Government

FAA Approves Mobile Commercial Flights to Brookley

FAA Approves Mobile Commercial Flights to Brookley

April 9, 2021
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a plan by the Mobile Airport Authority (MAA) to move all passenger air service to a new international airport terminal at Brookley Field, FOX10 reported. The MAA said a study showed Mobile Regional Airport in West Mobile loses approximately 55% of people in the market to neighboring airports.…

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Funding Approved for Medal of Honor Park

Funding Approved for Medal of Honor Park

April 9, 2021
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Mobile City Councilwoman Bess Rich announced the council’s unanimous vote to approve $804,000 in funding for improvements at Medal of Honor Park in West Mobile. Improvements include upgrades and renovations for the concession stands and restrooms at the football field and softball/baseball fields, in addition to two prefabricated shelters near the splash pad and walkway/concrete…

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Mobile District 2 Housing Initiative Opens

April 2, 2021
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Mobile City Council President Levon Charles Manzie recently announced a new housing rehabilitation initiative, “A New View for District 2.” The program will provide up to $5,000 for exterior improvements, such as roof work, exterior painting and installing ramps to the homes of 60 local residents in District 2. Manzie said he created the initiative…

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Revised Semmes City Hall Plans Unveiled

April 2, 2021
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The Semmes City Council uncovered their revised plans for a new City Hall Complex, Call News reports. The plans reflect the new administration’s desire for a smaller building and change of venue, in addition to making it part of a downtown hub. Though 8,000-9,000 ft2 smaller than the former plan, it will include a council…

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Stimpson Appoints Staff Directors

April 2, 2021
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Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson announced three appointments to the executive director level of his staff to help fill vacancies left by Paul Wesch, who served in multiple roles prior to his death last December. Acting Executive Director of Public Safety James Barber is dropping “acting” from his title and formally taking on the role as…

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Projects for Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Announced

March 26, 2021
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In its examination of the popular Alabama Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, AL.com said Mobile’s former Gayfers department store across from historic Bienville Square and the Barton Academy school building are included in the latest round of applications. The latter is set to get $3.4 million in state tax credits, while the request for Gayfers is…

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Mobile Allocates Funds to Set Up Food Pantries

March 19, 2021
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Mayor Sandy Stimpson recently announced the Mobile City Council’s approval of a resolution that will allow it to utilize state funding to establish food pantries in underserved areas of the city that have been hit particularly hard by COVID-19. The council plans to use these funds to purchase and retrofit at least three buildings to…

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Mobile County Emergency Rental Assistance

March 12, 2021
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Mobile County has launched an Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program to aid eligible households in need of rental and utility assistance. Having been awarded $12.3 million from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to establish the ERA program (part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021), the county will be working with local nonprofits to…

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Semmes Joins RSA

March 12, 2021
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The Semmes city council unanimously voted to join Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA), Call News reports. Mayor Brandon Van Hook said one of the main reasons is to make employment at the city more appealing. He added, “It is no secret that we will be starting our own city police department…. A quality benefit package…

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Mobile County Preliminarily Awards Affordable Home Contracts

March 12, 2021
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Mobile County commissioners have authorized two preliminary awards of Home Investment Partnerships Program funds of $1.2 million each to Arbors at Miller Creek and Mobile Elderly Housing in support of applications to the Alabama Housing Finance Authority for 2021 tax credits for proposed senior housing developments, Call News reports. The next step for the developers…

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