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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Fuel tax defeat: Council out of touch

Written May 15th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The crushing rejection of Albany’s local fuel tax Tuesday may be just the latest example of the majority of council members and a majority of their constituents not being on the same page.


The price of overhead charm

Written February 20th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

At the risk of seeming to be preoccupied with the pot-like lights now hanging above the middle of Second and Third avenues, I got to wondering how much this wrinkle in the $8.5 million downtown Albany streetscape project had cost.


New city trees: A question of depth

Written February 15th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

On a walk through the changing streetscape of downtown Albany, I wondered about the holes around the newly planted trees. Then I heard from someone who knows about trees, telling me that these were planted too deep. Turns out they were, and the city says the contractor will make it right.


Back-in parking on the wrong side

Written December 28th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Albany officials¬†cite¬†several benefits of the back-in diagonal parking that will be installed on three sides of the post office starting in January. They don’t mention the downside, which motorists will probably notice when they try to use the new setup.


 
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