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Brian Shaw was elected to serve as a commissioner for Oregon City from 2015-18.

Let us heal, Mayor Holladay.

Brian ShawElected in 2014, I had the privilege to serve four years on the Oregon City City Commission alongside Dan Holladay. I pride myself in that commission's professionalism and accomplishments.

We had to deal with a couple of major issues, having to relocate 48 families during Christmas from a evolving landslide, or having to terminate our relationship with a city manager. Mayor Holladay performed admirably during these events.

In recent weeks though, the mayor's behavior has put his fellow commissioners, the city manager, the chief of police and this city's image in jeopardy. There seems to be a trend where, even though we seem to see some of the same behavior in Washington DC, we can do something to curtail this on a local level.

Dan, I am asking you on a personal level to resign. This commission needs to heal. The staff needs to heal. The cities image needs to heal. And this would also allow you to heal. You were here when we recalled a commissioner. You saw how dysfunctional a city can become during a recall.

Let this city concentrate on opening up and saving our award-winning Main Street and all our businesses. Let us keep the momentum of the Riverwalk, Beavercreek industrial park and our new Public Safety Building and not have the distraction of a recall election.

Thank you, Dan, for your time spent as mayor. But it's time for a change.

Brian Shaw served as a commissioner for Oregon City from 2015-18.


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