“DOWN HOME” FAIRHOPE JESTER

Robert Brown Fairhope

The last Fairhope City Council meeting should prove to everyone that this “Catalyst” Council is not going to listen to their constituents, they are benefiting, with an insurance package, from a part time job, that other part time employees are exempt from.

Fairhope City Council approves raises for elected officials, property purchase, boutique hotel – Lagniappe Mobile

Fairhope City Council approves raises for elected officials, property purchase, boutique hotel – Lagniappe Mobile

Against Mayor Karin Willson’s request, the Fairhope City Council declined to table two contentious agenda items Monday night and voted to pass them instead. But neither vote was unanimous. For the first, a resolution to increase both the mayor’s and council’s salary for the next term, Wilson urged the council to wait until the city …

Source: lagniappemobile.com/fairhope-city-council-approves-raises-for-elected-officials-property-purchase-boutique-hotel/

Wake up Fairhope the last recreation piece of property Burrell and Council had authority over was the soccer fields. Millions was spent on a soccer field complex that had no plan, did not meet specifications, and was across from a gun range. Now Council wishes to locate another recreation property, in an area that is in an aircraft flight pattern???? This deal stinks so much that Councilman Conyers and Robinson jumped ship, for the first time. Burrell, Boone and Brown were all in to purchase 2.6 million in property without any public hearing. FOLLOW THE MONEY.

It is also not in the budget, so now they have to cut other services and departments and re arrange the whole budget. This will be the forth year in a row that the Council will not approve a City Budget on time.

This Council has been holding up infrastructure projects since they were elected.

The Council rejected land that had the most public support, for a piece of land Burrell Boone and Brown wanted that had no public support or public notice, it also did not pass muster with the National Park recommendations. The appraisal is highly questionable and should be investigated.

It should be mentioned that Councilman Brown got the soccer field clubhouse/bathroom contract over $750,000. This was just a warm up to the ESAC contract. You as a citizen of the community should be asking how the hell this was allowed to happen?

LOSER

LOSER | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

The Ripp Report is a Non-Profit Consumer Organization. The Ripp Report handles consumer issues, offers consultation on specific issues, family court issues and exposes political corruption.

Source: rippreport.com/2018/10/19/loser/

This Council was found guilty, in Federal Court for violating the right of free speech. That case is now is being used in similar cases as a precedent around the country. Fairhope Council President Burrell and Council now have the dubious reputation of this case around their necks.

Councilman Brown now has his eyes on the new recreation property and the potential contracts it may yield.

Ethics complaint filed against Fairhope Councilman Robert Brown

Ethics complaint filed against Fairhope Councilman Robert Brown

Local blogger Francis Paul Ripp, who writes The Ripp Report blog, has filed a complaint with the Alabama Ethics Commission against Fairhope Councilman Robert Brown regarding his private business …

Source: www.gulfcoastnewstoday.com/stories/ethics-complaint-filed-against-fairhope-councilman-robert-brown,58187

“I did not use my position as Fairhope city councilman to get it rewarded. We were awarded the project because of our reputation. The ESAC is a nonprofit; they don’t follow municipal bid law where projects are publicly bid.”

Mr Brown’s reputation is based on HIS actions. The EASC being a non-profit is moot. Councilman Mr. Brown holds a board position with EASC, His sole responsibility is to be Ethical, Transparent and Accountable to EASC and the Citizens of Fairhope. He has failed. The EASC Board made a horrible mistake by awarding the sole bid to Mr. Brown.

FAIRHOPE JESTER AND FLY CREEK

FAIRHOPE JESTER AND FLY CREEK | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

The Fairhope Jester supports the Kant-Corte Apartments on Fly Creek, at the same time he is building his own home on Fly Creek. Surely you jest! The Jester supports the developer…

Source: rippreport.com/2018/04/30/fairhope-jester-and-fly-creek/

The Ethics Complaint has been in a limbo status since May 2 2018. The Ethics letter below will show you the contempt and condescending attitude that they had to the allegations in the complaint. The Ethics Commission could make three telephone calls and see enough red flags to investigate the complaint. The Ethics Commission’s inaction and dismissals of complaints, actually encourage elected officials, to use their office for personal gain.

What’s important is that you cannot use your office to create a benefit for our self or any business with which you’re associated or your family. You may bid on the work but you cannot have used or use in the future your position to get it awarded.

s the above what we want our children and the Fairhope Junior Council to understand as an ethical guide to good government? Does the above not support Ethics, Accountability and Transparency?

The second choice is the opposite, elected officials who use their office for personal gain are contributing to political corruption, they violate Ethical standards have no Transparency or Accountability. If you do not understand that, stop reading.

THE FAIRHOPE JESTER

THE FAIRHOPE JESTER | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

The Public Doctrine: Our government is a democracy which means the “people rule.” At this time in our democracy it seems there are less people involved, which results in a serious challenge to the…

Source: rippreport.com/2018/02/23/fairhope-jester/

You have to ask yourself, How can citizens of a community ignore the most basic common sense public policy. “Public Officials cannot use their office for personal gain.” This is a policy of the Ethics Commission as well, they do not enforce their own policy.

The Ethics Commission is the investigator, it should not be incumbent upon the citizens of the community to be the investigator.

THE COMPLAINT AGAINST MR. BROWN INVOLVING THE EASTERN SHORE ART CENTER WILL BE SENT TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL< NEXT WEEK.

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/

Councilman Brown also was all in on giving away 102 acres of municipal property.

THE JESTER

THE JESTER | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

The Jester is back and now he wants to give away 106 acres of municipal land to Weeks Bay. The very same Jester who used his elected position for personal gain by securing the Fairhope Art Center…

Source: rippreport.com/2019/07/12/the-jester/

The Council almost got away with the give away, but do not go to sleep because the three BBB’s will sting ya and try this give away again, while you are sleeping.

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/

PLEASE SIGN PETITION

FAIRHOPE PETITION

FAIRHOPE PETITION | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

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…

Source: rippreport.com/2019/06/26/fairhope-petition/

Fairhope City Council is a Catalyst Council, it does not listen or respect community involvement.

CATALYST DOES FAIRHOPE

CATALYST DOES FAIRHOPE | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

Sorry folks about being late for Wonderful Wednesday, which is now FREAKY FRIDAY but I have been in Facebook Jail for three days. The Ripp Report pushed someone’s button and they complained to…

Source: rippreport.com/2018/04/20/catalyst-does-fairhope/

Fairhope has had one City Council President in office for over 7 years, Jack Burrell. Burrell leads the dog and pony show.

DOG AND PONY SHOW

DOG AND PONY SHOW | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

Get ready Fairhope! The Catalyst Council has called a special meeting at a special time, that they hope is inconvenient for everyone. Today at 3:30, I have to agree that is an excellent time… Source:

Source: rippreport.com/2019/05/10/dog-and-pony-show-2/

Burrell ,Boone and Brown, who have all used their office for personal gain, should not be trusted to make a 2.6 million dollar purchase, using tax money, without community involvement.

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Dean

Brown elected.
Brown snags Arts Center contract.
Brown jumps on soccer field concession stand contract.
Brown builds dream home.
Fairhope graft.
From your home town.

Vote for Me

I wish could get in on this money – uh, I mean SERVICE TO MY CITY
I will say I am a Christian Conservative.
I will say I want to “Serve.”
I will say I love Fairhope (cough..)
I will say that I like puppies
Will somebody vote for me?

Anonymous v

Robert “Lil Trip Pittman” Brown.
the a$$ clown from our hometown.

Anonymous

Council guilty in Federal Court of what? All federal court records especially guilty verdicts are public record and should be exposed. Where is the document? Put it out so the public can see it for themselves.

Anonymous

It didn’t happen ….that’s why there are no documents. More BS from Karin’s koolaid drinkers

Anonymous

If you really believe that then you cannot read.

Anonymous

Karin’s Koolaid Drinkers are going to get the Catalyst Council out of their office next election. And that is no BS
You Catalysts laughed when she ran for office. Are you all still laughing now?

Attorney Genereale

kant thinks his dad will rig the machines like always…

Anonymous

Where are the documents?

Anonymous

There are no documents or anything to support Krazy Karin’s Krap! Just more of her well documented lies.

Anonymous

Only Sherry Sullivan would make a comment like this one. She was the blogger behind Baldwin Insider.

Why bringing mayor into Federal suit against council? Jackass’ fault.

Anonymous

This was settled by the city it is a matter of record

Anonymous

Post the guilty documents ….if it even exists.

Quadrant

You know damn well Brown is already the lone bid to develop the park. Truly disgusting little town of drunks and opioid addicts.

Anonymous

So who are the drunks and opioid addicts? The council? I knew two of the council members drinks alot but who pops the pills?

Bob G.

three cheat on tgeir wives.

Chi Town

So how much Jack will the council mAke on this deal? Wow. Fairhope is super dirty.

Anonymous

That is the question

Anonymous

Correction, Council approved purchase for $2.65M!
For property worth $1.93M at best.

Taxpayers did not have a say and City does not have funds.

Anonymous

What happened to the impact fees that Crazy Karin said would pay for the overpriced twin beach property or the $130,000 per acre Volanta expansion that she was negotiating without any authority or transparency. Seems like the same impact fees should cover ….1 million per year.

Anonymous

It will drain all the funds, the same damn thing they did for the soccer fields, that little mistake cost us over 5 million and was not constructed to specs.

Soccer DAD

the soccer fields are not level and cannot be used for championship level competition. They are “practice quality” fields. Nothing more.

Georgia Orwell

I believe that this seller wants his money up front at closing, not spaced over the 3 year term that the Mayor had negotiated with the seller of the Twin Beech land.

Anonymous

Stop it Sherry. Already campaigning and spreading lies.

Anonymous

Jack said public input sometimes political and would have been political…look at video from last council meeting.
Public input solicited only when city deems in their favor like rigged, no controls visual preference survey or purchase of k1 center…wonder who will be awarded contract on whatever is done there?
Greeno Overlay received public input and City received rude awakening…
Ripp..where the heck u been on that anti private property rights pile of convoluted, restrictive anti small business owner deceptive “fairhope image” piece of crap? Neither Planning dept nor P&Z told truth at all at last weeks public meeting. Read the ordinance then watch their bs on that video.

Anonymous

What I heard repeated by staff several times, ” all issues can be changed and public input is welcome and there will be several more meeting to hear public comment.” Submit your concerns in WRITING, be specific. They are listening, if this was a council decision, you would be informed after it passed.

Transplant

my realtor told me Fairhope “is not so Alabama.”
my realtor is a liar.

Ole Fairhoper

Fairhope is filthy with its corrupt politicians who are owned by the developers and bought at wholesale by Catalyst, which is financed by Cox and Prebble.
What is worse, when the Council voted against the people the other night, they did not even flinch. This shows just how out of touch they have become and ewhy they must be voted out of office.
The voters are being made aware of this. Watch Catalyst change its name. But it will not matter – just pay attention to the financial reports.

Anonymous

They will change their name, establish faux blog sites that appear to be social sites then when the election kicks in they become political sites, Catalyst will also run Catalyst candidates.The Ripp Report hopes they do pod casts, we are ready in 2020 for all their dirty tricks.

Knows The Truth

How does Robert Brown actually sleep at night in his Dream home?? It will eventually catch up with him. All this just needs to be sent to the correct authorities for something to be done. Probably higher up than the State of Alabama!!

Anonymous

The Court of public opinion is stronger than authorities in Alabama.

Anonymous

Key is sole bid. He knew about the contract because his partner Cliff is a voting board member for Fairhope Single Tax and approved the funding for ESAC!

Robert used his position as Council liasson on ESAC to get the contract. There was no bid process. It’s a slam dunk ethics violation.

Cain

nothing to see here. fairhope citizens are too busy sipping wine and sniffing glue to care about being stolen from.

Anonymous

We don’t sniff glue, we pop fentanyl

Chris Warner

What a bunch of whiny fucks.

Karinfan16

Where’s Jester?

Anonymous

Jester is too busy being Burrell’s lapdog.

Maw Maw B

These council men are all crooks. Any word on the sewerage problems? My grandson is wanting to jubilee.

Anonymous

Even if there is a jubilee, I sure would not eat anything out of Mobile Bay on the Fairhope side

Chris E. Warner

Ripp asked if I would post, since I am obviously not the person who posted using profanity below. My best guess is that it was Jester,the incorrigible clown from your hometown.

How much longer will the Fairhope citizens allow these five miscreants to ruin the city’s quality of life?

This is a reasonable question.

Fairhope was once the golden goose.

Corruption-fueled overdevelopment killed its lofty status as a favored retirement destination.

The golden goose has been cooked.

Ripp will retire from his public service after the next election cycle and I know he too plans to eventually move on. It is inevitable, and many of you will follow, as the invisible foot rules the public market. People move to suit their interests.

What will be left in Fairhope is anyone’s guess–but it won’t ever be what it once was in terms of livablity. The tipping point has been reached.

It is regrettable; and it is the unshakeable legacy of the catalyst council.

Dr. Warner
Perdido Key, FL

Ole Fairhoper

Yep, this council ruined Fairhope
They let the developers overbuild. They were bribed and they were bought
They stole our quality of life