Complaints about Host
I am writing in response to all of the complaints coming from (Birmingham) City Hall regarding Brad Host.
From what I read, it seems that the city manager(s), other commissioners, and various commissioners don't want to be publicly questioned or challenged. Personally, I appreciate a representative who can think independently about what appear to be legitimate support and concerns for his constituents.
My reaction to such continuous admonishments toward Host is that the city manager, commissioners, various committees are a bit secretive and thin-skinned.
I have always appreciated the objectivity of the writing, research, and op-eds published in Downtown. Since I can't make hide nor hair on this issue, I am wondering if this constant battle between the city and Host could be sorted out in an article in your publication. Thank you for your consideration.