Former elected official asserts dismal political atmosphere prompted departure of Ontario city manager

Ontario City Manager Adam Brown recently announced he will take a top slot in the city of Keizer. At least one former city councilor believes Brown was subtly forced to leave his post. (The Enterprise/FILE)

ONTARIO - Norm Crume isn’t exactly a novice when it comes to Ontario politics.

Crume, who owns Norm’s Auto Repair, served on the city council for more than a decade, including time as the council president.

Crume has seen controversy, challenges and triumphs as a local elected official and he thinks City Manager Adam Brown is being railroaded out of town, the target of a campaign orchestrated by Councilor Ken Hart and Mayor Riley Hill.

“They’re just making it so uncomfortable for him he feels he has to look elsewhere,” said Crume.

Last week Keizer . . .