Why stop there?

Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford wants millions for citywide street paving – al.com

$126 million, to be exact. That’s a lot of millions. And that’s his estimate, so the real number will have to be at least $150 million.

He wants to pave every street and sidewalk in the city. (Except, presumably, the ones in front of schools, which will have to come out of the Board of Education’s budget.) But surely, there are other things he could pave while he’s at it. Lawns, for example. Maybe Milton McGregor has ideas.

The roads in Birmingham aren’t in great shape, but this sort of thing sounds like the first step towards Atlanta-style permanent construction, and nobody wants that. Well, except the road construction companies.


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