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News Articles & Community Posts about Albany Bulb

These recent news articles and community blog and board posts provide much information about the controversies surrounding Albany Bulb.

One of the sculptures at Albany Bulb by Osha Neumann and Jason DeAntonis. Photo credit: Charles Burress, Aug. 21, 2013
One of the sculptures at Albany Bulb by Osha Neumann and Jason DeAntonis. Photo credit: Charles Burress, Aug. 21, 2013
Controversy over the people living in makeshift shelters on the city-owned Albany Bulb has generated significant community interest, debate and protests, as well as many news articles and community blog and board posts on Albany Patch. Below are recent ones:

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Andrew O December 05, 2013 at 01:51 PM
We have become a nation of whiners who would rather sit on they're ass all day and complain about what hasn't been given to them then set a goal and work hard to achieve said goal. Steve, Albany is a residential community that lies next to a large city. Everyone who lives in Albany commutes somewhere else to work. Everyone that works in Albany commutes from where they live. That's not a reality unique to Albany. It's one that all people that live in urban areas have to deal with. Your argument carries no weight because Albany is not the epicenter of the metropolitan region. It's a small community in close proximity to one.
Mr Eous December 05, 2013 at 06:55 PM
"To the extent possible, people must live where they work." Steve, you might just as well suggest we all go back to farming and building windmills. Why don't you try playing SimCity? I think you'll like it.
christopher papazoglow December 05, 2013 at 08:02 PM
I used to do housesitting for the holidays for someone in the Berkeley flats, whose neighbor had a functioning windmill. You know, the kind with lots of blades. I'd venture to guess that worked out better for them than paying PG&E ( or EBMUD ) for all their electricity. Better for the environment that we ALL share, too. Including that, since all those blades made for good visibility to the birds, they had far less of them flying into the blades than with those "wind farm" types.
Dave December 05, 2013 at 09:04 PM
Steve, Are you a building developer? You sure seem to think the answer to Albany's problems is build, build, build.
montymarket December 10, 2013 at 12:29 PM
Re: lower cost housing, one should not forget the substantial number of "low income" students living in University Village. Obviously, married student housing does not fulfill the requirement; however, it's still a substantial percentage of our little city, and, it goes without saying, adds a lot of diversity and brings other positives to our burg.

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