distribution should be directed to 541-573-6641

January 22, 2016

14 Comments on Judge Grasty Shuts Down MORE Rights in Burns

  1. This is an underhanded trick designed to control the agenda of the meeting by setting the rules to exclude the opposition, an age old progressive tactic. Putting peaceful people through security reeks of government heavy handed tactics. He is restricting the attendees to those who favor the government’s side of the issue, using gun control, the number allowed in the space provided, and residency. He guarantee’s support for his position by holding 30 tickets for those hand picked individuals who side with the government. My suggestion would be to hold a parallel meeting for those with a moral compass who can see the fault in attending Grasty’s meeting. He is dividing his community even further with this change of tactics, making fools of his constituents. This meeting should be boycotted out of principal with attention being focused on a parallel meeting, or at the very least a protest at the door of Grasty’s meeting, it would defeat his supposed purpose of a meeting at all, which is to voice all opinions in an unbiased format. As I understand it they have a building at the fairgrounds that is large enough to accommodate more than 150, and if the building is to small hold it outdoors, it is that important for all to be heard.

    • My estimate at the KrisAnne Hall meeting was 300+ and room to set up another couple of rows of chairs if they had been available (many people stood). You are right, hold it at the Fairgrounds.

    • Grasty holds six positions in that county..with many conflicts. they are…Harney County Judge, he is the county Health Adminstrator, which gives him access to everyones medical records, County Commissioner, Chief Budget Officer and CEO, Grasty also oversees the County’s landfills

      • Nasty-Grasty seems to be one busy little communist dictator with all these positions. As such Grasty has earned the right to have all the county dumps named after him.

  2. Tomorrow judge Grasty should sit down and watch the movie Battle of Athens… its a little story about Athens TN in 1946…true story…

  3. “The County Court is an administrative body with duties directly related to the County’s government. The Court is made up of three [b]elected officials[/b] (County Judge and two County Commissioners) and provides direction and guidance for the County in policy and rules.”

    The above is taken directly from the County website. All three including Steven Grasty are ELECTED officials and should be recalled at least or voted out. Conservatives do not seem to want confrontation through the voting process but they would rather just complain. Get out the vote and remove him from office. Install the representatives who will work for you. Yes it takes effort but it is the only way we can address people like Grasty. Fire him!

  4. You Know. I was thinking that with Grasty holding all of these County positions of authority ( spanning executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government )that he MAY be upset with these pesky Patriots bringing attention to his little Kingdom and might somehow shine some light on some not-so-legal activities occurring within his regime. Maybe the FBI should be looking into some of the activities and shenanigans that may be occurring within this county’s operations.

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