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WOW! The response took my breath away

I never could have predicted this would happen. When we started talking about a better metropolitan Birmingham with an emphasis on government structure, no one took us seriously. Now in a short 30 months, dialogue about government structure and particularly government … Continue reading

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An idea that would transform Birmingham

How about an idea most people think would transform Birmingham–but they will not consider because they think it would be impossible to implement? You may say we don’t need to do anything different because we’re making progress.  We are making … Continue reading

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Judge Scott Vowell tells it like it is

Birmingham’s always been called the “city of potential promise,” but our metro area continues to struggle. Our children are leaving.  Our largest companies are abandoning us.   And we’re experiencing little or no growth. Birmingham is beautiful; we have smart … Continue reading

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I did a back flip when the BBJ ran this piece

We started publishing the ComebackTown blog nearly a year ago to begin a discussion on improving government for metro Birmingham. We had become completely frustrated because no community leader was willing to discuss better government.  The response was always, “That’s impossible…so … Continue reading

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BBJ Readers support unified metro government–two to one

  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 … Continue reading

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Will the last big company left in Birmingham please turn out the lights

  With Vulcan Materials facing a hostile takeover bid from a North Carolina-based competitor, Birmingham is on the verge of losing another public company headquarters.  Even if Vulcan survives, the trend is ominous. According to a Birmingham Business Journal article from December … Continue reading

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