Have you ever wondered why Albany has never built a dog park, what's the deal with the cross on public land on top of Albany Hill, or why the city's centennial banners are still hanging all along the avenues years after the event?
Well, so have we and we're going to do something about it. But we can't do it without your help!
You Ask, Albany Patch Answers is a weekly column for locals curious about community problems or issues. Everything from speeding car hotspots to park safety after dark (should I really let my tween hang at Terrace Park on Friday nights?) to what it takes for a small mom & pop business on San Pablo or Solano to thrive, versus tank, as many seem to do.
Why has Albany cut back to one street sweep per month when it used to clean every other week? Why, 20 years ago, did it cost citizens $50 to process something with city planners, and now it costs thousands? Why did Albany used to pay for fixing sidewalks, but now the homeowner pays? Why? WHY?! WHY?!?!
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