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Albany gets an outline of budget woes

Written April 3rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s city government faces budget cuts and potential layoffs over the next two years. That, in short, was the message City Manager Peter Troedsson had for the city budget committee Tuesday.


Street repairs and money woes

Written May 19th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

[youtube video=”Zo2bKV7_doE”]   My choice this morning was between watching the Windsor Wedding on TV or reading the city of Albany’s Capital Improvement Plan for 2019-23.  The CIP won. And I learned a thing or two.


Kafka’s ghost on Belmont street

Written March 11th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

This barrier on Belmont Street in South Albany makes a handy place to lean a bike. It’s also a fine monument to how we have let ourselves become hobbled by essentially needless procedures when the federal government gets involved in construction jobs that may remotely affect fish or rare plants.


Albany issues — a chance to unload, and learn

Written November 24th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

If you are among those who grumble about the city government in Albany, a chance to talk to city officials face to face, without the formality of a public meeting, is close at hand. An open house is coming up at City Hall on Monday, Dec. 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.


Albany bonds? Now’s the time

Written July 27th, 2013 by

Albany City Manager Wes Hare makes a good case for asking voters to authorize a bond issue to help finance new fire and police stations. These projects had been on the verge of going ahead about three years ago when Albany received $18.5 million in settlement of its lawsuit over PepsiCo’s planned but not-built Gatorade factory. But the council […]


 
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