Coquille Tribe calls service agreement 'unfair'
The Coquille Tribe says it is wiling to pay its "fair share" for municipal services provided by the city of North Bend, Oregon.

For the last 15 years, the tribe has been paying the city for police, fire and sewer services. But the agreement has become "increasingly unfair," the tribe said in a statement.

The tribe said it tried to discuss the issue before the city filed a lawsuit in state court alleging breach of contract. The city is threatening to cut services unless the tribe makes a payment.

"We feel the city is attempting to enforce an agreement that is of questionable validity and that shutting off any services would be a violation of federal law and would potentially subject the City to substantial liability," the tribe said in response.

Get the Story:
Tribe: City's deal is unfair (The Coos Bay World 9/30)
Tribe says North Bend using "scare tactics" (KCBY-TV 9/29)

Related Stories:
City threatens to cut services to Coquille Tribe (9/29)
City sues Coquille Tribe over missed payments (9/24)

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