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Albany ballot questions answered

Written March 6th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

So why exactly is the forthcoming Albany bond-issue ballot measure written in the form of a city charter amendment rather than simply as a question on the bond borrowing itself? I think I know the answer, and it comes from the wording of the charter section on debt the voters approved in 2013.


Albany projects: Details galore!

Written February 26th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Albany voters now have a chance to get all the specifics they might want on the proposed new police headquarters and main fire station, the objects of a bond election set for May 19.


Tom Cordier challenges ballot title

Written February 23rd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Tom Cordier, a member of the citizens committee that recommended a bond issue to build a new Albany police headquarters and main fire station, has gone to court and challenged the ballot title for the measure. He contends that the ballot question is neither as concise nor as fair as the state law requires.


 
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