HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

In the Covid ‘freeze,’ expect no arrests

Written November 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Despite tough talk from Governor Brown, don’t expect anyone to be hauled off in handcuffs in Albany or elsewhere in Oregon for violating her new executive order for a coronavirus “freeze.”


Cycling in the city: Levels of stress

Written November 17th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

There exists, you may be astonished to learn, a regional transportation plan for the “Albany metropolitan area.” And among many other things on its hundreds of pages, it rates existing “bicycle facilities” by their “levels of stress” or LTS.


Are single-family houses over? Not yet

Written November 16th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

There’s no sign in Albany that developers are waiting for the new state housing law to kick in, the law that seeks to encourage more people to live closer together and start using the bus instead of their car.


Covid ‘freeze’ too hard on restaurants

Written November 16th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As we were having dinner at our favorite Albany restaurant Sunday night, Governor Brown’s coming two-week “freeze” was on our minds. What is it about restaurants that warrants the ban on indoor dining?


Latest Covid order: Farmers’ market unaffected

Written November 14th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

When it’s 44 degrees and raining, as it was Saturday morning, the Albany Farmers’ Market is not exactly overrun, but it’s still a good place to shop.


Albany’s ADU flap: It’s not over yet

Written November 13th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s struggles over the size of permitted “accessory dwelling units” or ADUs appeared to have ended last month, but not so fast. Now the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals may get involved.


Reminders of the summer season…

Written November 12th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

This unseasonal display caught my eye on a ride through Albany’s Bryant Park on Wednesday. The sunshine was deceptive. The temperature was in the 50s, not bad for the middle of November, but not exactly river recreation weather either.


 
HH Today: A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley
Albany Albany Carousel Albany City Council Albany council Albany downtown Albany Fire Department Albany housing Albany parks Albany Planning Commission Albany police Albany Post Office Albany Public Works Albany riverfront Albany Station Albany streets Albany traffic Albany urban renewal Andy Olson Benton County Benton County parks bicycling Bowman Park Bryant Park Calapooia River CARA City of Albany climate change coronavirus COVID-19 Cox Creek path Crocker Lane cumberland church cycling Dave Clark Path Daylight saving time downtown Albany Edgewater Village global warming gun control Highway 20 Interstate 5 Kitzhaber Linn County marijuana medical marijuana Millersburg North Albany Road North Albany Village Obama ODOT OreGo Oregon coast Oregon legislature Oregon passenger rail Pacific Power Portland & Western Republic Services Riverside Drive Santiam Canal Talking Water Gardens Tom Cordier Union Pacific urban renewal Water Avenue Willamette River


Copyright 2020. All Rights Reserved. Hasso Hering.
Website Serviced by Santiam Communications
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!