911 director fired, even as handling of situation is criticized

Deschutes County 911 officials voted to fire the dispatch center’s director Tuesday, but several used the occasion to raise concerns about the process leading to the vote.

Officials said their decision was based on 911 Director Becky McDonald allegedly lying to them about her romantic relationship with a 911 dispatcher’s husband and that she could no longer lead the district. See my story here.

Critics decry path to possible resort

A recent vote by the Deschutes County Planning Commission could help Commissioner Keith Cyrus finally turn his subdivision into a resort, an action that is raising questions about whether Cyrus is using his position to advocate for his family’s development interests. See my story here.