City Council discusses the shutoff, crime and speeding

 

September 21, 2022

Benny Westcott

Josh Victor, left, owner of Sweet Home Real Estate Restorations, discusses Sweet Home's crime rate and recent break ins at his buildings during the Sept. 13 Sweet Home City Council meeting at City Hall.

The Sweet Home City Council slate was packed Tuesday, Sept. 13, with topics ranging from local crime solutions to speeding to the recent public safety power shutoffs that left much of the city in the dark.

The Sept. 9-10 outage impacted roughly 5,000 customers in the city for up to 20 hours as Pacific Power and Consumers Power Inc. sought to thwart fire danger from east winds and low humidity forecast for that weekend in the Oregon Cascades.

"I want to commend our city staff, police department and public works," Sweet Home Mayor Greg Mahler said. "They did a phenomenal job and were very p...



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