HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Citizen gets action: A dark corner is lit

Written October 1st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

This is a story about a citizen noticing a problem, calling it to public attention, and thus launching a process that ended up getting the problem fixed.


Residents plead for their quiet neighborhood

Written August 25th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

About 50 people are asking the Albany Planning Commission to reject changes in plans for a 120-unit apartment complex they fear would wipe out the main attraction of their neighborhood — its livability with quiet, tree-lined streets. Forty-seven residents signed a petition, and others added statements of their own, against proposed changes in plans for […]


Dark corner: City working to get it lit

Written November 29th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

A question about a poorly lighted South Albany intersection, potentially dangerous to pedestrians using the crosswalk these dark winter nights, has not fallen on deaf ears at City Hall. Instead, Albany Public Works is working on a fix.


Plan for apartments will have public hearing

Written June 17th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

While the Albany city planning staff has approved the site plan for The Banks, a 105-unit apartment complex on the Willamette River east of Bowman Park, it’s the planning commission that will decide the case after a public hearing.


On the riverfront: Stuff’s going on

Written October 11th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Things have been quiet on my waterfront beat, but there’s stuff going on, mainly including the installation of a new and improved railroad crossing at Water Avenue and Hill Street, a main entrance to the Edgewater Village development.


 
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