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By Lou Marzeles

Mayor resigns

City proposes changes in livestock and parking ordinances


Goldendale Mayor Clint Baze surprised council members and onlookers Monday night at the conclusion of the city council meeting by announcing that Sept. 1 would be his last day in office.

“There have been changes in my life recently,” Baze said, “for me and my family. There are opportunities I can’t pass up.”

Baze did not say what he would be doing after leaving office, nor did he go into any detail about his decision to leave.

As of Sept. 2, Mayor Pro Tem Gary Hoctor will become acting mayor. Thereafter the city council may choose to appoint a mayor to fill out Baze’s term, which expires upon certification of the election this fall.

Coming near the end of the meeting, there wa...

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