ComebackTown is published by David Sher for a more prosperous Birmingham.
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If you have lived in the Birmingham area for any length of time, you know its greatest limitation: 35 municipalities in Jefferson County alone.
That’s 35 separate governments, duplicating services to its citizens and operating for each’s own well-being. Continue reading Councilors from Mtn. Brook, Hoover, Vestavia, B’ham, Bessemer and Homewood take action
Mountain Brook is unique. I’m not sure there’s another community quite like it anywhere.
Mountain Brook is often called the ‘Tiny Kingdom’.
Its citizens are sometimes referred to as ‘Brookies’. Continue reading Some people don’t like or understand Mountain Brook
This is a tough time.
I’m hurt, disappointed and am feeling pain like many of my Vestavia Hills YMCA friends. Continue reading YMCA stabbed Vestavia Hills in the heart
April 3, 2019 could be the biggest day in Birmingham history.
This is not an exaggeration.
Our region has historically been plagued with distrust and dysfunction. Continue reading Could be the biggest day in modern Birmingham history
It really didn’t hit me until my family went to the beach last year.
We arrived in Destin– immediately driving to a nearby Publix on Highway 98 to buy our groceries. Continue reading An ingenious way for Alabamians to earn extra money
I publish an article about our Birmingham region every week, but this piece affects me more directly since I live in Vestavia Hills.
It also impacts my wallet since I spend a lot of money in my community and Vestavia raised our sales taxes from 9 to 10% last year. Continue reading What we can learn from Vestavia Hills
What’s going on in America?
Everyone seems to be divided.
No one seems to want to cooperate to achieve common goals. Continue reading Pinch me! Is this really Birmingham?
My wife and I are a Costco family
We shop Costco every week, eat free snacks, and look forward to chance meetings with friends—many we haven’t seen in years. Continue reading Oh no! Homewood, Vestavia, & now Hoover
I recently published a piece titled “Mountain Brook stealing from Vestavia Hills.”
It tells about my clever Mountain Brook friend who smuggles his garbage into the trashcans of a nearby Vestavia Hills’ neighbor because Vestavia picks up garbage more often than Mountain Brook. Continue reading Confusion in Mtn. Brook, Vestavia, Homewood, & Birmingham
It was the dark of night.
My Mountain Brook friend slipped down the stairs to his basement, opened his garage door, and quietly pushed his trash container to the street. Continue reading Mountain Brook stealing from Vestavia Hills