HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

City takes title of CARA project

Written October 15th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Years ago Albany’s urban renewal program agreed to help prospective developers turn a former union headquarters downtown into apartments. The goal of four remodeled apartments was achieved, but city loans were not repaid, and as a result the city now owns what everybody still calls the Labor Temple at 222 Third Ave. S.E.


Pot: Council to get list of options

Written October 14th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Rather than tumble from one marijuana discussion into the next, as it has been doing, the Albany City Council has decided to get organized on the issue. The council Wednesday agreed with a suggestion by City Attorney Jim Delapoer and Assistant City Attorney Sean Kidd.


Pot in Albany: Sales ban possible

Written August 10th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

If the Albany City Council wants once again to wade into the thicket of marijuana regulation, it can do so under Oregon laws passed this year. Among other things it could ban the sale of recreational marijuana, but the ban would have to be submitted to the voters in the 2016 general election.


 
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