Daily Archives: December 16, 2008


All Larry Langford, all the time. First, he’s got two different sets of lawyers in court:

Lawyers for Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford and co-defendants seek more time for conspiracy trial, citing complex and voluminous material – al.com
Judge denies Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford’s request to drop discrimination lawsuit filed by gay rights group Central Pride Alabama – al.com

And in something almost certainly going to wind up in court, he’s getting criticized by the Jefferson County Personnel Board for his hiring practices:

Jefferson County Personnel Board questions Birmingham’s hiring of mayor’s assistants – al.com

And he’s getting hit up for money from the schools, which really shouldn’t bother:

Birmingham school officials ask Langford for city money to help soften budget cuts – al.com

Aaaaand in late-breaking news he’s planning to start his big paving project:

Mayor Larry Langford says paving ready to begin – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

That could cost $11.6 million, which is one reason why the schools shouldn’t bother.

I don’t know what that means

Jefferson County must pay $735 million to end swap agreements – a figure that could complicate debt settlement talks – al.com

But I know that the county doesn’t have that kind of money.