Riley Hill, mayor of Ontario, sues his own city over $500

Ontario Mayor Riley Hill. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

ONTARIO – Riley Hill, a developer and the mayor of Ontario, has sued the city he leads in an effort to overturn a nuisance finding that resulted in a $500 penalty.

The lawsuit filed in Malheur County Circuit Court on Jan. 11 reads a bit like a political soap opera, with the mayor dealing with the city manager and police chief over his private holdings and then facing judgment by a city hearings officer who once ran against him.

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