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Council aiming to upgrade downtown


October 28, 2020

After years of watching stagnation continue in downtown Sweet Home, City Council is ready to make some serious moves to address vacant buildings and revitalize the area.

That’s the outcome of a special meeting on Oct. 20, in which councilors discussed numerous options to revitalize the town, including changes to the Commercial Exterior Improvement Program, a city ordinance requiring maintenance of buildings, a business registration, and possible business incentives.

Council members Greg Mahler, Dave Trask, Lisa Gourley, James Goble, Susan Coleman, and Diane Gerson attended the meeting, wh...

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