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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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Riverchase sewer meeting 6-21-18 (1)

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About 150 people heard details from Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and his staff about the need to raise rates for the first time in 14 years. 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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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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The head of the Hoover-based company with 800 locations around the country says prayer and faith have led to much success in his personal and business life. 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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Frank Brocato 4-16-18

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Mayor Frank Brocato asked the council to work with him to address projected budget deficits by the council's June 4 meeting. more

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Hoover City Council Nov 2016

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The mayor and City Council should allow much public deliberation. more

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Jeff State culinary 2-16-18

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The campus started with about 1,000 students the first year in 1993 and now serves nearly 5,000 students, Jeff State Interim President Keith Brown said. more

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Developers in Hoover may have to start building sidewalks on both sides of the street in their subdivisions and commercial developments if the city adopts proposed changes to sidewalk regulations. more

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Future Hoover 11-21-17 (4)

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"Don't kill the downtown arts district" in Birmingham, Altadena Woods resident Jack Goertz said at a meeting to discuss Hoover's future. more

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Future Hoover 11-14-17 (3)

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About 40 people attended the second of four Future Hoover meetings designed to let residents share their vision for the city. 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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Hoover City Council 9-28-17

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Council members praised the mayor and his staff for making $4 million in cuts since the beginning of September. 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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The mayor is proposing $113.9 million in expenditures and projecting $111 million in revenues for the general fund and plans to make up the difference with the capital projects fund. more

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"People tell me I know where all the bodies are buried. I kind of do," Denise Roberson said. more

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Hoover school bd work session 5-26-17

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"We know that can't happen," Mayor Frank Brocato told the school board. "We all know there's a need for more schools in our city. ... We're going to work hand in hand with each of you to reach that goal." more

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Murdock was the keynote speaker for the 2017 Hoover Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. more

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  • Jeff State Frank Brocato 2-16-18

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    Jeff State Frank Brocato 2-16-18

    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato speaks at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Jefferson State Community College Shelby-Hoover campus in Hoover, Alabama, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.

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    Jeff State Shelby-Hoover campus (5)

    Tala Samour, a student at Jefferson State Community College, leads in the pledge of allegiance to the U.S. flag, during the 25th anniversary celebration of the college's Shelby-Hoover campus in Hoover, Alabama, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. On the podium with her, from left, are Jefferson State Community College Interim President Keith Brown, Jefferson County Manager Tony Petelos and Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato.

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