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City Council tackles masks, homeless camp

Mask mandates and homeless camps were two major topics of discussion during the Tuesday, Aug. 10, meeting of the Sweet Home City Council.

"I'm concerned about the mask mandate that's being handed down soon," said Lori Martin, a Brownsville resident who works in Sweet Home, told the council. "I would like to know if there's a way we can have a discussion about that, or a town meeting or something, to see what we can do, because the people of Sweet Home do not want this."

Mayor Greg Mahler replied that the council would host a town hall in the near future to allow citizens to speak, as well a...