Mayors Discuss Economic and Overall Impact of Sheltering-in-Place

Mayor Dodson of Woodstock and Mayor Sims of West Blocton discuss their observations of traffic around town and how the shut down is affecting municipal revenues.

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With the concern over lessened or absent paychecks as most of the population remains under the shelter in place order, concern also exists for the financial health of local governments. Woodstock’s Mayor Jeff Dodson and West Blocton’s Mayor Daniel Sims joined me yesterday via remote video chat to discuss economic concerns and how the COVID-19 shut-down has and will continue to impact their towns’ capacity to pay the bills.

Dodson also announced another COVID-19 testing center pop-up to take place Monday, April 20. It will be held at Holiday Raceway in Woodstock just as the previous testing.

 

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A father, creative professional, and an alumnus of Bibb County High School, Jeremy has found his way back to Centreville after many years away. He studied Finance and Economics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and almost a decade ago left the "normal" business world for audio and video production. A freelance writer, photographer, sound engineer, and film and video producer/director/editor, his work has appeared online for Southern Living, People, Health, Food & Wine, Sports Illustrated, Cooking Light, It's a Southern Thing, and This Is Alabama, as well as for independent musicians and filmmakers across Alabama.

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