Larry proposes citywide paving plan

09.24.2008 by André Natta · → 8 Comments

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Well, we figured it would become a bigger story – and it did (with a bigger dollar amount attached). The Birmingham News reported on Birmingham mayor Larry Langford’s proposed $16 million/year plan in today’s edition after Langford announced his intentions to ask the City Council to approve $27 million to pave streets in the city center during his appearance at the Burger-Phillips Building‘s unveiling late last week. The plan according to the story is to pave 500 miles over the next three years, leading some to ask that question more of the same questions…

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Michael
Michael

I have to agree with Dave, it seems we're seeing a lot of ideas that are being paid for with the same pile of money.

Michael
Michael

I have to agree with Dave, it seems we're seeing a lot of ideas that are being paid for with the same pile of money.

Dave(not that one, the other one)
Dave(not that one, the other one)

I certianly agree that paving the roads (especially around UAB) should be a priority. My concern is that the city leaders don't seem to do things with priorities. They seem to feel that everything is equally important and it all needs to be done now, all with the same pile of cash.

Dave(not that one, the other o
Dave(not that one, the other o

I certianly agree that paving the roads (especially around UAB) should be a priority. My concern is that the city leaders don't seem to do things with priorities. They seem to feel that everything is equally important and it all needs to be done now, all with the same pile of cash.

Andre Natta
Andre Natta

At this point, the question may not need to be where the money's coming from, but is this a top priority. I'd have to say yes. The other question would be similar to the one asked by Councilwoman Witherspoon in The News' piece. Depending on the amount of time available tomorrow, I'll see if I can't explain what I mean over on my Birmingham.

Andre Natta
Andre Natta

At this point, the question may not need to be where the money's coming from, but is this a top priority. I'd have to say yes. The other question would be similar to the one asked by Councilwoman Witherspoon in The News' piece. Depending on the amount of time available tomorrow, I'll see if I can't explain what I mean over on my Birmingham.