A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Cities face new mandate on river trash

Written April 21st, 2024 by Hasso Hering

As if cities like Albany don’t have enough to do, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is proposing to list sections of the Willamette River as “impaired” by trash. This will trigger new regulations under the federal Clean Water Act, and cities likely will bear the brunt of a new mandate.

What you see on the Perwinkle Bikepath

Written July 30th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

One of my bike routes through Albany takes me along the Perwinkle Bikepath, and on it you can see different kind of sights, from wildlife to trash.

Preparing Albany’s camp site for homeless

Written June 14th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

A bike ride Wednesday took me past the vacant lot at 503 Ninth Ave. S.E., where the city of Albany plans to have homeless people camp if they can’t or won’t go to a shelter.

City’s homeless camp: Put it where?

Written May 26th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s new city law authorizing officially permitted homeless camps passed the city council withhout opposition this week with one big question unanswered.

Albany working on proposal for tent cities

Written April 4th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Hoping to prevent or at least to reduce illegal camping by the homeless, Albany city officials are working on a proposal to authorize temporary encampments in certain places such as church parking lots.

Oregon bill on housing and homeless falls short

Written March 11th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Leaders in the Oregon legislature say they want to encourage more housing to be built and to reduce the number of homeless people. That’s what they say, but their legislation does nothing to achieve that goal.

Good job: Cox Creek trash dump cleaned up

Written August 13th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Before any more time time goes by, I would like to acknowledge the good job of cleaning up the bank of Cox Creek between the railroad tracks and Salem Avenue in Albany.

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