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Albany considers 2nd Amendment ‘sanctuary’

Written February 13th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council voted Wednesday to “look into” some kind of local legislation to protect lawful gun owners from further state-imposed restrictions that infringe on their Second Amendment right to bear arms.


A city ‘bed fee’ on assisted living?

Written August 2nd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

One of the ways that the Albany City Council might try to raise additional money is to charge assisted-living homes an extra fee beyond their city taxes. Whether this idea gets anywhere remains to be seen, but as of now it’s still on a list of nine potential new revenue sources the council has been […]


Council asked to back single-payer health plan

Written May 24th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

As if it didn’t have enough on its plate, the Albany City Council has been asked to get involved in the drive by many Democrats in Salem and Washington for single-payer health insurance. It may do so by considering a resolution on June 10.


Pump station on path worries neighbors

Written February 12th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Some Albany residents have become concerned about plans to build a sewer pump station on the Dave Clark Path near where they live in the Iron Works townhouses on Water Avenue. But the design is more than half done, and the city says changing it would cause delays and a significant increase in the cost.


Albany ADUs can be mobile homes

Written January 6th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council gets another chance this week to pass a code change to allow detached “accessory dwelling units” — essentially small second houses –on all single-family residential lots in line with a state mandate.


Date set for demolition hearing

Written September 19th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The request for permission to demolish three old houses at Fourth and Calapooia, a contentious issue, will come up for a public hearing before the Albany City Council on Oct. 10.


Speed control, the low-cost approach

Written May 21st, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Whether this works if speed control is the goal, I’m not sure. Yachats, on the central coast in Lincoln County, seems to think it’s worth a try.


 
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