A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Flags at City Hall: Issue returns to life

Written October 11th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany may face a renewed discussion about what flags other than the traditional ones to display at City Hall.

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.

Move to hoist ‘Pride’ flag shot down

Written May 22nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Looks like there won’t be a “Pride” flag on the pole in front of Albany City Hall next month after all.

12 candidates file for Albany city offices

Written August 22nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Monday was the last day to file for elective offices in the Albany city government, and there was no last-minute rush to sign up.

Apparently lost, goose hangs at City Hall

Written January 31st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Monday was the first day in two weeks you didn’t need an appointment to do business at Albany City Hall. I doubt that’s the reason a Canada goose decided to stake out the entrance, but there it was.

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.

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