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Hoover council 7-10-18

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The council also voted down a proposal to raise residential rental and lease taxes for apartments and rental homes. more

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Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel

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Hotel operators say they would rather see a $2.50 per night room fee than an increase in the city's total lodging tax from 14 percent to 17 percent. more

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International Park Lot 7

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The council did rezone 11 acres in International Park from office use to commercial use but turned down a request to put apartments on the top two floors of a three-story building. more

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Hoover City Council 6-18-18

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Council members left a proposed lodging tax increase intact but are proposing half as much of a sales tax increase and an increase in the real estate rental and lease tax. more

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Mayor Frank Brocato has asked the City Council to consider $20 million in incentives to lure a $300 million project that he says would bring 1,000 jobs to Hoover. more

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Hoover City Council 5-21-18

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The City Council is considering the pros and cons of a variety of tax increases and whether or not to charge residents for garbage pickup. more

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Hoover council 5-3-18

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Some council members say they think more research needs to be done before action is taken and pressed for more cuts to expenses. more

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Hoover City Council 10-19-17

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The mayor and some council members said they weren't comfortable paying more than $500,000 to be able to host the convention next year. more

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A London-based organization called SoccerEx has proposed bringing its first North American convention in 20 years to Hoover but wants Hoover to pay to be the host city. more

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Frank Brocato 5-18-17

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The Hoover City Council is scheduled to vote on the fiscal 2018 budget at a special action meeting Thursday night right after the council's regular 5 p.m. work session. more

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Gene Smith council president

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Councilman Derrick Murphy also was nominated. more

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Smith said his priorities include maintaining the city's financial stability, improving and supporting public safety departments and working with school officials to find a solution to school funding issues. more

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Hoover City Councilman Gene Smith says he is investigating whether the city can implement a commercial property nuisance ordinance. Smith is responding to complaints by Bluff Park resident Robin Schultz about the conditions at Shades Mountain Plaza. more

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The owner of Hoover Tactical & Firearms is hoping the tragic death of a Hoover man who police believe was accidentally shot by his 2-year-old son will spark gun owners to make sure their weapons are properly and securely stored. more

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bus service

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A recent study projects that ceasing school buses in Hoover could negatively impact many facets of the city’s economy. more

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This week's council meeting focused on City's role in Board of Education's decision to cut buses for 2014-2015 school year. more

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As Gene Smith and Thomas “Whit” Wright sit inside the member lounge of their 52,000-square-foot grocery store turned shooting range, they find it hard to believe where they are today. more

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Hoover August 2018