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Councilors oppose idea of policing rental interiors


September 18, 2019

Sweet Home City Councilors and the city manager told an audience last week that the city has no intention of passing an ordinance allowing the city to enter the homes of renters.

City Manager Ray Towry reiterated the message later in the week following discussions on social media, telling The New Era, “The council is not in favor of any kind of search or intrusion upon private property when it’s being inhabited.”

The discussion stems from the council’s interest in an ordinance passed by Corvallis in 2015. The council first looked at the Corvallis ordinance in 2016 but it took no ac...

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