A Message from Mayor Stimpson - October 15
Oct 15th, 2020
It is 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, and I am writing to give you an update from the City of Mobile.
Today, the Mobile County Health Department reports 14,157 COVID-19 cases, an increase of 67 cases. To review the detailed report, click here.
Our teams on the ground made great progress yesterday collecting the trash and debris left by Hurricane Sally. More than 350 truckloads of vegetation debris and 435 hanging limbs were collected in the last 24 hours alone. As of today, we have collected 77% of the estimated 381,360 cubic yards of trash and debris we anticipate seeing on our first pass through the City. A second pass will begin immediately afterward.
Last night, members of my senior leadership staff met with representatives from the 100 Black Men of Greater Mobile to share our administrative priorities for the upcoming year and get feedback from their members about ways we can work together. I appreciate their engagement and look forward to continuing conversations about ways to improve our City with the 100 and other organizations in our community.
We'll be celebrating Halloween a little early in Mobile during tomorrow night's "Spooky Walk" - our in-person and virtual LODA Art Walk. We're encouraging residents to dress up and join us for a number of events throughout downtown Mobile's entertainment district from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. or watch the simultaneous virtual event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Art Walk Facebook page.
I would also remind you that the deadline to fill out your U.S. Census is tonight at midnight. It is hard to overstate how critical the Census count is to our community. If you have already filled out the Census yourself, remind your friends, family and coworkers to do the same before they head to bed this evening. Those who haven't filled it out can do so by going to www.2020Census.gov. It only takes a few minutes.
Last night I recommended a book I'm currently reading called Harbinger II: The Return by Jonathan Cahn. I should mention that you do not need to have read Cahn's previous best-selling novel The Harbinger to enjoy this fascinating read.