Lebanon councilors hear residents' views on library book contents


June 21, 2023

Photos by Sarah Brown

RESIDENTS pack the City Council chambers at Santiam Travel Station on June 14 to voice concerns about the removal of books from the public library.

By Sarah Brown

For Lebanon Local

In a nearly four-hour meeting June 14, City Council members heard an hour and a half of public comment regarding book banning, and then addressed a dispute between the City of Lebanon and police and staff of the Lebanon Police Department.

Officer Timothy Trahan, who also serves as president of the Lebanon Police Association, read a four-page letter to the council concerning calculation errors on paychecks. In his statement, Trahan said some police employees were notified in 2020 that their paychecks were miscalculated over the span of one year, resulting in...

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