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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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A financial consultant has told city leaders the city is headed for years of deficit budgets and no money for capital projects if something is not done to boost revenues or cut 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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John Lyda 2016

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Lyda is running for Place 3 on the council. more

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Ross Bridge Hotel

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Hoover council member John Lyda said that discussion in a Thursday council work session led to an agreement to table consideration of doubling Hoover lodging tax. The motion to table will be formally made by the council on Monday night. more

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Ross Bridge Hotel

Roy L. Williams.

The Hoover City Council during its Monday, July 20 meeting will hear a second reading of an ordinance that would double the city lodging tax from 3 to 6 percent. more

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Hoover City Council

Katie Turpen

The Hoover City Council on Monday July 6 will consider a proposal from Mayor Gary Ivey to raise the city's lodging tax rate from 3 percent to 6 percent. The overall tax would rise from 14 to 17 percent. more

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