A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

For a friendlier council layout

Written December 18th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

If they asked me, I would recommend changes in the layout of the room where the Albany City Council meets. People might appreciate it if the arrangement did not force councilors and their staff advisers to look down on the common folk below. Seems like in our system it would be more fitting if they […]

Film nudity at City Hall? Sorry, no!

Written November 2nd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

If your eyebrows shot up over nudity in a movie for which scenes were shot at Albany City Hall, you can lower them again. No such luck.

City Hall: Keeping it clean

Written September 23rd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Passersby headed for the Albany Farmers’ Market last weekend witnessed a thorough cleaning at City Hall. No symbolism was implied, intended or (as far as I’m concerned) justified.

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A furniture tip for City Hall

Written August 5th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

From someone who has attended city council meetings in Oregon for close a half a century — 47 years to be exact — here’s a free redecorating tip for the council chambers at Albany’s City Hall: Get rid of that pulpit-like contraption with room for one seat from which people are expected to address the council when […]

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