FAIRHOPE PETITION

If you live in Fairhope this petition is of great importance to you and your family. All the petition is asking of the City Council is not to dispose of any city property until the scheduled land use plan and comprehensive plan is completed. The second thing the citizens ask is to be a part of the decision. The Council and Weeks Bay have attempted to go around public participation. That is not the way a democracy works.

https://www.change.org/p/city-of-fairhope-citizens-for-protecting-fairhope-s-quality-of-life

The Mayor is fighting for your rights. She needs your help to defend them.

In the Face of 44% Growth, Please Support Collaborative Strategic Planning

In the Face of 44% Growth, Please Support Collaborative Strategic Planning

Our Founding Fathers established Fairhope with Vision and Planning.  They planned the “downtown” with wide streets surrounded by residential lots forming the heart of, and foundation fo…

Source: www.mayorkarinwilson.com/in-the-face-of-44-growth-please-support-collaborative-strategic-planning/

New details about this politically motivated effort by the CATALYST Council will be forthcoming.

The below articles will inform you how the City Council and Weeks Bay planned, behind closed doors,

to transfer control and management of city property, 106 acres, valued at 20 million, without public input.

THREE STRIKES

THREE STRIKES | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

If you attended or watched on YouTube, the 3 hour and 34 minute Fairhope City Council meeting, May 29th, then there should be no doubt in your mind how dysfunctional the Council is.

Source: rippreport.com/2019/05/31/three-strikes/

The Council almost succeeded in the transfer had it not been for several citizens and a couple of lawyers paying attention. This council is the worst Fairhope has seen in 25 years. It is no coincidence that they all have CATALYST and Can’t connections.

DISPOSAL

DISPOSAL | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

The President of the Fairhope City Council has held on to that title for over 7 years. This is extremely rare, most often Councils share the position of Council President with other Council members.

Source: rippreport.com/2019/06/12/disposal/

The Council is using the narrative that the land was purchased for a park. This is categorically untrue, it was part of a legal settlement where the city LOST and had to buy the property.

DELIBERATE DISTORTION OR TWISTING OF MEANING

DELIBERATE DISTORTION OR TWISTING OF MEANING | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

The Fairhope City Council and Weeks Bay are trying to tell the general public that a Conservation Easement does not mean Weeks Bay owns the property. True they also have no lease or title to the land.

Source: rippreport.com/2019/06/14/deliberate-distortion-or-twisting-of-meaning/

The Council and Weeks Bay are now trying to claim that the best use of this city land is to insure that the city has little or no control over it for ETERNITY. Stand up Fairhope you are being robbed without a gun.

FAIRHOPE UN-ARMED ROBBERY

FAIRHOPE UN-ARMED ROBBERY | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

Fairhope is being robbed of 20 million dollars and 106 acres of land. The bandits are The Weeks Bay Foundation and their collaborative partners the Fairhope City Council. The director of Weeks Bay…

Source: rippreport.com/2019/06/21/fairhope-un-armed-robbery/

The petition had 325 names at the last council meeting it is at 527 now, HELP us convenience the City Council and Weeks Bay that the citizens of the community want city property managed by the City of Fairhope.

How can al.com write an article about the Conservation Easement and not include the citizens petition?

In fast-growing Fairhope, dispute brews over conservation issues

In fast-growing Fairhope, dispute brews over conservation issues

The 108-acre Dyas Triangle property in the northern portion of the city is the subject of a possible conservation easement, which has been disputed for several weeks in Fairhope. The council opted to hold off on the plan Monday.

Source: www.al.com/news/mobile/2019/06/in-fast-growing-fairhope-dispute-brews-over-conservation-issues.html

PLEASE FAIRHOPE SIGN PETITION

https://www.change.org/p/city-of-fairhope-citizens-for-protecting-fairhope-s-quality-of-life

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Observer

But Ripp if the Council puts it in a Week’s Bay easement then things will cool down for a bit,
Then we will have parks, skating areas

Anonymous

I don’t see council being influenced by anything but special interests and ways to benefit themselves. Especially Boone and Brown. I’m signing it but don’t trust this sneaky council.

Anonymous

Vote them all out!! Burrell has them all intimidated!

Unbelievable

Not a bad idea, it’s just the shady way the council does business. Come on council members ~ be professional and get it together.

Georgia Orwell

I did not attend the Monday night City Council meeting but I did just watch it. Kudos to John Manelos and everyone else who spoke the truth to Jack Burrell (am I the only one who sees him as an increasing embarrassment to the silent quatro other amigos (not to mention the City). He/they planned (imho) to execute this property transfer while everyone is on vacation and while they alone were causing dissension over the already approved boutique hotel. It’s truly a smoke and mirrors government here. I am a newcomer here but these are the facts that I know: Diana Brewer lost her City Council seat because she was selling the Fly Creek Apartments for her ‘patron’ Corte. She was correctly voted off of the CC because she was a traitor to Fairhope. Good riddance to her. Then she moved to a marketing management position at something in Mobile (some type of museum) that quickly shut down due to lack of interest (not good at her job?). Interestingly, she then shows up with a great position at Weeks Bay, which has puzzled me from the get-go. Why is this loser marketable anyplace? No one likes her other than Jack… Read more »

Rep

Oingo boingo.

Bingo!

Observer

Dear Georgia,
You nailed it. You called it. You see the council’s moves.
They want to put the property in a conservation easement to make people think that this area will remain as it is. Then the voters will look the other way thinking that the Triangle will be safe from development.
Then, after a period of time, a deal will be made in the back rooms where some of the property will be sold and condos will be built. Guess who will be somewhere in this deal? A person whose last name begins with a “C.”
I have been here all my life and have watched the schemes of this bunch. DO NOT TRUST THEM….EVER! You are seeing way to much money at play here and this property is like a chum bucket and the players are greedy sharks.
Picture in your mind a feeding frenzy and you will see what is going on.
Hey Ripp, I just gave you an idea for your next graphic for your Freaky Friday post.

Francis Ripp

I can picture that

Angelrememberes

Burrell has a sweet airport gig. Brown makes bank on city contracts like the art center.
Nobody gives a #uck.
This place deserves a new city council. One that gives a shit about somethings other than their corrupt selves!

Anonymous

Sweet deal for the crooks. Fairhope pays for the Triangle and the Airport.
The Airport Authority and Weeks Bay owns the land.

Anonymous

47 emails may have swayed Jay on the hotel vote. Let’s see if he applies the same standard to a petition with over 500 signatures.

Anonymous

Why is it that people who live outside of ‘Fairhope City Limits’ can not vote on the city officials?
Don’t you think if you have a Fairhope address, you should have a ‘right to vote’. Considering that the city officials give out building permits on property outside of city limits. Don’t you think that would be more of a fair vote?