THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY

FAIRHOPE THE GOOD

Fairhope has come a long way in the last 2 and ½ years. Infrastructure, sewer problems and planning and zoning all have gotten the attention of the new administration. The employees, supervisors and city staff are the best qualified personal the city has ever employed. These accomplishments did not come easy and did not come with any assistance of the Catalyst Council, who has yet to accomplish anything significant. More and more of the citizens of Fairhope are beginning to understand that the council’s agenda has been obstruction and their goal is to overthrow the present government in 2020. Mayor Wilson and staff deserve to be commended on their accomplishments and their promise to put the city before politics.

STATE OF THE CITY – 2019

STATE OF THE CITY – 2019

Congratulations to the Mayor, Department heads, employees and the production staff who produced the 2019 State of the City booklet. The State of the City was presented by the Mayor last night in the…

Source: rippreport.com/2019/01/25/state-of-the-city-2019/

Fairhope’s clock and an area around the clock will be saved, thanks to the developer and Mr Dean Mosher who requested the developer, Matt Bowers, to reconsider changes to his original plans. Let’s hope this works out. It is nice to see a developer who considered the community in his plans.

TICK-TOCK

TICK-TOCK

The two most photographed places in Fairhope, are the Pier and the Downtown Clock. The Clock and adjoining patio are subjects of photography by tourists and locals daily. It is not only an iconic…

Source: rippreport.com/2019/01/23/tick-tock/

FAIRHOPE THE BAD

The triangle lawsuit cost the city 11.25 million. It could have been settled for under 1 million. Mayor Can’t, the city council members Boone and Burrell, along with the 3 members that were voted out, refused to settle or even discuss settlement.

Recently the last of the bad lawsuits inherited from the last administration and the same two councilmen, appeared to be a mirror image of the bad management in the Triangle lawsuit. Fairhope prevailed recently in the latest, Breland, court preceding. This followed a unanimous decision by the Alabama Supreme Court that favored the developer, Buddy Breland. The lower court’s verdict is now being appealed back to the Supreme Court.

This is exactly how the Triangle case worked its way through court. The Catalyst Council refused to discuss settlement, choosing to spend ten’s of thousands in attorney fees and court costs.

If Mr Breland wins his lawsuit, and all his previous project permits expire, Fairhope could be looking at millions in damages. Fairhope again is held hostage by a council that is more intent on obstruction, and the wishes of Catalyst, than what is the best for the community.

RUSSIAN ROULETTE – FAIRHOPE STYLE

RUSSIAN ROULETTE – FAIRHOPE STYLE

Fairhope is playing Russian Roulette in court and the city council has not said a word to the general public. The gun is cocked and aimed at the head of the Fairhope council, the absolute worst in 20…

Source: rippreport.com/2018/12/05/russian-roulette-fairhope-style/

FAIRHOPE THE UGLY

As predicted:

COMMUNICATION

COMMUNICATION

Can you hear me now! How many times in the last 18 months has the Mayor of Fairhope gone on record, with the City Council, about the lack of communication between the Mayor’s office and the City…

Source: rippreport.com/2019/02/06/communication/

The charges against Ronan McSharry, McSharry Bar and Restaurant, were never heard on the scheduled date and the case has been delayed until March. This is the typical way many cases are handled, delay delay, appeal and then blame the victim or anyone else, other than the guilty party.

McSharry’s has been the watering hole for many Judges, Attorneys and Council Members. It is true many have abandoned the location due to the continuous bad behavior of Mr McSharry, who is a green card holder, not a citizen of the United States.

BARSTOOL

BARSTOOL

Corruption has many faces. In Fairhope the local arrest of a bar owner, Ronan McSharry, drew little more than a paragraph of coverage and little or no print media has covered the story.

Source: rippreport.com/2018/11/30/barstool/

The City Attorney, Marcus McDowell, has done a poor job of protecting the community. He was satisfied to slap Mr. McSharry’s hand in the past offenses, which did nothing to discourage McSharry’ s
drunken assaults and harassment of innocent citizens.

The City Attorney has done a good job protecting the council, especially Mr. Burrell, with our tax dollars. Don’t forget how the council and city attorney, when faced with a potential change of government, changed an establish voting date, at the last minute, and then topped it off by providing 1 voting booth per precinct, ensuring long waits to vote.

YOU WIN SOME YOU LOSE SOME

YOU WIN SOME YOU LOSE SOME

AND SOME SHOULD NEVER BEEN SCHEDULED The proposed change of government for Fairhope started out with good intentions and then went completely off the rails. SKUNKED What started out to be a “Fresh…

Source: rippreport.com/2018/11/07/you-win-some-you-lose-some/

The Ripp Report will be paying attention to both the Breland case and what creative legal maneuvers
the City Attorney comes up with, in the bar stool incident. Be prepared, Catalyst has a bid bag of dirty tricks and they protect their own.

Pay attention ladies, what if this happened to you?

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Catalyst Cat Calls

Ah Catslyst…. as more and more find out about this political machine funded by the developers, the more the Catalyst candidates will lose more and more elections
The question is where will the developers funnel their money when Catalyst has to change its name? The answer is to follow the money. I will be watching the money trails next election. Catslyst will pop is head up out of hiding to collect its money and we will see them come out of hiding

C.C.

Ripp what’s the deal with the sewage problem? I heard it’s unsafe to swim and fish because haygood and daphne are doing the same as Fairhope…dumping untreated sewage in mobile bay.

Sewage overload

What do you expect? They let their REAL bosses overbuild subdivisions and the sewage plants cannot handle the extra load.

Buildastatue4TimKant

No more jubilees.
No more swimming.
No more fishing.
No more fun.

Spanish Fort Oracle

More more houses
More more traffic
More more crime
More more crime
More more money for the subdivision builders that fund catalyst politicians

C.C.

The Burrell burger at mcsherrys is made from a tiny frozen patty.

Francis Ripp

From the ass of a Bull

Germoftheeasternwhore

Y’all don’t understand how this here works. The politicians make it easy for their friends who finance their campaigns and give them the juice from the projects.

Repeat. Read it again.

The clock is ticking in Fairhope. As the county overbuilds around it, the quality of life is slowly zapped. Nobody wants to sit in traffic and for their kids to sit in trailers all day long. Kinda sad that fairhope high is a trailer park high school. And we dump raw sewage in the bay. I just don’t get it people.

If you put the same council in next time Fairhope is doomed because karin has slowed it down. The county planning office is doing nothing to stop growth. The great money grab of baldwin county circa 2020 is in full effect…environment, quality of life, property values, traffic commute times be damned! Every land owner for himself!

This ain’t gonna end well folks.