HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

After closed session, here’s contract news

Written October 2nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council missed a chance last week to let people learn about the new contract between the city and the union representing most of the employees in the police department.


Seniors make requests about center

Written September 16th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

One afternoon this week, I dropped by what Albany now calls its Riverfont Community Center. I hadn’t been inside the place since just before it reopened last winter after being shut down for Covid.


Another closed session of Albany council

Written September 14th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council loves executive sessions where the public is excluded and reporters are allowed in but barred from reporting what they hear.


Council votes down draft of portable-loo law

Written August 10th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The subject of portable toilets just won’t die as far as the Albany City Council is concerned. On Wednesday the council voted down a porta-potty ordinance, but you can bet that in one form or another the topic will come up again.


Portable toilets: Council renews the debate

Written July 27th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The portable toilet outside First Christian Church in Albany was the focus once again as the city council engaged in another round of talk about it on Wednesday.


Council talk covers portables, mushroom vote

Written July 25th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Portable toilets and magic mushrooms — what a combination. Both were among the topics that occupied the Albany City Council during its Monday work session.


Polco portable potty poll: Now the results

Written June 21st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Not many people took part in an online Albany poll on portable toilets. But of those who did, a majority said yes, Albany should “allow portable toilets on private property for public use.”


 
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