HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany council starts 2021: Just one surprise

Written January 4th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

There was only one unexpected development when the Albany City Council, with three new members, held its first meeting of the year Monday afternoon. And I missed getting a picture of it.


Issues for ’21: Street hoops and food trucks

Written November 30th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Once the new Albany City Council takes office in January, two of the first issues it will face are what if anything to do about food trucks and basketball hoops in the street.


Council news: Here’s what may affect you

Written October 14th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The big news out of Wednesday’s Albany City Council meeting, in terms of its effect on residents? Not the verbal blast against Councilman Rich Kellum but the coming crackdown on people who put unrecyclable trash in their recycling carts.


Scale back the Albany riverfront project?

Written September 6th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If you’re interested in the Albany Riverfront Project, or concerned about its future cost, you might want to tune in to the city council meeting Wednesday, Sept. 9


Albany council steps into Portland unrest

Written July 22nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The virtual meeting of the Albany City Council Wednesday night was about to end without anything noteworthy taking place. But then Councilman Rich Kellum brought up the recent riots in Seattle and then Portland.


Cumberland may figure in Albany election

Written July 14th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The preservation of Albany’s former Cumberland Presbyterian Church may become an issue in the city council elections this fall. A remark by Councilman Rich Kellum last week implied as much.


Another virtual ordeal; Cumberland deal OK’d

Written July 8th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Anyone else think conducting local government meetings “virtually” has been allowed long enough? Sitting through one of these online sessions is more taxing than you might think, and there are other problems as well.


 
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