The city of Albany has had a “human relations commission” since 2007. Last year it blew up in discord, and now the city council is trying to write down what the newly constituted commission is supposed to do and why it exists.
A new utility fee averaging $9 a month for residences and $18 for commercial accounts would raise around $2.7 million a year toward supporting city services, the Albany City Council was told on Monday.
When it takes effect in 30 days, Albany will have a new shopping cart law. The city council unanimously passed it Wednesday night without debate, but it’s not clear what difference it will make in the number of carts being dumped and left.
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.