As busy as the crews working on Albany’s $8 million downtown “streetscape” project have been, they’re not going to get it all done this year as city officials had originally hoped.
Considering that the tax revenue from legal marijuana was an issue in last year’s local campaigns, you’d think the amount collected from local taxes would be of great and consuming interest. But this information remains hidden so far.
Part of the open countryside at the western end of Albany’s 13th Avenue has been torn up for the construction of a subdivision of 32 single-family residential lots.
The water you see rushing down the end of the Albany Santiam Canal on Friday is not, obviously, going through the turbine of Albany Hydro. The hydropower generator has been shut down since June, which is normal, but its restart this fall has been delayed.
Albany has received its first share of the state tax on recreational marijuana. It was for $185,244.86, which is a nice chunk of change, though not perhaps the giant windfall that advocates of legalizing weed had imagined.