HELL YEA

FAIRHOPE CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT

The Fairhope City Council is on a roundabout and doesn’t know where to exit. The present Council is an “at Large” council, they are not going to vote for change. A YES vote for a change of government allows for 3 district council persons and the Mayor and one council person being “at large. This should satisfy both camps as a compromise, but not the good ole boy council.

FAIRHOPE – CATALYST a Dirty Little Secret

FAIRHOPE – CATALYST a Dirty Little Secret | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

The Fairhope City Council is an “at Large” elected Council. Each of the members of the Council is deeply connected to the machine named for now, Catalyst; some by blood. The present council was…

Source: rippreport.com/2018/09/21/fairhope-catalyst-a-dirty-little-secret/

The Council is trying to say that they knew nothing until this last week, they can play dumb at the drop of a dime. Mayor Wilson however posted June 21st, support for Fresh Start Fairhope.

Council-Manager Form of Government

Council-Manager Form of Government

Do I support this new form of government for the City of Fairhope?  Absolutely Should citizens be concerned about the timing of this effort? No. The discussion about the Council-Manager form of gov…

Source: www.mayorkarinwilson.com/council-manager-form-of-government/

On June 26th the Mayor tried to clear up the confusion while the Council remained silent, something they do as well as playing dumb.

To clear up any confusion. Both petitions being circulated for Council-Manager form of Government create districts and…

Posted by Mayor Karin Wilson of Fairhope, Alabama on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

On July 10th Chuckee Cheeze, editor of the tabloid Courier, constructed an article around the fact that Kevin Boone filed a complaint against the Mayor and her efforts to clear up the confusion, by appealing to the citizens of Fairhope via social media. Mr Boone’s son is the head of Catalyst. This is the type of intimidation the Fairhope Catalyst Council is known for, and the very reason why we need districts.

Fairhope councilman accuses Mayor Wilson of violating state law

Fairhope councilman accuses Mayor Wilson of violating state law

In an interview with WABF 1480 AM radio on July 9, Fairhope City Councilman Kevin Boone said he had turned over evidence to the Baldwin County District Attorney’s office that he believed proved …

Source: gulfcoastnewstoday.com/stories/fairhope-councilman-accuses-mayor-wilson-of-violating-state-law,64372

The Courier has gone from a reputable paper to a Catalyst political tabloid.

CATALYST INTIMIDATION – A PIG PEN

Baldwin County politics has always been a good ole boys club and Catalyst hopes to swell those ranks with a slate of candidates that are like minded. Catalyst is a Fairhope based operation that has…

Source: rippreport.com/2018/04/25/catalyst-intimidation-a-pig-pen/

Pay attention to the track record of the 3 B’s and you will realize this is another reason to get rid of “at large” and the good ole boys who have been running the city in THEIR best interests.

CATALYST, THE THREE B’s, AND CHUCKEE CHEEZE

CATALYST, THE THREE B’s, AND CHUCKEE CHEEZE | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

Catalyst is a political cancer found in Baldwin County. It hand picks political candidates. Catalyst was formally Stacy Elliott and Haygood, the birth of the cancer, that morphed into Catalyst when Mr.

Source: rippreport.com/2018/03/07/catalyst-the-three-bs-and-chuckee-cheeze/

The Catalyst Council wishes to silence anyone who questions their actions.

Lawsuit alleges Fairhope Council President denied citizen’s free speech

“Ripp has filed a suit in the United States District Court, Southern District, alleging Burrell denied him his First Amendment rights to free speech and his 14th Amendment rights to due process and equal protection under the law.”

Fairhope First is correct when they accuse the council of “free speech censor”.  They are also correct that the election needs to happen on Oct. 2.

In Fairhope, a perplexing question emerges: Will there or will there not be an election on Oct. 2?

In Fairhope, a perplexing question emerges: Will there or will there not be an election on Oct. 2?

The Fairhope City Council, during a special meeting on Wednesday, voted to file an injunction to postpone an Oct. 2 special election to determine whether to change the structure of city government. Proponents of a change to council-manager believe the council is trying to stop the election from happening. The council says there are too many unanswered questions with what the voters are trying to decide.

Source: www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2018/09/in_fairhope_a_perplexing_quest.html

Chuck Zunk said “Have this election on Oct. 2, and if there are challenges, then let them be heard. But right now, the council is putting itself in a position as a free speech censor, and trying to deduce that some of the residents are having less than 100 percent clarity. I think that prior censorship is a bogus argument.”

For more information please attend:

THE OCTOBER 2 ELECTION GIVES THE COMMUNITY OF FAIRHOPE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE TO THE FOLKS OF CATALYST AND THE “AT LARGE” COUNCIL.

COMMENTARY: DON’T DENY CITIZENS A TIMELY VOTE

COMMENTARY: DON’T DENY CITIZENS A TIMELY VOTE

Fairhope, Alabama: newspaper, information, government, events, arts, music, entertainment, travel, arts and crafts,

Source: thefairhopetimes.blogspot.com/2018/09/opinion-dont-deny-citizens-timely-vote.html

THE ELECTION SHOULD GO FORWARD AND ANY ATTEMPT BY THE COUNCIL TO INTERFERE WITH A FAIR ELECTION, WILL BE THEIR OWN DEMISE.

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Nonamefh

It will easily pass. Zunk has 1000 voing FOR.

Jackfan

I think zunk is a dirty double agent. He stabbed the council in the back. There should have been more discussion.

Anonymous

The Catalyst Council screwed itself

Rockcreeker

Has Tim or Jim Nix weighed in on this fiasco?

Anonymous

I want to keep Catalyst in charge. I work for a subdivision builder and we are going to build another 300+ houses. How should I vote?

Anonymous

You should vote to run Truland out of town

Nonamefh

Call jack.

FHObserver

It appears that the council for whatever reason was under the distinct impression that THEY and NOT the PEOPLE would determine at-large or districts. I watched the video from last week and a gentleman explained everything. The city was basing its assumption of at-large control on an outdated statute of Alabama revised law. Unbeknownst to the council and their counsel in this matter (city attorney?) the law had been again revised. The new law stipulated any government change be districts. This was the council’s mistake. They placed trust in their legal counsel.

This is a major blow to the local good ole boys. It was like Boone, Brown and Conyers went to play golf and came home and Jack and Jay were playing video games in diapers while someone came in and stole everything. Jay is the attorney. He should have read the updated revised statute. He is not much of an attorney.

There are several reasons to vote FOR the initiative.

1) It works in Vestavia and Mountain Brook.
2) It will empower poor people of color to run for office in districts.
3) It will end the reign of the machine in Fairhope and truly provide

HOPE.

Future Council Member

Will this help Truland? As a member of Catalyst, I want to keep my bosses happy. They told me if I run for political office they would run my campaign and they they have a one hundred percent win rate.

Yakyak

The council will draw districts if it passes. Ugh.

Anonymous

They will have oversight this, council is dead meat if Fairhope changes government

Anonymous

Very well said

Unbelievable

Thank you to the city council for protecting the citizens of Fairhope and assuming we are not intelligent enough to fully understand what we’re voting for and that their (non-existent) guidance is necessary. So condescending,a total J.Robinson move.

Anonymous

Jay has to protect his self interest. There is lots more money to be made off the Good Ole Boys. Keep at-large districts so that individuals cannot speak in concentrated groups and Catalyst can buy the election wholesale.

This makes Baby Boone’s job easier for him.

Believable

Jay and Jack are definitely to blame. I say Jay tho because he’s got a law degree. He doesn’t know how to lawyer.

Anonymous

Hard to talk with marbles in your mouth

Jackfan2020

Ripp do you always post as anonymous???

Lordfontleroy

Judge will soon stop this sh#t.
No way they give up power.

Claude P.

Fairhope first has a flyer going out to all Fairhope voters. I would think this thing is gonna pass if it goes to a vote. Hundreds of zunks punks…people who have lived here only a year or two…have already voted absentee! This is an outrage and a complete con job by zunk working with that non citizen trouble maker Paul Ripp.
This will be stopped in court. The locals will not allow this to happen. No vote on Tuesday is the early word. Wait for the stay.

Anonymous

You really think I was working with Zunk, You got that wrong but the story is good!

EaglescoutMom

This is a huge screwup. I guess Jack trusted Jay and Zunk. Zunk was a CEO. He likely knew. If not what a dummy.

Rippfan3

CEO if a playing card co.