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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Running for Albany office: Two surprises

Written August 6th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The first two days of candidate filings for Albany City Council produced a couple of surprises. Well, at least they were surprising to me.


On ADUs, councilor argues for the aged

Written January 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

In the year he has been on the Albany City Council, Alex Johnson II has rarely been as outspoken as he was Wednesday on the size of accessory dwelling units or ADUs.


Is it twilight for downtown library?

Written July 23rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Casting about for ways to save money, the Albany City Council is talking about possibly “repurposing” the downtown Carnegie Library. What that means, apparently, is closing the library and using the building for something else.


Housing issue still divides Albany council

Written February 13th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The Oregon legislature wants more people to be clustered in existing single-family neighborhoods. But Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa says not here. So she is once again blocking a council-passed ordinance relaxing the city code on accessory dwelling units.


Newest member joins Albany council

Written January 7th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council welcomed its newest member Monday. He is Alex Johnson II, who won the 2018 election in council Ward 2A.


Water intakes detect no fuel

Written December 22nd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

None of the fuel lost in a fatal tanker truck crash on the North Santiam River has been detected at downstream water intakes, Albany City Manager Peter Troedsson told the city council Friday.


 
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