>Baker City Herald | Baker County Oregon's News Leader

Baker news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow BakerCityHerald.com

Baker City Herald Newsstand

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour
View All Publications

Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow Opinion arrow Letters arrow City does need a second look


City does need a second look

To the editor:

This is in regards to the letter printed in the Baker City Herald written by Roy Coyle on April 21. The heading on the letter is: "City should take a second look." As a resident of Baker City I would have to agree with Mr. Coyle.

Most of the small businesses in downtown Baker City are operating on a slim budget, some are borderline bankrupt and some for sale. The reason is the lack of foot traffic or lack of customers. Although we enjoy Baker as a small town, it must grow or simply die. The cost of maintaining city streets, utilities, sewer, water, etc., is only climbing and the city cannot continue to raise taxes, whether property or gas, as you will simply price everyone out of town!

Wages in Baker are extremely low and do not keep up with the cost of living so many of the residents here are struggling to get by as it is.

It's time the city council takes a second look at their policy as I think if a FAIR survey was taken you might find the majority of the residents here would like to see more businesses and more jobs!

Preston Wright

Baker City


blog comments powered by Disqus
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Submit News
Editorials / Letters / Columns / Submit a letter
Outdoors / Go Magazine / Milestones / Living Well
Baker Herald
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Privacy Policy / Commenting Policy / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Videos / Local Business Links / Community Links / Weather and Road Cams / RSS Feed

Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2016 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use