If you’ve sat through many Albany City Council meetings even if only as a reporter, you will appreciate an idea floated at the session Wednesday night: Increasing the efficiency of the meetings by making better use of time.
Two years ago the city of Albany went to court to block new state regulations on the discharge of stormwater, saying that the rules went beyond what the federal Clean Water Act demands and would cost city ratepayers $5-7 million over five years. Now an agreement may be at hand.
From the street, you don’t see much of the progress the builders are making on the $62 million expansion of West Albany High School. But there’s a way to get a better picture, one that’s detailed and complete: The monthly report.