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RPC of Greater Birmingham is strapped for cash, owes its debtors

http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/inde....xml&coll=2

http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/inde....xml&coll=2

The Jefferson County Commission had to bail them out with $1.5 million loan. They are planning on raising the member fees 25% for all of the participating cities and counties in the region. This is not a good sign if they are having trouble paying their vendors.

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The RPC is home to the Birmingham MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) that approves the funding and construction of highway projects (mainly federal funds) in the metro area. If we had an actual decent operating transit system, they would be the ones that give the transit board the OK to get federal funds on any major improvements like rail construction.

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The RPC is home to the Birmingham MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) that approves the funding and construction of highway projects (mainly federal funds) in the metro area. If we had an actual decent operating transit system, they would be the ones that give the transit board the OK to get federal funds on any major improvements like rail construction.

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Subject: RPC Holiday Open House and Welcome Reception Reminder

This is a reminder that the RPC will hold a Holiday Open House and Welcome Reception for our new Executive Director, Mr. Charles Ball, on December 14, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This is your chance to meet Mr. Ball and welcome him to our area.

If you plan to attend and have not already called in to R.S.V.P., please do so before Friday.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Cynthia Barton, OA III

Transportation Division

Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham

1731 1st Avenue North Suite 200

Birmingham, AL 35203

(205) 264-8414 Phone

(205) 328-3304 FAX

[email protected]

http://www.bhammpo.org

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Well...it is not so bad. Ball is a regionalist....and I have to show some favor because he is an Auburn Grad. He is also a newer member of the Board of Trustees for Auburn. Perhaps his political connections will help.

I have a feeling that he is going to do a great job of pressing our most important regional issue....mass transit. Time will tell.

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I don't know much about him. I hope you are right because somebody needs to clean up that mess at the RPC with their funding problems and management of funds.

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The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham has hired a new Executive Director. Mr. Charles E. Ball, AICP, accepted the position and began on December 11th. On January 31st at the RPC Annual meeting, he will give a presentation outlining his vision for the RPC of Greater Birmingham.

Does anyone plan on attending? It would be interesting to see what type of vision he has in mind.

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