Development board slams Enterprise for ‘wrongful’ reporting

Grant Kitamura, general manager and part owner of the onion packing firm Baker & Murakami Produce Co., is president of the Malheur County Development Corp.

Greg Smith, director of the Malheur County Economic Development Department, issued this statement to the Enterprise on Friday, May 14.

The statement is in response to detailed questions sent to Smith regarding Treasure Valley Reload Center finances, including questions about missing documents and apparently conflicting public remarks.

The statement:

The Malheur County Development Corporation Board takes its fiduciary responsibilities very seriously. While we are aware of the Malheur Enterprise’s concerns, they simply are not valid. On January 18, 2021, a full and comprehensive financial audit was completed by Zwygart John & Associates CPAs, PLLC, and zero findings of concern were . . .