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By Lou Marzeles

Chamber, council in heated discussion


In an unusually heated Goldendale City Council meeting Monday night, Chamber of Commerce president Tom Ireland told Mayor Clint Baze and the council that the Chamber had been “verbally attacked” by the mayor in a prior meeting.

“I had an appointment with the city administrator on July 16,” Ireland told the council. “Larry and I usually meet several times during the year to talk about various projects and things that are going on between the Chamber and the city. Our purpose was mostly to discuss plans for the bluegrass festival. Instead of having our meeting, we went into the mayor’s office, at which time the Chamber was verbally attacked with denigrating remarks by Mayor Baze...

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Reader Comments

brown313 writes:

I think Mayor Clint Baze has a problem. He is not conducting himself as a representative of this town. The Chamber has done nothing but 'good' for our community. I always think of the Chamber and the City of Goldendale as one-in-the-same. We know their tied together. Mayor Baze wants the credit, but the Chamber does the work. I think if he wanted the Citys' name as a sponsor, the Mayor could have asked like a gentleman instead of feeding the chamber a bucket of diatribe the second they walked in his office. I have a question for the Mayor. Was this your idea of change when you were elected? How about working on bringing in new business with jobs? -The World According to Ray


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