Business & economy, Local government

Smith erupts during question-and-answer session at rail center meeting

NYSSA – Greg Smith, the director of the county economic development department, became so agitated during a question-and-answer session at a meeting last week a Malheur County Commissioner felt compelled to step in to end the exchange.

Smith erupted as Malheur Enterprise Editor and Publisher Les Zaitz began to ask Smith specific questions regarding funding during a public meeting of the board that oversees the $31 million rail reload facility north of Nyssa.

After answering several questions from Zaitz, Smith erupted and began to shout as he called Zaitz a “narcissist “and “harasser.” He shoved documents and other papers . . .