Cascade Locks City Council voted in favor of a proposed Nestle bottled water facility.
City officials say the company would bring 50 jobs to a community that has been economically depressed for decades.
“It’s just a step that says ‘we are in favor of local control,’” said Gordon Zimmerman, the city administrator. “We don’t want the county to tell us what we can do. We don’t want environmentalists coming in from Portland trying to influence what should be a local decision on a local resource.”
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