Oakridge City Council votes to borrow $500,000

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OAKRIDGE, Ore. (AP) — The Oakridge City Council voted Thursday night to borrow $500,000 to help pay city bills.

The council also decided not to immediately fire City Administrator Gordon Zimmerman over the financial problems.

The Register Guard reports (http://bit.ly/pNO6Rd ) the majority in the 4-3 vote on the decisions was cast by four council members targeted for recall.

The council also voted for an outside review of the city’s finances during an emotional meeting at a hot Oakridge High School auditorium. There were sporadic catcalls and burst of applause from the audience of more than 100.

Zimmerman said there is no indication of fraud or missing money.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com