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    Birmingham real winner in I-20/59 decision

    December 6th, 2016
    Will French
    Will French

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blog was written by Will French as response to Heavy handed tactics lead to regrettable I-20/59 decision.

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    I am relieved by Judge Ott’s recent ruling in favor of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) regarding the rebuilding of I-20/59. I am excited that the ruling will allow the project to go forward, and I think the people of Birmingham are the real winners here. Not losers.

    Is it a perfect project? Of course not. Will it solve all problems with the current road? No. Is it the ultimate solution? Again, no. But will it be a substantial improvement over what we have now? Absolutely, emphatically, YES! Here’s what will be better: Read the rest of this entry “

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    Heavy handed tactics lead to regrettable I-20/59 decision

    November 28th, 2016
    Temple Tutwiler & Dixon Brooke
    Temple Tutwiler & Dixon Brooke

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.

    Today’s guest bloggers are Temple Tutwiler, III and Dixon Brooke.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    We are disappointed in Judge Ott’s recent ruling in favor of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) regarding the rebuilding of I20/59.

    While the plaintiffs lose this round, it’s the citizens of Birmingham who are the true losers.  It is a sad day for our community to have such a huge missed opportunity to make our community better for everyone.  Read the rest of this entry “

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    Birmingham suffering from a leadership crisis

    November 21st, 2016
    Andrew Edwards
    Andrew Edwards

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blogger is Andrew Edwards.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    Many people were unnerved when the Birmingham Board of Education fired Superintendent Kelley Castlin-Gacutan.  Others were shaken last year when the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority essentially pushed out well-respected Ann August, its Executive Director.

    There are deep leadership problems in play in our Birmingham area. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Is Irondale gouging us?

    November 15th, 2016
    City of Irondale Municipal Complex
    City of Irondale Municipal Complex

    I may be sorry I wrote this column.

    Any time I write a piece that might be perceived as negative to Irondale, I’m attacked by unhappy Irondale citizens. (I respect their pride and loyalty)

    However, in this particular case, I don’t know if Irondale is the devil or an angel. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Birmingham: Silicon Valley ‘eat’ your heart out

    November 9th, 2016
    Joshua Jones
    Joshua Jones, Managing Partner, StrategyWise, Birmingham’s fastest growing company

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blogger is Joshua Jones.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    I’ve considered myself lucky to have spent most of my life traversing different cities, countries and cultures.

    As a teenager, I started and sold a series of companies while exploring and working in Latin America. Later, my wife and I moved with our children to Japan, where I worked for a non-profit organization as their Asia Director. Read the rest of this entry “

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    How Trussville mucked up Birmingham’s future

    November 1st, 2016
    Veterans Memorial in Trussville
    Veterans Memorial in Trussville

    Okay, I should have titled this column, “How Trussville, Adamsville, Hueytown, and Pleasant Grove mucked up Birmingham’s future.”

    I’m repeatedly surprised by the animosity between our suburbs and the City of Birmingham.

    The lack of trust between our City and its suburbs continually plays havoc with our progress. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Homewood kicked to the curb for trying to do the right thing

    October 26th, 2016
    Peter Wright, President Pro Tem Homewood City Council
    Peter Wright, President Pro Tem Homewood City Council

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blog was written by Peter Wright as response to “Sometimes you have to laugh at Homewood.

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    Thanks for all you do for the City of Birmingham, but as a member of Homewood City Council, I have to respond to your most recent article about “laughing” at “dumb” ‘ol Homewood for looking at a bus service of its own. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Sometimes you have to laugh at Homewood

    October 18th, 2016

    Birmingham busWhen I first saw the headline, my instinct was to laugh.

    But after a few seconds I began to weep uncontrollably.

    We and our Birmingham suburbs are sometimes so dumb you might think we all graduated from “Dumb School.”

    While progressive southern cities make big-picture transformative decisions, we scurry back into our municipal silos and think small.

    Here’s the headline… Read the rest of this entry “

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    Birmingham parent: How to save our children and our schools

    October 12th, 2016
    Tae Alexander
    Tae Alexander

    ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.

    Today’s guest blogger is Tae Alexander.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

    I’ve not been to space, nor have I solved the pressing issues of our today. It would be great to discover a simple cure for that which physically ails and handicap some of those dearest to us. I am simply a random 30 something, wife, mother, daughter, and friend.

    I’m a product of school systems throughout western Birmingham, Al and surrounding areas. Read the rest of this entry “

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    What’s wrong with Birmingham School Board and City Council?

    October 4th, 2016
    Members of the Birmingham City Schools Board of Education
    Members of the Birmingham City Schools Board of Education

    Oh no!  It’s happened again.

    Birmingham City Schools lost another superintendent.

    Kelley Castlin-Gacutan was fired after 16 months—the 8th superintendent in 17 years.

    How can one school board after another continue to make such bad hiring and/or firing decisions?

    Read the rest of this entry “

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