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Our good friends in Homewood should fund Railroad Park

The big controversy currently is whether the City of Birmingham should fund maintenance for Railroad Park. I love Railroad Park as do many of you.  Almost everyone agrees it has been the catalyst for just about everything good that has … Continue reading

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Can Birmingham get over its low self-esteem?

One hundred years from now, when historians write the history of Birmingham, 2013 will be the year they say changed everything. Birmingham’s been called the “City of Perpetual Promise.”  We’ve been described as the “Magic City” at our zenith and … Continue reading

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Birmingham: Young professional stopped in his tracks

Jonathan Pinnick Comebacktown published by David Sher & Phyllis Neill to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Jonathan Pinnick . (We love when young professionals are guest bloggers) I saw something during a recent trip to Regions Field … Continue reading

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Thousands will move to downtown Birmingham

It’s easy to predict the future of Birmingham. Birmingham’s usually the last to do just about everything.  So if you want to see what’s about to happen, all you have to do is look elsewhere. When I was Chairman of … Continue reading

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Birmingham haters—eat your hearts out

Are you sitting down? Birmingham’s being flooded with positive recognition. Amazingly, most of these headline are within the past 30 days. It’s enough to make the Birmingham haters scream for mercy. Click on the headlines to see the story:

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Should Birmingham have to pay for everything?

I’ve spent a great deal of time and effort trying to educate one of my best friends, who I will call Bob, about the problems created by our segmented and dysfunctional governments. But Bob loves to complain about the City … Continue reading

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Birmingham is unique in so many ways

Look at the magnificent picture that leads this blog.  This is the Wells Theatre in Norfolk,Virginia.  It’s one of only a few theaters that still exist which was specifically built to maximize the acoustics and close seating needed for vaudeville … Continue reading

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Who’s the mayor of our region?

  We know it’s not the mayor of Birmingham. The City of Birmingham represents only 19% of the population of the metro area. And Mayor Bell, who I strongly believe understands the importance of regionalism, has said on numerous occasions, … Continue reading

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Let’s move to the suburbs and attack the City of Birmingham

  Do you listen to talk radio or read comments on al.com? It‘s a steady stream of condemnation of the City of Birmingham by the folks who live in the suburbs. Think about it… A large number of our most … Continue reading

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