‘Not Done Yet’: Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson’s Re-Election Announcement Boasts Success While Highlighting Forward Momentum – Yellowhammer News
‘Not Done Yet’: Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson’s Re-Election Announcement Boasts Success While Highlighting Forward Momentum
Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson’s re-election campaign kicked off its first TV commercial of the cycle on Tuesday, highlighting Stimpson’s successes in revitalizing, economic development and improving Mobile’s infrastructure.
The 30-second ad, titled “Not Done Yet,” showcases the city’s big hits that Stimpson has led while emphasizing that Mobile’s momentum continues to grow under his leadership.
According to the campaign, the ad will run on mobile DMA broadcast stations and will also be supported by digital and print ads.
“Mobile has made tremendous progress over the past eight years,” Stimpson said. “From now until the election, you’ll see our campaign run a positive race that highlights the momentum, successes and future of Mobile. We’re building a safer, more business-friendly and family-friendly city, and as we look forward to a new downtown airport, a waterfront park in Brookley, and increased connectivity in Mobile, it’s clear that great things are on the horizon. We haven’t finished yet!
The ad features photos of the following accomplishments by the Stimpson administration, according to its campaign:
Economic Development: Mayor Stimpson’s leadership has led to important economic development projects, including the relocation of Mobile Airport to Brookley Field, the deepening and widening of the port’s navigation channel, and the incentive to both large companies like MTC Logistics and small businesses like restaurants and breweries to move or open in Mobile. The return of the Stimpson-led Carnival cruises to Mobile also adds nearly 200,000 visitors to the city each year.
The Stimpson administration also created Mobile’s first Vendor Diversity Program, which creates and implements programs, policies, and procedures to help veteran minorities, women, and disabled small businesses increase their access to services. supply opportunities and resources to the city to help them develop.
Investments in Public Safety: Under the Stimpson administration, Mobile replaced a significant amount of public safety equipment, from fire and police trucks to new fire stations and technology to combat gun violence.
Additionally, Mobile is the first city in Alabama where all sworn law enforcement officers will wear body cameras – a historic step in increasing transparency, accountability and trust between police and Mobilians.
Revitalization of parks and public spaces: The Stimpson administration has spent more than $ 70 million on parks and recreation since 2013. Notable improvements featured in the ad include the creation of Mardi Gras Park, a redesign of Medal Park of Honor, the city’s first synthetic turf. multipurpose sports field at Mims Park and a new Parkway Seniors Center on Dauphin Island Parkway.
Downtown Revitalization: The Stimpson administration has spearheaded the downtown revitalization, from the revitalization of St. Louis Street to an increased public safety presence, to the spur of new businesses, condos and apartment buildings. ‘apartments like the Meridian at the Port, and over 60 restaurants open downtown. Under Mayor Stimpson’s leadership, the City of Mobile has also increased its investment in public spaces, resulting in cleaner and safer green spaces and new programs for the public to take advantage of these enhanced opportunities.
New infrastructure investments: Under the Stimpson administration, the city of Mobile spent about $ 30 million per year on infrastructure improvements, split evenly among all city council districts – a necessary sum after decades of neglect .
The city also used federal grants to increase connectivity with sidewalks, green spaces, and bike paths on Water and Broad streets. The recently completed Broad Street roundabout is indicative of the outcome of the Broad Street redevelopment project, which is slated for completion this year. In addition, the Three Mile Creek Greenway will connect neighborhoods, parks, shopping districts and provide access to Mobile’s unique natural resources.
St. Louis Street Redevelopment: The Stimpson administration led the revitalization of downtown St. Louis Street. In addition to a revitalized streetscape, Rue Saint-Louis is also home to the Innovation Portal, as well as new restaurants and businesses like Old Majestic Brewing and Cheese Cottage, and a future Greer’s Downtown Market.
The election of the mayor will take place on August 24, 2021.
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn