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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany rain tax: Ready to start

Written February 24th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

In case you lost track of the coming Albany rain tax, here’s a reminder: It takes effect March 1 and will start showing up on the city’s combined water and sewer bills next month.


Rain tax sidelight: A little mystery?

Written September 5th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The campaign to prepare Albany ratepayers for a rain tax continues. I was reminded of the city’s plan for a “storm water utility” on Monday when I passed a storm drain from which flowed a thin but steady stream. The mystery: Where was that water coming from since it’s been days since we’ve had not a “storm” but a few […]


 
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