HASSO HERING

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Albany election: Off to court

Written March 13th, 2013 by

Now it’s the lawyers’ turn in Albany’s latest romp into the wilds of direct democracy. Voters approved two initiatives written by North Albany resident Tom Cordier. One says the city council will need voter approval of any future urban renewal districts. No question about that one. But the other says the city cannot incur “new […]


Albany issue: What kind of majority?

Written January 10th, 2013 by

A big question still hangs over the upcoming special election in Albany, according to the city council. But the council won’t seek to have it resolved until after the vote. As you remember, the city of Albany scheduled a special election for March 12 on two initiatives successfully sent to the voters by city resident […]


An Albany issue: What kind of majority?

Written December 21st, 2012 by

Albany faces a possible complication with a voter initiative coming up for an election in three months. The issue could be explosive, but it need not be if handled with common sense. The initiative, one of two launched by North Albany resident Tom Cordier, attempts to limit the city government’s debt to the amount that […]


 
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