It's been a rough August in Sisters. Smoke from wildfires as far away as Canada was already impacting the area when the Milli Fire broke out and turned into a 26,000-acre conflagration. The smoke has been terrible. The effects of the fire have kicked people out their homes for days and disrupted business during the height of the busy season. The health impacts range from irritating to downright dangerous. People's nerves have frayed. Tuesday, September 5, 2017
The Sisters City Council must follow the order of Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel and release the report on the investigation into the conduct of now-former city manager Andrew Gorayeb.
The council's concern for the confidentiality of statements made by employees is understandable and laudable. That concern does not, however, outweigh the public interest in understanding how it came to pass that the city manager resigned in the wake of an investigation that reportedly did not substantiate complaints of bullying and harassment.
(Click headline for complete story.) Friday, May 13, 2016