Oakridge City Manager Resigns

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The Oakridge city council Thursday night accepted the resignation of city manager Gordon Zimmerman.  His resignation is effective immediately. The vote to allow Zimmerman to resign followed one that called for him to be terminated with cause.  It was clear from the mood in city hall chambers that residents favored the man’s … Continue reading »

Oakridge to Get More Answers to City’s Financial Mess

OAKRIDGE, Ore. —  Where did the money go? After six months of anticipation, Oakridge residents will get some answers to the city’s financial mistakes tonight. A forensic accountant from Acuity Group PLLC, based in Vancouver, Washington, will present her findings. This all stems from Oakridge City Manager Gordon Zimmerman’s announcement this summer that he couldn’t … Continue reading »

Zimmerman Narrowly Misses Termination

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The Oakridge city manager narrowly escaped losing his job Thursday night. The city council voted 4-3 not to terminate Gordon Zimmerman. While that would seem to be a relief to Zimmerman, he actually told the council if they didn’t terminate him, he would eventually resign. The main issue is the $420,000 shortfall in … Continue reading »

Oakridge Residents React to Recall Councilors

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — Oakridge residents say they’ve gathered enough signatures to call for an election to oust city council members. Hundreds of citizens want the Oakridge City Council to be held responsible for the disappearance of $450,000 tax payer dollars. City Administrator Gordon Zimmerman and the council still don’t have any answers on where the … Continue reading »

City Administrator’s Past Performance Questioned

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — Reports of $420,000 somehow going missing from the city of Oakridge bank account made residents furious last week. “It just don’t make sense,” said one resident. “We just think we’ve misallocated it. It’s in someone’s accounting record somewhere,” said Gordon Zimmerman, Oakridge City Administrator. But for Zimmerman, this scenario has an all-too-familiar … Continue reading »