What difference can one person make?

In a city with a population of 88,000, one person represents 0.0011363636363636363% .  Yet that one person can make a significant impact. Today we lost a person who, if you’re a resident of Hoover, has impacted your life, whether you know it or not. That person was Dan Fulton, an educator who retired from the Birmingham…

Live Streaming the Hoover City Council Meetings

During the municipal election campaign of 2016 many of the candidates, including myself, spoke about having a livestream of the Hoover City Council meetings. Technology has advanced tremendously in this area over the past few years.  What used to be available only to news organizations is now available to most consumers.  “We’re going live to…

Once upon a time in Bluff Park…

On November 21, 2006, the Hoover City Council conducted their second meeting of the month.  As with previous Council meetings, it opened with an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance. Following the Pledge, one of the first items on the agenda was the presentation of the book “Images of Modern America: Riverchase” by Heather Skaggs,…

A New Chapter Begins

Tonight we begin a new chapter in the City of Hoover.  A new mayor and council will be sworn in after a very active campaign and above average voter turnout.  This year’s election included one race that was decided by five votes, another that was decided by less than thirty, and a runoff.  The voters…