HASSO HERING

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Albany council: Expect big turnover in 2021

Written August 20th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The filing period for the Albany City Council closed on Thursday, and the three members whose terms end this year are not on the list of candidates, which means a 50 percent turnover in council membership in 2021.


Albany email dispute: Story continues

Written October 2nd, 2013 by

Tom Cordier, the citizen activist in Albany, has scored a partial victory for the public’s right to get public records, in this case email addresses. The case also raises a question about the city’s own use of those addresses. Cordier had sought to use a list of 33,800 addresses to which the city government emails its […]


Albany issue: CARA’s surplus

Written April 23rd, 2013 by

Albany city officials should no longer ignore the effect that the city’s downtown urban renewal district, CARA, has on other governmental services in Linn County. According to a breakdown presented by urban renewal manager Kate Porsche, local governments this budget year are forced to give up $2.2 million to the downtown district. In 2013-14, it’s […]


 
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