VIP: Conversation with Dr. Charles Hofman, Baker City mayor

| Print |  Email
Archives - August 2006
Tuesday, August 01, 2006

{safe_alt_text}

Outgoing three-term mayor of Baker City
Past president of the Oregon Medical Association

"I grew up in La Grande and was headed to L.A. after school when my wife said, 'You just put that L.A. stuff aside because we’re going to Baker City.' The best thing about living here is the lifestyle — it’s a great place to raise kids and to recreate. Everyone thinks about moving, but I’ve never given it serious thought, and I doubt that I ever will. It’s a gorgeous place to live with relatively cheap houses, so growth is inevitable. I hear hoof beats. I’ve seen and heard more interest in this community than at any time in the 25 years I’ve lived here. I just want to make sure the growth happens in a manner that’s in concert with the community — I don’t want to see strip malls off the freeway. We’re getting inquiries on a daily basis from businesses looking to relocate, and we’re winning some of those. We have a California firm that I bet my eyeteeth will be moving here soon. Do I mind they’re from California? If you come to Baker City and bring some jobs and you’re community minded, I tip my hat to you."


 

 

Photo by Bryan Bloebaum

Have an opinion? E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

More Articles

4 married couples who work together

The Latest
Thursday, January 22, 2015
IMG 0020BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

They say maintaining a healthy marriage takes work. So does running a business with your spouse.


Read more...

Convention Wisdom

February 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
BY KIM MOORE

After more than a decade of wrangling, construction on a convention center hotel in Portland is slated to start this summer. But debate over project financing continues.


Read more...

Streetfight

News
Sunday, December 07, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

On Friday, Uber switched on an app — and with one push of the button torpedoed Portland’s famed public process.


Read more...

The Carbon Calculus

February 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

Carbon pricing is gaining momentum in Oregon, sparking concern for energy-intensive businesses — but also opportunity to expand a homespun green economy.


Read more...

Will Medford Ever Be Cool?

February 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
BY DAN COOK | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

A real-estate developer and a Lithia Motors executive aim to revamp the city's forlorn downtown.


Read more...

Carbon Power

February 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

Researchers in a multitude of disciplines are searching for ways to soak up excess carbon dioxide, the compound that contributes to global warming.


Read more...

Justice for All

January-Powerbook 2015
Thursday, December 11, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

Lawger upends the typical hourly based fee model by letting clients determine the cost.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS