Fairhope is seeing the results of a Council and Mayor more dedicated to special interests than the majority of their constitutes.

It is an absolute shame the Fairhope Waterfront Project became such a divisive tool, used by elected officials, to distort the project and lie to the public. The vast majority of Fairhope citizens have no idea what the original plan was and the opportunity they have lost.


Fairhopeโ€™s, $6.2 million waterfront park has been so watered down that it has become a renovation project. For over 18 months the Waterfront project moved through the bureaucracy of government. Hundreds of citizens participated in public meeting offering their suggestions.

Then came the municipal elections and the political distortions about the overall plan. In as little as a few weeks, in the new administration, the entire plan went from something resilient and sustainable to short sighted maintenance.,105271

The $6.2 million project is being paid for with money from the Resources and Ecosystem Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economy, RESTORE, Act that distribute funds from the BP oil spill. In Fairhope, the work is intended to stabilize the bluff overlooking Mobile Bay and the waterfront.

This grant should be audited for monetary and required standards of the grant.

The Waterfront Project got off course for one reason only, POLITICS.

Howling Raines should also get credit for his contribution of distorting the facts and attacking Mayor Wilson. The irony is that Mr Raines is now coming to the conclusion, that the current administration is suspect because: โ€œthe proposal will not be fully vetted by citizens prior to council approval.โ€

No shit Sherlock, get in bed with dogs and ya going to get fleas.

Fairhope City Council to consider bayfront park improvements

Howell Raines, who was a vocal critic of the previous plan, said this one also doesnโ€™t pass muster.

In a letter to Sullivan and Council President Jack Burrell last week, Raines expressed concern the proposal will not be fully vetted by citizens prior to council approval.

Mayor Wilson held 10 fold the public participation, regarding the Waterfront Project, be it meetings or written surveys. This council gave little notice, 14 days, and then moved forward with radical changes without public comment.

Howling Raines could have seen this coming, if he had been reading the Ripp Report. Howling is a part time resident and he got fleas hanging with the dogs, it up to him to get treated!


Howling attacks the plan, the grant, the engineering firm, that the council approved, the landscape architect, public works, community development and city employees.

The bottom line is that Fairhope loses, special interests wins and Howling Raines has fleas.

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6 Comments on "GOT FLEAS"

  1. LongtimeFHAL | April 1, 2021 at 4:53 pm |

    collar that mangy dog Ripp!!!
    Make him howl at the jubilee moon!
    Carpetbaggin S.O.B. he is! A straight double-talker from the north.

  2. Anonymous | April 1, 2021 at 6:55 pm |

    No doubt, people will start realizing the biggest mistake in Fairhope history. We finally get someone who was working only for citizens in office and these same citizens believed in lies spread by special interests against her to get her out so they could continue to cash in. Disgraceful we have to now settle for status quo!

  3. hanky panky with the votes. think fraud.
    believe it.

  4. Lod H. Bennington | April 2, 2021 at 9:42 am |

    population increase is on the rise in Fairhope. So many more cars in town now. you can really feel the congestion at peak times. I hope the council will consider a traffic study to determine what we can do. We need to work on a new plan for roads. If not we will get caught behind the proverbial curving eight ball.

    • Anonymous | April 2, 2021 at 2:35 pm |

      Dear Mr. Bennington,
      The problem is that the city government and the county government are allowing the construction of all these houses because they are in the pockets of the real estate interests. As long as the politicians work for the homebuilders and not then it will just get worse and worse.

  5. Ripp come on man. Give it up!
    How long you gonna carry on this charade? Catalyst,sbc, is unbeatable.

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