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Council votes down draft of portable-loo law

Written August 10th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The subject of portable toilets just won’t die as far as the Albany City Council is concerned. On Wednesday the council voted down a porta-potty ordinance, but you can bet that in one form or another the topic will come up again.


Portable toilets: Council renews the debate

Written July 27th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The portable toilet outside First Christian Church in Albany was the focus once again as the city council engaged in another round of talk about it on Wednesday.


Portable toilets: City’s survey ends today

Written May 11th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Over the weekend I rode the bike through Monteith Riverpark. The restrooom situation there reminded me that the Albany City Council is not yet done with portable toilets.


Council allows portable toilet to remain

Written March 23rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

First Christian Church in downtown Albany can keep the portable toilet it set up for homeless people in 2019, the city council decided Wednesday.


Back on council agenda: portable toilets

Written March 18th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Once again, portable toilets are on the agenda of the Albany City Council. And if the council wants to keep allowing the one that sits outside the First Christian Church downtown, it may have to change the municipal code.


Council gives church a porta-pot permit

Written November 21st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Albany City Council discussions about the portable toilet outside a downtown church are probably over — for one year, at least.


Outhouse can stay, four councilors say

Written August 29th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The First Christian Church in downtown Albany will be able to keep its outhouse for the homeless, but not without applying for a city permit.


 
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