Press Release - Trial Date Set

The Baker Circuit Court has set a trial date for the lawsuit that has been filed against the City of Baker City by Richard Langrell, who is a Baker City City Councilor.  A twelve person jury trial has been set to begin on April 2, 2015 at 9:00 am.  The Court has also set a date of January 23, 2015 at 1:30 pm, in order to hear a motion that has been filed in the case.  The trial will resolve a dispute between Baker City and Richard Langrell, which resulted from the annexation of Langrell’s property into the City.  At the time of annexation the City waived their portion of the property taxes on the property however continued to charge double water and wastewater rates to the property.  In the complaint Langrell asserts that the City did not have the authority to collect the double fees.

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Oregon Employment Department Information Breach

The Oregon Employment Department was hacked recently. Over 850,000 of the nearly 2 million people who signed for the WorkSource Oregon job placement system have been identified as likely havng their private information compromised. A hotline number has been created for individuals to call to see if they were among those accounts compromised. To learn more information please contact: 1-877-643-4322. Add a comment

City is Seeking Planning Commission Volunteer

The Planning Commission currently has one vacany with the term expiring January 1, 2016.

The Planning Commission, subject to approval by the City Council, has the power and duty to advise the City Council regarding property uses, zoning, and other issues. The Planning Commission meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

The Planning Commission was created to manage issues related to land use within Baker County. The duties of the Planning Commission include developing, maintaining, implementing comprehensive plans, protecting the integrity of the community's planning process, and to foster the community's long term interests. To apply online for the Planning Commission please visit: For more information, questions, or to apply in person, please contact Luke Yeaton (541) 524-2033.

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