Based on League's basic principles and positions, the League of Women Voters of Benton and Franklin Counties can encourage local Irrigation Districts to be transparent, encourage their members to be aware of District business and participate in the election of their directors.
The League of Women Voters of Benton and Franklin Counties supports regional planning and implementation of river shore development to carry out the following objectives (in order of priority): 1) preservation of the unique natural quality of the area's river shore; 2) enhanced recreational and cultural activities; 3) contribution to the region's tax base.
League members take action on issues where we have studied the topic and have reached conclusions that are embodied in our positions. Our Action/Advocacy Committee meets monthly (see Calendar of Events). Recent activities have included advocacy for affordable housing proposals in several cities, support of extending the county healthcare plan to undocumented immigrants, and statements on the Concord Naval Weapons Station re-use plans.
This is our monthly advocacy planning meeting. Discussion may include local actions in support of positions from any level of the League, as well as updates on current priority issues such as housing, immigration, and healthcare.