OREGON CITY, Or.– Mayor Dan Holladay was called to an emergency commission meeting Sunday. Commissioners are upset for him saying Oregon City businesses should reopen. Now the commission is busy reassuring the Governor the city will not defy her stay at home order. To make matters worse, State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum sent the Mayor a letter, in it she tells him he and his city could face civil and criminal action if businesses reopen before the Governor and health officials say it’s safe to do that.
Holladay told FM News 101 KXL on April 16th he was concerned that businesses in small towns like Oregon City might not survive if they stay closed too long. it appeared to him that COVID -19 had not hit our state that hard. Mayor Holladay also expressed disappoint that a conversation among all parties never took place, instead of emails, letters and threats.