Sunday, December 6, 2020

Oregon: Ex-Oregon City Mayor's appointments on day of recall certification being examined

Some fall out from the recall of Oregon City Mayor Dan Holladay, who has appointed eight people to a city advisory board on the day his removal was certified. The council is looking into whether the appointments should stand.

Holladay lost a recall vote with over 68% voting for his removal. Holladay faced the recall over his opposition to the stay at home order to fight the coronavirus pandemic and his complaining about the protests following the killing of George Floyd. They got over 2400 signatures. They need 1828 signatures. The previous two mayors (who supported Holladay) have signed a letter calling the behavior "disturbing." The cost would be between $30,000 - $60,000.

This is the first mayoral recall to get on the ballot in Oregon City history (it is Oregon's oldest city).

Damon Mabee, who lost to Holladay in 2018, has filed to run in the March 2020 election.

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