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Booted Depoe Bay councilor is back: Skip Hoitink demands apology, threatens legal action against city

Modified: Monday, Jan 27th, 2014


Residents crowded Tuesday’s Depoe Bay City Council meeting after an email was distributed urging supporters of Councilman Skip Hoitink to attend the session. The audience was treated to a vigorous debate between Hoitink and Mayor A.J. Matilla, who promised he “would not rest” until the matter of Hoitink’s qualifications to serve on the council is settled. Councilman Skip Hoitink reads a statement Tuesday requesting an apology from the Depoe Bay City Council for its earlier vote declaring the retired railroad man “unqualified” to hold office. Hoitink, who currently resides in Newport, said he wants to remain on the city council. City Council President Zeke Olsen, left, and Mayor A.J. Matilla listened intently to Skip Hoitink as the embattled councilman demanded an apology and threatened legal action. Matilla responded that the citizens of Newport or Lincoln City “would not tolerate a Depoe Bay resident serving on their city council,” calling the notion “a preposterous idea.”


DEPOE BAY — A Depoe Bay city councilor who was voted off the ruling body after he moved to another town demanded an apology and threatened legal action as he retook his seat Tuesday during a tense standoff at city hall.



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