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Day: April 23, 2013

Koho falls shy on three 5-2 counts


Of the Keizertimes

Dennis Koho went 0-for-3 Monday night.

But it wasn’t for a lack of trying.

Three times during the April 15 Keizer City Council meeting, Koho tried to amend a motion. Each time, Koho’s amendment was rejected by a 5-2 vote.

“I can see how effective I’ve been at persuading people tonight,” Koho quipped prior to the third one.

Early in the meeting, councilors were presented with an ordinance to amend park regulations to allow alcohol to be served at Chalmers Jones Park – behind Keizer Civic Center – and the park at Keizer Station.

Koho questioned allowing drinking at Chalmers Jones.

“By passing this, it allows drinking on city hall property,” Koho said. “I don’t think we need it at Keizer Station park either, but I understand the importance to the community (with Iris Festival).”

Councilor Cathy Clark pointed out Chalmers Jones will soon be hosting Sunday Farmers Market; allowing alcohol could open up options for events down the road.

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