Population: 4,369,862
Counties: 67
Governor Don Eugene Siegelman

Click here for the amount of protected land in Alabama, and click here to review Alabama's federal transportation spending.
Source:  Pew Center on the States & Changing Direction:  Federal Transportation Spending in the 1990s. Surface Transportation Policy Project

For an overview of Alabama's planning and zoning statutes, see the excellent summary provided by the American Planning Association

Although there was no coordinated effort to institute systematic land-use law reform in the state in 1999, recently laws relating to county zoning, the appointment of planning commission members, and notice provisions for adopting zoning ordinances were enacted. More than a dozen land-use related bills have been introduced including measures aimed at subdivision law and master planning.