PENDLETON, Ore. — Gale Marshall has lobbied the Pendleton City Council for years to cancel a land lease with an Indiana transport company. But when the council had a chance to cancel it, Marshall was greeted with silence.
When Mayor John Turner asked the council if they wished to reverse the lease at a meeting Tuesday, no councilor made a motion, effectively putting a halt to Marshall’s campaign.
The crux of Marshall’s complaint is that a 12-year land lease signed by a subsidiary of Horizon Transport called Queen B Storage in 2015 is undercutting his business.
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