HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Citizen gets action: A dark corner is lit

Written October 1st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

This is a story about a citizen noticing a problem, calling it to public attention, and thus launching a process that ended up getting the problem fixed.


Questioning a simple thing, and the answer

Written August 23rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

While the world seems to be headed down the drain in many complicated ways, I had a question the other day about a much simpler and straight-forward type of drain.


Street sign update: That typo is no more

Written March 16th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Last week we had a bit of fun with an accidental misspelling on the street sign at 27th Avenue and Park Terrace. Now, the typo has been fixed.


Dark corner: City working to get it lit

Written November 29th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

A question about a poorly lighted South Albany intersection, potentially dangerous to pedestrians using the crosswalk these dark winter nights, has not fallen on deaf ears at City Hall. Instead, Albany Public Works is working on a fix.


At Talking Waters, an added feature

Written May 30th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

At Albany’s Talking Water Gardens the other day, I noticed something new: Three spiffy bike racks near the entrance. Is that supposed to be a hint to bike riders to leave their wheels behind and proceed on foot?


City comes to the rescue, quickly

Written March 24th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

What’s going on in this west Albany alley is an emergency repair job. A friend who lives behind that fence on the right told me about it, and I checked it out because it’s an example of a helpful but largely unheralded program the city of Albany runs.


That was quick: Flooding fixed

Written November 18th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

You will be relieved to hear that this is likely to be the last report on the great Southwest Broadway Street flood of 2016. Why? Because once Albany officials became aware of the problem, the city jumped into action, spent some days pumping away the ponding runoff, and on Thursday was finishing work on a permanent fix.


 
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