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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Injured mayor back at council table

Written August 20th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa returned to the city council in person Monday, nearly a month after being injured in a two-car crash.


Accessory units: Mayor explains her veto

Written July 13th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa has vetoed a council-passed ordinance on accessory dwellings, hoping the members will agree on changes that she and all the councilors can support.


“Right to rest”? Wrong approach!

Written March 8th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Among the misguided bills pending in the Oregon legislature, SB 629 is just one. But it has drawn the attention of Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa because it could easily undo what the city has done to try to help homeless people get their lives together and themselves off the street.


Panel prefers UP as rail route

Written December 17th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

A committee of elected officials has decided plans for expanding passenger rail service in the Willamette Valley should make use of the existing Union Pacific mainline, but it also wants to give additional consideration to routing future trains at least partly along Interstate  5.


 
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