I was dumbfounded when I saw the results.
The Birmingham Business Journal ran a poll the week of February 29, 2012.
Readers were asked, “Would you be in favor of a unified metro area government for Birmingham?”
The response was more than two to one in favor.
I’m not sure 9%
545 votes cast
The BBJ clearly discloses that this survey is not a scientific sampling.
But it does show broad based support from the BBJ’s business readers.
Who knows how one might define unified government? The devil is in the details.
But this is a much different response than most of us would have expected.
David Sher’s goal is to create a conversation on how to fix our fragmented and dysfunctional local government.
David Sher is a partner in Buzz12 Content Marketing and co-CEO of AmSher Receivables Management. He’s past Chairman of the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce (BBA), Operation New Birmingham (ONB), and the City Action Partnership (CAP).