HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

‘Human relations:’ Council likes new draft

Written April 12th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council has settled on a new job description for its Human Relations Commission. But while the language is high on principles, it is short on details.


Human relations: Council puts panel ‘on hold’

Written September 21st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s Human Relations Commission appears to have crashed, brought down by disagreement on the meaning of concepts such as tolerance and respect for opposing views.


Council sticks with ‘harmony’

Written July 12th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council Wednesday night voted 4-2 against changing the ordinance authorizing the city’s Human Relations Commission. Despite nearly two hours of speeches by supporters of the change, the question of how the different words would change the volunteer commission’s work was never answered.


Albany flap: Inclusion vs. harmony

Written June 29th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Harmony evidently is not good enough as a goal, so Albany’s Human Relations Commission wants a change in its official mission to include striving for “diversity, equity and inclusion.” The city council’s response on Wednesday: “Not so fast.”


 
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