A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany council to consider a flag policy

Written June 10th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials have worked up a policy on displaying flags, a policy that allows for the gay-pride flag the city council voted to display for the month of June.

Flags at Albany City Hall: Taking a look

Written June 2nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

An evening bike ride took me past Albany City Hall on Thursday, June 1, and I saw the results of action the city council took on May 24 in the matter of flags on display.

New Albany council starts a fresh year

Written January 4th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

With three new members, the Albany City Council held its first meeting of 2023 on Wednesday night. It was a ceremonial affair, and if you weren’t there and want to see how it went, you should look it up on YouTube.

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City vacates street to help Helping Hands

Written August 24th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Three members of the Albany City Council plus the mayor Wednesday pushed through a move to vacate or abandon a short section of Jefferson Street, an action the Helping Hands homeless shelter needs to expand.

City gets one offer for ex-Cumberland lot

Written May 13th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Envision a little pocket park at this corner, with parking spaces behind it and three or four businesses in what now is the warehouse at the back.

Impact fees and the price of new houses

Written December 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

You know what’s kind of fun now and then? It’s to ride your bike on a network of brand new, freshly paved suburban streets before there’s any traffic because the houses have yet to be built.

Albany council leaves viewers in the dark

Written December 1st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Like a mystery novel that ends each chapter with a cliffhanger, the Albany City Council on Wednesday night left its audience hanging and wanting to know more.

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