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The ad features photos of the following achievements of the Stimpson administration, according to its campaign:
Economic Development: Mayor Stimpson’s leadership has led to major economic development projects, including moving the Mobile Airport to Brookley Field, deepening and widening the port’s fairway, and boosting both large companies such as MTC Logistics and small businesses such as move or open restaurants and breweries in Mobile. The Stimpson-led return of Carnival cruises to Mobile also attracts nearly 200,000 visitors to the city each year.
The Stimpson Administration also created Mobile’s first Supplier Diversity Program, which creates and implements programs, policies, and procedures to help minorities, women, and experienced small businesses with disabilities increase their access to the city’s sourcing opportunities and resources to help them grow. .
Public Safety Investments: Under the Stimpson administration, Mobile has replaced a significant amount of public safety equipment, from fire and police vehicles to new fire stations and technology to combat gun violence.
In addition, Mobile is the first city in Alabama where all sworn law enforcement officers will wear body cameras — a milestone in increasing transparency, accountability and trust between police and Mobilians.
Park and Public Space Revitalization: The Stimpson Administration has spent more than $70 million on parks and recreational opportunities since 2013. Notable improvements featured in the ad include the creation of Mardi Gras Park, an overhaul of the Medal of Honor Park, the city’s first synthetic turf multi-use sports field in Mims Park, and a new Parkway Senior Center on Dauphin Island. parkway.
Downtown Revitalization: Stimpson’s administration has led to the downtown revitalization, from revitalizing St. Louis Street to greater public safety presence, encouraging new businesses, condominiums, and apartment buildings such as the Meridian at the Port, and more than 60 restaurants to open downtown . Under the leadership of Mayor Stimpson, the City of Mobile has also increased investment in public spaces, leading to cleaner, safer green spaces and new programming for the public to take advantage of these enhanced opportunities.
New Infrastructure Investments: Under Stimpson’s administration, the City of Mobile has spent about $30 million a year on infrastructure improvements, split equally among all city council districts — a necessary amount after decades of neglect.
The city has also used federal grants to increase connectivity to sidewalks, green spaces and bike paths on water and broad streets. The Broad Street roundabout, recently completed, is indicative of the outcome of the Broad Street redevelopment project, due to be completed this year. In addition, the Three Mile Creek Greenway will connect neighborhoods, parks and commercial districts and provide access to Mobile’s unique natural resources.
St. Louis Street Redevelopment: The Stimpson Administration has led the revitalization of downtown St. Louis Street. In addition to a revitalized streetscape, St. Louis St. also houses the Innovation Portal, as well as new restaurants and businesses such as Old Majestic Brewing and the Cheese Cottage, and an emerging Greer’s Downtown Market.
The mayoral elections will take place on August 24, 2021.
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn