City/County Address Showcases Big Investments
This year’s State of the City/County address, held last week in Mobile, centered on growth and investment, AL.com reports. The sold-out, Mobile Chamber-hosted address featured a panel discussion with the Mobile County Commission and a question-and-answer session with Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson. Nearly 700 people heard the commission discuss the investments coming to the region as a result of the county’s largest-ever budget, a confluence of federal money, grants and conservative budgeting. The county’s budget for this fiscal year includes a $45-million carryover from years past, around $300 million in restricted funds from federal and state grants, and $120 million in dedicated money. Commissioners highlighted projects in their districts on which progress is being made, including the Mobile County Soccer Complex and Bayfront Park.
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