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Vale mayor tells governor of distress of restrictions on local residents

Tom Vialpando (left) Vale mayor and Katy Lamb, former city manager look through city bill ledger at the old city hall last week. Vialpando recently wrote a letter to Gov. Kate Brown describing the impact Covid restrictions have on area residents. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

VALE - Vale Mayor Tom Vialpando wants Gov. Kate Brown to know that after 14 months of on and off Covid restrictions his constituents are frustrated.

That’s why he penned a letter to Brown Tuesday that outlined the impact state Covid mandates have on small businesses and residents in Vale, including triggering mental health issues with youth.

“I basically asked her, what is the game plan? What is next? We are stuck in this limbo game waiting each week to see what level we are going to be at,” said Vialpando.

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