Jayson Jacoby
The Baker City Herald

By Pat Caldwell


At first glance the agenda for the Baker City Council Tuesday boasted all the ingredients of a lengthy session, but councilors tackled their work with alacrity and quickly moved through 11 items.

The Council selected five volunteers - Corrine Vegter, Brian Vegter, Ann Mehaffy, Terri Axness and Derek Hosler - to serve on the newly-formed Public Arts Commission, and assigned Councilor Dennis Dorrah and City Manager Mike Kee as city representatives to the new board.

The Council then approved - on its third and final reading - Ordinance 3333. This ordinances is a mandate to create a moratorium - not a ban - on medical marijuana dispensaries.