Alabaster mayor runs for re-election

June 20, 2012 by  

As the qualifying period for the election for Alabaster mayor approaches, Mayor David Frings has announced his intention to run for mayor again this year. Frings has been the mayor for Alabaster since 2000 and is hoping to continue his work by being re-elected.

According to Frings, a city of the size of Alabaster requires proven leadership. Frings also believes that the city has prospered under his term and counts the Colonial Promenade shopping center as a result of his work, together with the help of city officials and Alabaster City Council. Veterans Park, off Alabama 119, is another development which has been completed and companies have been drawn to the area.

Frings may also point to a new shopping center, which is to be built near the Colonial Promenade, as another of his achievement. The city now faces the challenge of securing tenants for the new Alabaster Exchange shopping center, which will bring more trade to the area. Extra revenue, from sales taxes of around $5 million, is expected to be generated by the Alabaster Exchange center. This will be used for new facilities in the city and to improve the city parks.

Marty Handlon, a resident of Alabaster, is also running for mayor on August 28 and has promised fresh ideas and resourceful spending, with particular attention given to schools. Both candidates will possibly utilize the facilities of local printing companies, requiring flyer and poster printing services during the campaign. July 3 is the start of the election’s qualifying period, when the candidates start their campaigns in earnest.