HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Rain and the cost of compliance

Written September 26th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Barring an appeal to the Land Use Board of Appeals, Albany’s program of keeping rainwater from new developments from reaching the Willamette River will start in 2015. It will come with significant new costs, and while the program makes sense as a concept, the people paying the bill might be happier if the benefits were as […]


Albany’s prudent answer to rain

Written June 9th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Albany has plans for a program to keep storm water from polluting our waterways, and it looks to me that the city staff has taken pains to keep any additional regulatory burden to a minimum. The city’s proposed answer to impending regulations is that new land developments above a certain size will have to incorporate features […]


 
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