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Hoover City Council 9-17-18

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Some council members voiced concerns about the increase in spending in the budget, but a majority said they felt the spending was justified for a growing city with growing needs. more

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City staff changed the way police overtime pay is reported to the Retirement Systems of Alabama due to a recent Supreme Court decision, but Smith said the court decision was misinterpreted. more

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Met baseball opening 8-11-18

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Hundreds of people showed up to check out the five new fields at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex. more

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pool rescue

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Lifeguards April Fitten and Taylor Davis rescued a man and his young son, neither of whom knew how to swim, as they accidentally went from the shallow end of the pool to the deep end. more

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Inverness sewer meeting 7-31-18 (1)

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Several residents said they believe a sewer rate increase is indeed needed. 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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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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Hoover prayer breakfast 2018 25

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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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  • 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.

  • Jeff State Shelby-Hoover campus (5)

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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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