Baldwin County Legal Eagle

2 weeks ago

Baldwin County Legal Eagle

Damn JD. This one is dark.

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OMG! We must keep rules of ethics in local and state government. Alabama is already known as a corrupt state.

Where is the judicial system

Is Mike Hubbard in jail yet?

Get to work on prison reform.

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2 weeks ago

Baldwin County Legal Eagle

The Fairhope Single Tax Corporation (FSTC) is asking the Fairhope City Council to approve the purchase of a section of public land located in Fairhope’s most endangered watershed, the so-called Tatumville Gulley also known as Big Head Gulley located south of Fig Street. The stated purpose is so that FSTC can build a detention pond for its proposed development of 12 housing lots to be leased out to members. However, the very same area has already been deemed "unbuildable" by FSTC as shown in the enclosed 2003 letter to members.

One of my concerns with the proposal by FSTC is that 12 lessees cannot sustain the maintenance costs of a detention pond over time. When the next major rain event happens, who will be (financially) responsible? My fear is that the costs of any resulting damage to the detention pond will be placed on the backs of Fairhope taxpayers when the property is not even public land anymore!

Another concern is the stability of the gulley which currently allows for natural drainage of rain water into Mobile Bay. Trees and shrubs would have to be cut down to prepare the site for both the building lots and the detention pond. Trees and shrubs are the only protection in stabilizing the loose sandy soil. Again, what happens when a major rain event happens and the walls of the gulley start caving in because there are no brush and tree roots to keep the soil in place? Who will pay for the resulting damage to our watershed and surrounding homes when that happens?

Growth in Fairhope is inevitable. One of the main reasons I ran for mayor is to ensure that this growth is channeled by new and consistent policy. The purpose for the new and consistent policy is so that all developers are treated equally but also to ensure that taxpayers are no longer burdened by developers externalizing their costs of irresponsible development. If the city council approves the sale of this sensitive public land to FSTC for the stated purpose, I’m afraid it will expose the city taxpayers to a financial burden in the future and will set a precedent for reckless development by other developers. I encourage you to contact your city council members and let your voices be heard.

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2 weeks ago

Baldwin County Legal Eagle

Alabama politics has been a series of scandals. It's time to put an end to the corruption and work for the people.

My number one priority as attorney general will be to protect the people, NOT the powerful. SHARE to stand with me.
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