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Hoover City budget amended again for Riverwalk development; CFO: ‘We didn't know the amount’ when we signed the lease

When the City of Hoover announced its plan for the proposed Riverwalk Village development almost a year ago on June 28, 2023, it was touted as a win-win for taxpayers and the developer. 

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Testimony reveals City of Hoover is undergoing a forensic audit; Questions of authorization, payment remain

The City of Hoover is in Week 2 of hearings related to a contested Certificate of Need. Testimony from Mayor Frank Brocato last week included claims of alleged blackmail, allegations that prompted a detailed denial by lobbyist Pat Lynch. 

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Apryl Marie Fogel: Lawyers walk back testimony from Hoover City Councilman John Lyda on contested CON project

The ongoing hearing in Hoover over a contested facility has given a fascinating look into far more than the proposed facility itself — the Riverchase Surgery and Diagnostics Center.

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City of Hoover buries Certificate of Need meeting notice as first day proceedings include blackmail, intimidation accusations

The press release arrived at 6:52 p.m. on Memorial Day; its subject line was “The City of Hoover to Participate in CON Hearings Starting Tomorrow.” 

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Hoover Channel passes milestone as questions linger over Hoover city government transparency

The Hoover Channel YouTube Page posted its 200th video this past Saturday.