Advertise on HH-Today.com!

HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Police and fire issue: What is art?

Written August 27th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

What is art, exactly? It’s an old question, and it’s coming up before the Albany City Council. An Albany ordinance provides that 1 percent of the cost of new city buildings be spent on art. So what about the planned new police department and downtown fire station, which together might cost around $24 million?


Albany projects: Looking at details

Written November 18th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Will more voters be inclined to support a bond issue for Albany’s planned new police and fire stations once they’ll know exactly what they’re getting? The city council seems to think so, but whether detailed plans will help or hurt we’ll have to wait and see. Meanwhile, there are likely to be questions about at […]


Let CARA do its job: Revival

Written May 29th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

CARA, Albany’s downtown urban renewal district, will hold a public open house Wednesday (June 4) to collect suggestions on which “public infrastructure” projects it should pursue. But hanging over the agency now is the proposal to use its funding to help pay for the central fire station and expansion of the police headquarters. Tempting though that idea […]


Albany bond update: Public engagement promised

Written October 21st, 2013 by Hasso Hering

The ballots in Albany’s police and fire bond election have been in voters’ hands for days — or on their kitchen counters with the stack of bills, or wherever else people stash the mail they will deal with later. To count, ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. Nov. 5, so it’s kind of late […]


Albany bonds: Things to know

Written October 11th, 2013 by

A couple of things for Albany residents and voters to keep in mind concerning the proposed bond issue for a new police headquarters and replacing the main fire station: Approving the bond likely will not increase property taxes — at least not in the conventional meaning of the word “increase.” And the amount of the […]


Albany briefing: Police/fire bond vote coming

Written August 5th, 2013 by

For years Albany officials have planned to replace the city’s downtown fire station and the police department on Jackson Street near the Linn County Jail. City voters likely will get a chance this fall to make it possible by voting for a bond issue to raise $20.3 million. The bond proceeds would be added to […]


 
Cycle around town!
Copyright 2019. All Rights Reserved. Hasso Hering.
Website Serviced by Santiam Communications
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!