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By Lou Marzeles

Mayor gives detail on what he calls trail of city council hypocrisy


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MIGHT HAVE BEEN: Where Darland and Railroad Avenue converge is home to Goldendale City-owned buildings. One of them was under active consideration about a year ago to house a marijuana grow operation.

Goldendale Mayor Clinton Baze says the Goldendale city council is trying to convict him in a court of public opinion of "crimes" the council itself committed.

At the city council meeting on Dec. 1, the council voted four to three to pass a resolution of no confidence in the mayor. The stated reason was the mayor's failure to prevent a marijuana retail store from opening in Goldendale.

Baze contends last week's vote is hypocrisy because the council itself was ready to allow a marijuana business to open in the city almost a year ago.

Back then, Baze states, "We went into executive session, and we told the council we had someone who was interested in one of the [city] buildings. Larry [Bella...

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