HASSO HERING

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Initiative update: Albany accepts four

Written August 7th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Albany City Clerk Mary Dibble has rejected two initiatives and acepted four others proposed by North Albany resident Tom Cordier. But Cordier plans to file an amended version bundling the four into one and dropping the idea that got the other two rejected. That idea was to repeal all existing franchise fees and privilege taxes […]


Albany rejects Cordier petition

Written July 30th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

If North Albany resident Tom Cordier wants to pursue his idea of having voters decide on various city fees and taxes, he’ll have to go to court or rewrite his initiative proposal after the city on Wednesday rejected his first draft.


Initiative takes aim at utility fees

Written July 23rd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Two years ago, North Albany resident Tom Cordier successfully initiated a charter amendment requiring voter approval of Albany city debt. Today he filed another initiative. This one¬†would require voter approval of city taxes or fees on utility services and cancelling all existing ones after six months if voters don’t approve.


 
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