A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Reflecting on council rooms here and there

Written October 14th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

As someone who for the past half century and more has occasionally covered city council meetings, I was interested this week in checking out the council chambers in Jacksonville in Jackson County.

Demolition cost more than expected

Written June 25th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Unforeseen complications have raised the cost of demolishing the former Wells Fargo Bank branch in downtown Albany.

East Albany Plan: It’s complicated

Written October 25th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Driving back to central Albany from east of I-5 might be more complicated in decades to come if one proposal for road system changes is carried out.

Waverly Lake gets council’s attention, briefly

Written October 14th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The sad condition of Albany’s Waverly Lake caught the attention of the mayor and city council this week, if only for a minute.

Update on Waverly Lake, and more …

Written September 6th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Well, I stopped at Waverly Lake on Tuesday evening, wondering if there had been any change in the infestation of algae or some kind of water weed.

Rats! Council hears what can and can’t be done

Written May 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Does Albany have a growing problem with rats? Not really, and if it does there’s little the city can do. That, paraphrased, was the answer the city council got when the question came up toward of the end of its meeting on Wednesday night.

Fighting poverty: Albany has a plan

Written July 4th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Independence Day is as good a time as any to consider Albany’s government-funded program to fight poverty. The city council did so last week when it adopted a five-year plan.

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