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2 weeks ago

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Senator Pittman (R-Baldwin), after failing 3 times, successfully added an amendment to HB 284 in Senate Committee today, which will effectively kill the bill with so few legislative days left.

HB 284 is a bill that would provide coverage to families with autism for behavioral therapy, a treatment that has been proven to substantially increase the quality of life for those living with autism. Almost every state in the nation has his law, yet Alabama still lags behind.


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Just like any other Republican piece of shit.

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3 weeks ago

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State of the City
Date: 05/09/2017 6:00 PM
Location: Halstead Amphitheater
450 Fairhope Avenue
Fairhope, Alabama 36532
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Fairhope Mayor Karin Wilson will give the annual State of the City Address on Tuesday, May 9th at 6 p.m., doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at Centennial Hall on the campus of Coastal Alabama Community College (formally Faulkner State Community College), the location has changed due to audio visual needs.

During the State of the City address, the Mayor will review the financials of the City, will give an update on the City and release plans for the upcoming year. Fairhope First will also recognize the 2017 Fairhope Quality of Life Recipient and Mayor Wilson will recognize Fairhope’s Volunteer of the Year.

Los Tacos food truck will be on site for food purchase. The event is open to the public and free of charge. The State of the City is sponsored by Fairhope First and Coastal Alabama Community College. For more information, call 251-929-1466.

3 weeks ago

The Ripp Report

I’ve spent the last week reflecting on the ways to move the city forward and please know I will do my part to positively change the things I can control.

I promised to bring absolute transparency and ask the hard questions. But I also recognize that this transparency has shined a light on dissension that would otherwise be kept hidden, so it is a two-edged sword.

A collaborative relationship between Mayor and City Council is paramount. I will continue to reach out at every opportunity for their input, suggestions and ideas on how our city can remain the Fairhope that we all love. I will also try to be a better communicator and look for different approaches to cultivate relationships as we navigate the waters.

I know that some questioned why I left last week’s council meeting. There's an adage: "It's not personal, it's business." But business is personal...and politics is too. That's why each one who serve you need to be vigilant about the way we treat one another because nothing good can come from personal attacks.

After I was told to sit down by the Council President, and further scolded by our City Attorney, I knew it was best for me to remove myself from this environment. Please understand that I am only human and I have family who also hurt when things are said out of frustration or anger.

I have received so much support from many wonderful people in this town that I love. Please know that I will continue to work for you, and will do my best to make inroads with the Council to alleviate the disharmony that we all know exists.

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