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Emily Featherston

The council voted on a variety of items at its first meeting of the fiscal year. more

Oct 9, 2017 8:30 PM News

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Several projects are expected to come online early in the year, with others in the works to make progress throughout 2017. more

Dec 30, 2016 3:06 PM News

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Photo courtesy of the city of Vestavia HIlls.

City Manager Jeff Downes has been hearing two words repeatedly since being hired by the city last July: economic development. He believes the best way to make that happen is to bring businesses into the heart of the city. more

May 27, 2014 11:47 AM News

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Photo courtesy of Jennifer Hagler.

In July, City Manager Jeff Downes began laying groundwork to bring an out-of-market restaurant to Vestavia Hills. What he discovered both delighted and frustrated him. more

Sep 30, 2013 2:10 PM News 2 Comments

Vestavia Hills Economic Development Director Fred Baughman's probationary employment is slated to end on Sept. 20, making way for a new system designed by City Manager Jeff Downes. more

Sep 6, 2013 5:14 PM , News

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