City Council Elections

Every two years the citizens of Baker City elect four Councilors; three seats are four-year terms and one seat is a two-year term. 

The City Council represents the voice of the community.  The City Council is the legislative body that governs the City of Baker, proposes bills, holds votes, and passes laws and policies to help govern the city.

If you are interested in running for City Council, please visit the election page on this website and/or contact the City Recorder at City Hall, Ste. 203 (541)-524-2033. More information is also available on the Secretary of State's website including manuals and instructions. Do not begin collecting signatures until you have contacted the City Recorder.

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Fire Department: Burn Ban

Due to the extended period of hot and dry weather and the resulting effect upon area fuel conditions, all open burning and burning in barrels in the city limits of Baker City will be prohibited beginning 12:01 AM Thursday morning, July 17, 2014.

The burn ban will remain in place until a significant change in weather and fuel conditions is present and the burn ban is CANCELLED by the Fire Chief.  For questions, please contact the Baker City Fire Department at (541) 523-3711.

EFFECTIVE AS OF 12:01 AM, JULY 17, 2014.

-Fire Chief
Jim Price

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City of Baker City Receives Grant Money to Update the Water Facility Master Plan

The Baker City Public Works Department recently determined that Baker City’s Water Facilities Master Plan was in need of an update.  

A Water Facilities Master Plan is a comprehensive evaluation of infrastructure requirements needed to meet the City’s mission of providing a safe and reliable water supply to residents of the City. The master plan includes recommendations on new pipelines, treatment plants, and storage facilities, as well as improvements to existing facilities that will be needed for years into the future.  The estimate to complete the update was $80,000, Public Works Director Michelle Owen wrote a grant to the Infrastructure Finance Authority of the State of Oregon.

Baker City was recently notified by the Infrastructure Finance Authority that a $20,000 grant was awarded to the City in order to begin the update of the Master Plan.  

Additionally Baker City was awarded a $20,000 forgivable loan by the IFA, which will also be used for the update of the Master Plan.

Baker City Manager Mike Kee commented that “obviously we are very happy that the State of Oregon feels that this project is important enough to come up with that kind of funding”.

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