FAUXHOPE ROLLER-COASTER

The current Fauxhope city council is not listening to anyone. A select few are making, and have been making, crucial decisions without any public participation. Sure you can go to the council meeting but your comments will fall on deaf ears.

The waterfront project was further along 18 months ago than now. The design changes and time delays have taken a substantial amount of money from the project. The Mayor has announced it may be another year before bids are accepted.

The end result is going to leave people wondering where the 6 million went. A select few people living near the park do not want to see any increase in pedestrian and tourist traffic. They are responsible for creating much confusion about the “famous bluff”. It is plain to see that the lower parks were developed by cutting the bank back. History books support the claim that the bank was used for fill.

Some people railed that the bank, was a famous bluff, and would be destroyed by building an ADA compliant walkway. The original plan, over 18 months ago, called for, the kudzu covered bank to be cleaned up and provide a walkway that would switchback to the bottom park. This would be ADA compliant and a simple solution.

Instead the council spent one year trying to avoid ADA compliance. They recently were informed that the city had to provide an ADA compliant path from the top park to the bottom park.

The council has now come up with a “plan”, to use an open car on rails to transport handicapped people down the grade instead of a walkway. Why not a slip and slide? What about liability, maintenance, weather and the employees to operate it? This will prove to be another financial and logistic mistake. The open car concept is the brainchild of someone in lala land.

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11 Comments on "FAUXHOPE ROLLER-COASTER"

  1. I agree.
    This abridged Working Waterfront Plan certainly beats the britches off the original plan.
    We say leave the bluff area alone.
    We certainly do not need more traffic.
    The traffic and loud vehicles are horrific.
    We are, however, strong supporters of the Mayor and Council.
    This plan has been well advertised.
    Richard and Judy Thompson
    26 North Bayview

  2. Jeanne Carney | April 13, 2022 at 8:53 pm |

    One of the most ludicrous ideas I have ever heard!

  3. South African by Birth | April 15, 2022 at 3:29 am |

    Where does all the money go?
    Remember the shady land deal? Jesus H. what the actual you know what is going on here people? Anyone paying attention other than Ripp?

  4. Jim From Tuscaloosa | April 15, 2022 at 5:34 pm |

    I was hoping they would clean up the eyesore kudzu
    and improve the looks of the park. I question the sanitary of the Fairhope leadership.

  5. cain b able | April 16, 2022 at 3:37 am |

    I think Jack has already with boone kicked back half the six mill.
    Jack needs easy cash for that pro lifestyle.

  6. Jim From Tuscaloosa's Pal | April 17, 2022 at 3:00 am |

    Where there is smoke…there is usually fire. Corruption is everywhere. Some say it is ubiquitous.

  7. Cain is Able | April 18, 2022 at 4:01 am |

    poop in bay persists while we trim the hedges…wake up cretins

  8. Toadstool Ted | April 19, 2022 at 3:03 am |

    Jack told me at MacSherry’s that the sewer has been fixed. Ripp any word on Trip Pittman? Is he going to the clink? LOL

  9. Plaid Jacket | April 21, 2022 at 6:29 am |

    Trip never did anything that warranted jail time. He only got ten percent. He gave back all the cash from the checks. It just wasn’t reported in the news. Y’all just can’t accept the fact that nothing Ripp says is true. He is batsh*t krazee!!

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