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Matthew Rea

The council seems obsessed with spending on downtown at the expense of the rest of the city. I have zero faith that the same leaders who decided it was a good idea to spend $8 million on a single mile of 6th avenue, while the rest of the city suffers with inadequate infrastructure, to do …

We have so many hotels already. I would much rather have this area remain a park.

I don't understand why Mr. Jackson would oppose this contract. I also don't think we needed to pay the former mayor of Fairhope several thousand dollars to tell us that the city needs to be cleaned up. The citizens of Decatur have been telling their elected officials for years about these…

I tend to agree with Mr. Jackson in that it's doubtful the chamber has all that much to do with a lot of the things it takes credit for. For example, our new residential growth is almost certainly just a trickle down benefit from the huge job growth in and around Huntsville. I think the c…

Wouldn't hiring another one or two teachers be a better use of these salary dollars?

Thank you for investing in our city. I hope the shopping center can become viable again.

John Merrill is the Secretary of State not the Attorney General.