The City of Canby has been home to its share of controversy, much of it centering on certain City Council members.
Until very recently the council was split between three conservatives and three liberals. Now with the resignation of one of the conservative council members because of an out of state move, there is an empty seat that will be filled by someone chosen by the majority liberals on the council. This has some Canby residents very concerned that the seat may be filled by someone who does not reflect the small town values cherished by so many Canby residents.
Two of the council liberals, Chris Bangs and Sarah Spoon, have engaged in tactics considered extreme enough that Canby residents are running a recall campaign against both of them.
Bangs is a high school teacher in Canby whose acerbic comments about Christians, and anger directed at supporters of medical freedom have been key features in City Council meetings.