The municipal election for city commission is over a year off but rumblings are starting to surface that at least one Birmingham board member could be the target of a concerted effort for change come next November. First elected in 2019, the term of commissioner Brad Host is up in November of 2023. A polarizing figure even before he last sought office, the performance of Host on the city commission has done little to improve his reputation with what appears to be a growing chorus of critics who are already speculating about possible candidates to take his place. Host was elected along with Clinton Baller and Therese Longe, along with Pierre Boutros who is also the topic of speculation as another possible replacement target. Stay tuned.