Posts written by Hasso Hering

Council: No roundabout on Gibson

Reversing a decision it made a year ago, the Albany City Council now says it does not want a full roundabout at the junction of Gibson Hill Road and Crocker Lane in North Albany.




Weekly yard debris? Not in Albany

For the second time, the Albany City Council has rejected Republic Services’ proposal to collect yard debris weekly instead of every other week. The council majority didn’t think it was right to impose extra expense on people who don’t need the more frequent service, especially… Continue reading




A tribute: Why we have bike lanes

Albany has a pretty good network of bike lanes and trails, and a 1971 law known as the Oregon Bike Bill is the main reason why. So here’s my periodic tribute to the legacy of the late Donald L. Stathos, the Republican legislator from Jackson County who… Continue reading




Bowers Rock: County is trying

Sunshine and dry weather meant it was time for my annual visit to Bowers Rock State Park. The park is a good place to see natural open space along the Willamette River. And it’s still hard to get to because there’s no easy place to park and the only access road… Continue reading




NA zoning case goes to council

The Albany City Council faces a tough choice next week in the appeal of a controversial zoning proposal. A developer from Portland wants property in North Albany to be rezoned for a housing project, and neighbors have vehemently objected. The council has to take one side or the… Continue reading




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