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Ontario leaders deliver information, answer questions at tax Town Hall

Audience members listen during a Town Hall session on Ontario's 1 percent sales tax last week at Four Rivers Cultural Center. (The Enterprise/John L. Braese).

ONTARIO – Two political campaigns for and against Ontario’s proposed 1 percent sales tax cranked up last week as local residents peppered city officials with questions at a Town Hall.

An estimated 140 people attended the event last Thursday at Four Rivers Cultural Center, conducted by the Malheur Enterprise.

Ontario Mayor Ron Verini and City Manager Adam Brown fielded questions and briefed the crowd. The meeting also featured a live Facebook feed that by late in the week had been viewed by more than 2,400.

“You know I was truly impressed with the format. The fact that there weren’t any outcries, it really was one of the most . . .