HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A note to commenters: Use a valid address

Written April 1st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

As regular readers know, I have a high tolerance level for comments about stories on this site, even when the comments show a misunderstanding or ignorance of the facts, and sometimes even when they soar so far into rhetorical heights that they leave all rational thought behind. When this happens, I try to respond to […]


Albany email dispute: Story continues

Written October 2nd, 2013 by

Tom Cordier, the citizen activist in Albany, has scored a partial victory for the public’s right to get public records, in this case email addresses. The case also raises a question about the city’s own use of those addresses. Cordier had sought to use a list of 33,800 addresses to which the city government emails its […]


A question of confidentiality, with updates

Written September 9th, 2013 by

The Albany city government has turned down a request by Tom Cordier for a list of about 27,000 email addresses to which it sends City Bridges, its monthly newsletter with stories on city programs and services. Cordier wanted the list so, as a private citizen, he could pay a company to email an appeal to […]


 
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