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Sam Jones: I am walking the walk on pedestrian/biking path over I-10 bridge

3 on July 15 at the St. Andrews Course of the St. Andrews Golf & Country Club in West Chicago. He shot 53-over-par for the 18-hole tournament. Will Gunst, 15, of Elmhurst, won the event with a 1-under-par score of 70, topping the field of 86 golfers, of whom 34 qualified.
Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/wheaton/briefs/chi-jns-510165662-wheaton-20130722,0,3606267.story

(WPMI) The plans for a Port City skate park went from dream to design Wednesday as Mayor Sam Jones unveiled the first images of the facility. Jones made the announcement at Memorial Public Satey Park, where the skate park will be built. For some, it was long-awaited, for many it is long overdue as a safe place for skaters to gather. "You don't necessarily see them on the main streets a lot of the time," Wooden Heart Skate Shop owner Jewel Cullen said, "We're behind buildings and in alley ways." "Our tag line has been, 'If your city doesn't have a skate park, then the city itself becomes a skate park,'" he added. The need has been a big concern and was highlighted in a tragic way in March 2013. Hunter Sorenson was skateboarding down an Orange Beach parking garage ramp when he lost control and fell into oncoming traffic. He was 14 when he died.
Source: http://www.local15tv.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wpmi_mobile-skate-park-design-unveiled-1193.shtml

Mobile Mayor Sam Jones, Sandy Stimpson spar over crime, qualilty of life and finances during forum (updated, video)

The Metropolitan Planning Organization strategically plans and identifies future transportation improvements using state and federal funds. Please note that under my leadership on the MPO, we solicited the Mobile Area Transportation Study (MATS), a comprehensive and continuous look at ways to improve and expand multimodal transportation options for passengers. In addition, we formed the MPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the Technical Coordinating/Citizens Advisory Committee. These are standing committees that will advise the MPO on future transportation projects. Although the final decision on the bridge will be made by the Federal High Administration and the Alabama Department of Transportation, a positive vote from this panel, will certainly weigh heavily. This is some of the wording on the resolution "...Therefore, Be it Resolved that the MATS Metropolitan Planning Organization in session this 5th day of June 2013, does hereby express support for bicycle/pedestrian facilities to be included into the design and construction of the I-10 Mobile River Bridge..." The MPO's decisions are powerful when it comes to determining which projects are funded locally. There is no doubt a transportation alternative is needed to address the congestion we experience daily going through our tunnels.
Source: http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/06/sam_jones_i_am_walking_the_wal.html

Sandy Stimpson who is the owner of Gulf Lumber Company and its successor, Scotch & Gulf Lumber LLC is also a very business mined man with plenty of experience running a successful large corporation. View slideshow: Round 2 of the 2013 Mayoral Debate Both candidates are running their campaign on their past experience records with Mayor Jones basing his experience on his ability to run the city and Sandy Stimpson basing his experience on his ability to run a successful large corporation. Concerning a pledge not to raise taxes, Mayor Jones made a blow below the belt at Sandy Stimpson. Sandy Stimpson stated that he could not make a pledge not to raise taxes until he took office and looked at the budget and Mayor Jones reply and stated you won't have to worry about whether you're going to sign that pledge, you'll never get to that point. Both candidates are running their campaign on their past experience records Photo credit: Mobilecitybuzzexaminer Click on the links below to view other content about about the race to be the next Mayor of Mobile Alabama.
Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/round-2-of-the-2013-mayoral-debate

Round 2 of the 2013 Mayoral Debate (Photos)

Jones also said that attrition is partly due to retirements and transfers. "We don't have a mass exodus of police officers," he said. Population Jones, in addressing a loss of city population between April 1, 2010 to July 2, 2012, said he supports annexations and believes nearly 60,000 people receive city police and fire services within Mobile's police jurisdiction, which is not within city limits. Stimpson said keeping people in Mobile depends on making Mobile more business friendly for small businesses and improvements to quality of life issues like developing bike paths and improving parks. "If you don't have clean, safe parks and you don't have bike trails and other amenities, official website at some point, I'm going somewhere else," Stimpson said. "There are a lot of cities that reach out and do annexations but if Mobile doesn't reach out and take care of what's going on in Mobile, people will leave." Jones said crime isn't an issue for people living outside the city limits west of Mobile.
Source: http://blog.al.com/live/2013/07/mobile_mayor_sam_jones_sandy_s_1.html

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