HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Police and fire issue: What is art?

Written August 27th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

What is art, exactly? It’s an old question, and it’s coming up before the Albany City Council. An Albany ordinance provides that 1 percent of the cost of new city buildings be spent on art. So what about the planned new police department and downtown fire station, which together might cost around $24 million?


A win for Albany, but a slim one

Written May 19th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Seriously? A mere 53 percent affirmative vote? If that holds up, it’s more than enough to pass the bond issue for a new Albany police headquarters and downtown fire station. But considering the enormous amount of work that went into this proposal, one might have wished for a greater majority of supporting votes. According to […]


Police and fire stations: Another step

Written December 11th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Next time, the Albany City Council can probably count on at least three more votes than it got the last time for a bond issue for a new police headquarters and downtown fire station. But it is hoping for a lot more than that.


Albany projects: Looking at details

Written November 18th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Will more voters be inclined to support a bond issue for Albany’s planned new police and fire stations once they’ll know exactly what they’re getting? The city council seems to think so, but whether detailed plans will help or hurt we’ll have to wait and see. Meanwhile, there are likely to be questions about at […]


 
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