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Plaza Kiosk up for Evaluation

Ashland Plaza KioskASHLAND, Ore. — The iconic Ashland plaza kiosk may soon be torn down.

The Ashland Downtown Beautification Committee will be discussing the removal at a study session scheduled for Monday night.  City council members said the removal is up for evaluation because they have received numerous complaints about the kiosk being an eye-sore in the newly renovated plaza.

However, some citizens like the kiosk. They said it serves as a community forum, letting people and visitors know about upcoming events and issues around the city.   Ashland City Councilor Carol Voisin agrees.

“This is a board for communicating, and to me, it is something that adds color and character to a downtown plaza that has become, well, kind of drab,” said Voisin.

The kiosk has been in place for the past 15 years, and was originally installed to prevent people from posting flier on light poles and other city property.

The council’s study session on Monday May 19 is closed to the public, but if you want to get your voice heard on the issue, you are urged to write or call the Ashland City Council.