City Government

Creswell councilor Medina resigns

Medina at a July city council meeting. ERIN TIERNEY/THE CHRONICLE

CRESWELL – Creswell City Councilor JoeRell Medina has resigned, calling Oregon “a totalitarian state” in a Sept. 18 letter to his council colleagues.

“My family has decided that we can no longer live in a state that attacks our children in schools and is taking our freedoms away day by day,” Medina wrote in his resignation letter. “Oregon is becoming a totalitarian state and so we must go where we can trust the school system and be free.” He did not say . . .