Vale’s old city hall is filling with new tenants

Tom Vialpando (left) Vale mayor and Katy Lamb, interim city manager, look through city bill ledger at the old city hall last week. A plan by the city to rent out space in the old building is paying off as Elkhorn Public Defenders signed an agreement to rent two vacant offices. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

VALE – The old Vale City Hall isn’t empty and that is good for city officials.

Elkhorn Public Defenders, a Canyon City law firm, and the city inked an agreement Feb. 1 for the organization to rent two offices in the old city hall.

Elkhorn Public Defenders will join Malheur County as tenants in the new building. The Malheur County District Attorney’s Office uses the former city council chambers for grand jury sessions.

The city also continues to donate . . .