3rd Hubbard City Council member resigns

Resignations come days after a KOIN 6 News investigation

The Hubbard City Hall, as seen on their city's website, October 2, 2017
The Hubbard City Hall, as seen on their city's website, October 2, 2017

HUBBARD, Ore. (KOIN) — For the second time in 4 days, a member of the Hubbard City Council resigned.

On Thursday, Mayor Thia Estes quit, saying the city has “entrenched special interests.”

Then, days later, Shannon Schmidt quit the Hubbard City Council. On Facebook, Schmidt wrote it was in protest of “the lying, the hostility and the ugly behavior that has been displayed.”

Later on Monday, a third member of the city council resigned. Bradley Williams released a statement explaining that because he is being recalled and there are allegedly enough signatures to put it on the ballot, he decided to “rip the band aid off” and resign.

The surprising developments in Hubbard came after a KOIN 6 News investigation into how the city treated the owners of a flooded property.

The Stewart family has been frustrated with the city’s lack of help with flooding from a neighboring development.