July 5, 2016

Hoover City Elections FAQ

Monday we celebrated the founding of our country, a remarkable event considered by most to be the birth of modern Democracy in our world.  As our nation has progressed it has taken some trials and tribulations to really come to grips with the implications of self-evident rights, and many would say we’re still a work in progress.  But the right to …

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May 31, 2016

Every Day a Memorial

Yesterday we remembered the people who gave up their lives for our freedom. These people were just like us in many ways.  They lived lives and dreamed dreams.  Yet they endured hardship and gave up the rest of their days so that we can live ours…hopefully pursuing the lives God intends for us. It’s good to set aside a day like …

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May 25, 2016

Focusing on What’s Important and Protecting What is Precious

As I wrote about in the last post, a key part of developing a plan is defining what’s important.  What are our values?  What is our sacred ground? City growth is a good thing.  But as we become larger we can lose track of all the great things we have in Hoover.  It’s easier for our community to compartmentalize and set up …

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May 19, 2016

Why does Hoover need a Comprehensive Plan Part I – What is a Plan?

So why does Hoover need a comprehensive plan? We’ll have some specifics in a subsequent post.  However in a nutshell, Hoover needs a plan because we are moving forward tactically, but not strategically.  We are masters in creating incremental improvements that are, on their own, very well planned and intelligently conceived steps.  But when you put them together they are …

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May 7, 2016

Regarding the School Rezoning Hearing

From the Hoover Sun: Federal judge seeks more information on Hoover school rezoning plan The ongoing rezoning issue is something I’ve followed carefully over the last couple years. I took time off from work to go downtown and watch the April 7th hearing from beginning to end, and I’m a little surprised that the judge is responding in this way. …

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