Melinda Lopez

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Hoover City Council President Gene Smith has announced he is challenging current Mayor Frank Brocato for the mayor’s chair in the Aug. 25 election, and other names are floating around as potential candidates for the mayor’s race as well. Read more


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The Hoover City Council promoted the city’s purchasing director, Ben Powell, to the city treasurer position, replacing Robert Yeager, whose retirement took effect Oct. 1. Read more



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If the Hoover City Council had not raised sales, use, leasing and lodging taxes last year, city revenues from those taxes likely would have declined this fiscal year, city records now indicate. Read more

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    Melinda Lopez, the chief financial and information officer for the city of Hoover, Alabama, presents Mayor Frank Brocato's 2020 budget proposal at a Hoover City Council work session on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019.

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