ComebackTown: To create a discussion on creating better government for our region.
According to an article on al.com on October 11, “A rift developed between the city and county after Birmingham filed a lawsuit to keep open the inpatient care unit at the county owned hospital for the poor. The county responded by withholding chairs and tables for the city’s referendum…”
Comebacktown published by David Sher & Phyllis Neill to begin a discussion on creating a better government for our region.
Today’s guest blogger is Willie Chriesman.
It sounded like a nice offer. Gov. Robert Bentley offered to intervene in the highly-charged clash over in-patient services at Cooper Green Mercy Hospital. But there was a catch. Both sides had to agree that they wanted the governor’s involvement before he stepped in. Not likely after the contentious events that have led us to where we are today. Continue reading Washington and Montgomery playing us for suckers→
(Since this piece will be published on al.com, I make the following disclosure: I receive no pay from Advance Media or al.com; al.com does not edit or influence my content in any way–they allow me to write any dumb thing I want)
I’m a big advocate for our Birmingham region, so I’m constantly bombarded by folks bemoaning the death of our daily newspaper. They seem to be genuinely embarrassed.
But with today’s technology the old business model makes no sense:
Comebacktown published by David Sher & Phyllis Neill to begin a discussion on how to fix our segmented-dysfunctional regional governments.
Today’s guest blogger is John Lauriello of Southpace Properties
I’m an early bird. I come into our downtown office around 7:00 or 7:30 every morning. I see people of all ages out walking their dogs or just enjoying the morning. They live in condos or lofts, and most likely they work nearby, too. Those scenarios were unimaginable in this town 30 years ago. Continue reading Downtown Birmingham makes a huge comeback→
I was just called a “moron” by a commenter on al.com.
I guess I can’t take the comment personally because the commenter doesn’t know me.
I write this blog with the sole purpose of creating a conversation on how to fix our redundant, fractured, dysfunctional government. I post it on Comebacktown.com and then it is republished on al.com. I get no financial gain; I’m not running for office. I benefit just like you. If our region does well then businesses and jobs will be created and we can take pride in our community. Continue reading Why do we allow “meanies” to own al.com?→