Monday, October 26, 2020

Concerns about City Attorney | Jerry Warner

Latest articles

NWS issues freeze warning for North, Central Oregon Coast

National Weather Service Portland issued a freeze warning Sunday night for the North and Central Oregon Coasts for 1-10 a.m. Monday.

Redemption Thrift theft in Taft

Former Lincoln City Mayor Don Williams took to Facebook Saturday with a video that shows a man making off with charity funds from his Redemption Thrift store in Taft.

Enough with the COVID doom and gloom

I just this minute have had enough of the doom and gloom COVID narrative.

Homepage team behind Fox 12 wildfire coverage

Where do Portland TV stations get their breaking news? Often, it turns out, from Lincoln City Homepage!
00:04:44

Volunteers raise spirits, hope amid wildfire ashes

A spirited volunteer cleanup effort is underway in Otis as workers sift through the rubble of destroyed homes left behind by the Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire.

Dick Anderson has lots of help funding his campaign

This past Wednesday, the Lincoln City News Guard ran a huge campaign ad for Dick Anderson and three other conservative candidates.

Legislators work to address double taxation, property taxes for fire victims

Oregon legislators are working to address problematic taxation statutes victims of wildfires are facing as they try to recover and rebuild.

The best thing that has happened to Lincoln County

County Commissioner Claire Hall is the best thing that has happened to Lincoln County.

Fire victims rebuilding face double taxation from school district

A tax passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2007 is the subject of controversy as fire victims rebuilding say they are being taxed twice. 

Former Ethics Commission Chair Backs Thatcher for SOS

Although I am a registered Libertarian, I am crossing party lines and will vote for Kim Thatcher enthusiastically.

Most popular

Evacuations in effect for Lincoln City

A level 3 evacuation is in effect for all of Lincoln City from 40th street north. Level 3 means go now.

MYSTERY SOLVED! D.B. Cooper was my friend

He was the soldier who became a skyjacker, the skyjacker who became a priest, and the priest who lived and died in Depoe Bay. He was D.B. Cooper, the most famous fugitive on earth, and he was my friend.

Fire strikes historic Otis Cafe on Independence Day

North Lincoln Fire Rescue units swarmed the Otis Cafe shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday to combat a fully involved fire at the iconic restaurant.

Highway 101 hole prompts ODOT to call in geologists

Oregon Department of Transportation officials have called in geologists Thursday to take core samples of a hole on southbound Highway 101 in Otis.

Lincoln City wildfires update

Lincoln City government issued an update Thursday on wildfires north of the city, saying all evacuation orders are still in effect and residents are not allowed in the area.

An evacuated Lincoln City sits dark and intact

Lincoln City Police were active Wednesday night and were patrolling with spotlights in a town evacuated and once again without power.

A recent article stated that Lincoln City City Attorney Richard Appicello was keeping a handgun in his desk at city hall. This was extremely concerning. I put in a public records request asking whether he was given written or verbal permission to have a handgun in city hall. The response was no. The article further stated that there is a real concern because of his unpredictable temper. Can anyone with a gun permit bring a gun to city hall?

elks-lodge-Public Works Director Lila Bradley and her husband purchased the Lincoln City Elks Club for $150,000. The city attorney, Appicello, was handling a land exchange of 921 square feet of city property for 921 square feet of the Bradley’s property. The property the city owned is dedicated park property by deed restriction and has a portion of the previous Elks Club addition of a health club building on it. The property the Bradley’s own has been a public right of way for over 50 years and has no value.

Appicello had appraisals done on the two properties for land only. This totally disregarded the fact the city property had a building over it and was park property, which has a lease value. ORS 275.060 states that a land trade must be of equal value. The Lincoln City City Council approved the sale. This was a huge financial benefit to the Bradley’s.

The city attorney has a state bar complaint filed against him, with another being prepared. There may be another claim against him for his treatment of city employees.

The city council has two lawsuits currently because of his legal opinions. Over $78,000 has been spent from city funds for outside legal costs for worthless charges against the mayor.

In my opinion, the city council and city administration has lost its credibility with its citizens.

Jerry Warner

Lincoln City

- Advertisement -
Avatar
LCH Reader
The views and opinions expressed in letters to the editor are not necessarily those of Lincoln City Homepage.

RELATED ARTICLES

UPDATE: Ethics complaint filed against Lincoln City Public Works director

Lincoln City citizen Jerry Warner has filed an ethics complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission (OGEC) alleging Lincoln City Public Works Director Lila Bradley violated ORS 244.040 by using her position to gain financial benefit and to influence city administration.

1 COMMENT

  1. Are there places I can’t carry my handgun concealed?
    Yes. There are several locations in which you cannot carry a firearm, even with a concealed handgun license, including:
    Any federal facility — federal courthouses, social security offices, secured areas of airports, airplanes.
    Posted private property where the owner prohibits firearms possession, and others.
    Many private businesses have conditions regarding the possession of firearms on their premises. If you violate these conditions you could, under certain circumstances, be subject to arrest under Oregon trespass laws, in which case, if convicted, your concealed handgun license would be seized and/or revoked.
    National parks marked or posted with signs prohibiting all firearms.
    Indian reservations or property — you may not carry a firearm concealed without the written permission of the tribal judge; this may also apply to certain casinos on tribal lands.
    Courts — in a courtroom, jury room, judge’s chambers, or adjacent areas that the presiding judge determines should be free of firearms to ensure the safety of litigants, court personnel, witnesses, and others.

    Is the City hall posted against firearms? If not anyone can. As an officer of the court, he might be allowed anyway just like the police. The reason LC can never have nice things is that you guys are always fighting over minutiae. Its a parking lot share it. It allows a new business to operate in the city. Or is a large vacant building going to improve your city? How many empty storefronts Have you got along 101? With 7 miles of oceanfront and the good weather of LC, there should never be one. Start working together and grow.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisements -

Trending

Redemption Thrift theft in Taft

Former Lincoln City Mayor Don Williams took to Facebook Saturday with a video that shows a man making off with charity funds from his Redemption Thrift store in Taft.
00:04:44

Volunteers raise spirits, hope amid wildfire ashes

A spirited volunteer cleanup effort is underway in Otis as workers sift through the rubble of destroyed homes left behind by the Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire.

Enough with the COVID doom and gloom

I just this minute have had enough of the doom and gloom COVID narrative.

Homepage team behind Fox 12 wildfire coverage

Where do Portland TV stations get their breaking news? Often, it turns out, from Lincoln City Homepage!

Dick Anderson has lots of help funding his campaign

This past Wednesday, the Lincoln City News Guard ran a huge campaign ad for Dick Anderson and three other conservative candidates.

MYSTERY SOLVED! D.B. Cooper was my friend

He was the soldier who became a skyjacker, the skyjacker who became a priest, and the priest who lived and died in Depoe Bay. He was D.B. Cooper, the most famous fugitive on earth, and he was my friend.

NWS issues freeze warning for North, Central Oregon Coast

National Weather Service Portland issued a freeze warning Sunday night for the North and Central Oregon Coasts for 1-10 a.m. Monday.

Former Ethics Commission Chair Backs Thatcher for SOS

Although I am a registered Libertarian, I am crossing party lines and will vote for Kim Thatcher enthusiastically.

The best thing that has happened to Lincoln County

County Commissioner Claire Hall is the best thing that has happened to Lincoln County.