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Letter to the Editor for Nov. 17, 2017


City should look to help, not punish, people

Wyn (Lohner, Baker City Police chief), really do not know how a discussion of weed abatement at nuisance properties turned into your devious plan to take over the town. The Baker City Herald article included a long list of all the other crimes that can play into having your property shuttered. Who do you think is really going to pay? Fees/fines for those on the edge of decency will include the amount charged for three violations, payment to board the house, and $100 more per day, per offense. And when you cruise

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City should look to help, not punish, people

Wyn (Lohner, Baker City Police chief), really do not know how a discussion of weed abatement at nuisance properties turned into your devious plan to take over the town. The Baker City Herald article included a long list of all the other crimes that can play into having your property shuttered. Who do you think is really going to pay? Fees/fines for those on the edge of decency will include the amount charged for three violations, payment to board the house, and $100 more per day, per offense. And when you cruise around town, spotting properties, I wonder if you notice the majority of offenses take place in certain areas of town. Areas that could use some help.

People that could use some help.

Mae Corwin

Baker City