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We Are Updating Our Site – Stay Tuned

While we have been away, some things have changed at City Hall. As such, we are updating contact information for City of Mobile Officials and all City of Mobile Departments.  Sort of a “one stop shopping” directory for the City of Mobile. Why the update?  Unfortunately, we were informed of an issue, we feel, is threatening commercial and residential property owners rights.  Remember our motto:  “Protecting Property Owners Rights Through Responsible Government”. This website update will also include a new photo and video media section linked to other social media accounts for better, more up to date information. Thanks again for your support…Stay Tuned. … Read entire article »

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New Urbanism or Old Liberalism?

New Urbanism or Old Liberalism?

We read an article in today’s Mobile Press Register about the impending doom that has been forecasted for Mobile by New Urbanism “prophet” Andres Duany (photo).   In fact, in March of this year, Mr. Duany was in Scotland warning the Scots their planning system was in crisis as well.  I guess, this will preach almost anywhere. In our opinion it seems those who really benefit the most from an idea that hasn’t taken off in … Read entire article »

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Welcome to CWPAC

Welcome to the new web site for CityWatchPac.  We have left our old wordpress format and have taken on a new look.  This new look has a “media” feel and should be a vast improvement over the old site. Over the next few days, we will be populating this site with familiar links to City, County, State and National Government.  Please come back often as we continue our quest to “Protect Property Owners Rights Through Responsible Government”. … Read entire article »

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Sales Tax Vote Moved

The Mobile City Council agreed to put off today’s vote on the 1% increase in the sales tax rate until next Tuesday.  However, Councilmember Reggie Copeland has called a Special Meeting for Thursday at 8:00 a.m. Reports are that Councilmember Gina Gregory may be the swing vote on this ordinance.  Councilmember Gregory’s phone numbers are listed below: Office: (251) 208-7441 Home: (251) 415-5889 Fax: (251) 208-7482 Email: council7@cityofmobile.org NOW is the time to call the Mayor and City Council and tell them to Vote NO. … Read entire article »

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Call City Hall Today – Tell Them Vote NO!

The city council may very well vote on the 1% sales tax at today’s meeting.  Call the Mayor and Council and tell them to Vote NO!  Better yet…attend the meeting and tell them in person. Mayor: Office: (251) 208-7395 Fax: (251) 208-7548 City Council: Office: (251) 208-7441 Fax: (251) 208-7482 CALL NOW! … Read entire article »

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10% Cut in City Employees Salary

I have received a 100% thumbs up from those who read the last post on the City Council and their attempt at pirating away an additional 1% sales tax from the citizens of the City of Mobile.  Thanks for your continued support. After the recent announcement the City of Mobile was planning on cutting 10% out of every employees pay check, there was an outcry that had one veteran employee calling for Mayor Sam Jones resignation. The mayor should have realized that just merely talking about a 10% wage cut would have its toll on employee moral. Because of this announced cut, it would appear that some city employees are showing their displeasure in the job they perform for the general public.  In the picture below, you will see how a recent … Read entire article »

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! … Read entire article »

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Sunset in Spring Hill!

Of all of the projects that were promised to the people of Spring Hill, cleaning up the intersection of Old Shell Road and McGregor Ave. was, in our opinion, the most popular. So, what happened? CityWatchPac thinks the picture speaks a lot more than 1000 words.  More like 235,000 words. … Read entire article »

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Welcome – The Family Pharmacy of Spring Hill

Last evening, members of CityWatch-PAC had the opportunity to meet Pat and Taffy Busby, the new owners of The Family Pharmacy of Spring Hill.  They are remodeling the building formerly occupied by Five Gold Monkeys on Old Shell Road next to Bank Trust. Pat and Taffy said the process has been a challenge, but they are looking forward to the opening of their new pharmacy in Spring Hill.  Their next hurdle comes on November 5, 2009 where they have a petition before the City of Mobile Planning Commission.  This request is to amend a previously approved Planned Unit Development, PUD, for their location, which will allow shared access and parking. Basically, in talking with Pat Busby, he says the current City of Mobile code requires them to have two additional parking spaces … Read entire article »

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Spring Hill Clock Dedication – Van Rusling

The dedication of a new clock was held Thursday evening in front of the new CVS Pharmacy at the intersection of Old Shell Road and McGregor Avenue.   The clock was being dedicated in memory of Van Rusling one of the original founders of the Carpe Diem Coffee and Tea Company.  Along with his wife Tomi Sue, they created an atmosphere that is uniquely Spring Hill. Attending the festivities were Mayor Sam Jones and several members of the Mobile City Council, including Council Members Gina Gregory and Reggie Copeland who are co-representatives of the Spring Hill area.  Board Members of the Village of Spring Hill were also present. During the dedication ceremony, Tomi Sue Rusling recalled how her husband had a vision for not only their new coffee shop, but for Spring Hill … Read entire article »

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