William Bell

bham city council 11-21-17

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Members approved an agreement with the BJCTA to implement the Bus Rapid Transit project between Woodlawn and Five Points West, and outgoing Mayor William Bell said farewell. more

Nov 21, 2017 2:27 PM Neck of the Woods

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

Along with Mayor William Bell, incumbent City Council members Kim Rafferty and Johnathan Austin have lost their seats, based on Tuesday's unofficial results. more

Oct 3, 2017 11:03 PM


Sarah Finnegan

Birmingham metro area leaders thought outside the box when they decided to announce a campaign to bring Amazon to Birmingham. more

Sep 25, 2017 2:56 PM Business

Political challenger Randall Woodfin's strong showing in August election forces Oct. 3 mayoral runoff with incumbent William Bell. more

Sep 20, 2017 11:27 AM Faces

Woodfin & Bell 9-8-17

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Both men largely stuck to their stump speeches, with Bell trumpeting downtown revitalization and other projects, and Woodfin saying that the mayor has neglected the city's other neighborhoods. more

Sep 8, 2017 3:06 PM Happenings

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School board member Randall Woodfin was the top vote-getter in the mayoral race in the Birmingham municipal election on Aug. 22 more

Aug 23, 2017 12:49 AM

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After events in Charlottesville, Virgina, Council President Austin urged Mayor Bell to immediately remove Confederate monuments from city parks. more

Aug 15, 2017 2:46 PM Central City

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"This is all about the community at the end of the day," Melvia Walton with the Birmingham Public Library said. more

Aug 4, 2017 8:52 AM Happenings

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Mayor William Bell accused council of suggesting unwise cuts to police and parks, but council president accuses mayor of making 'fake news' more

Aug 1, 2017 2:36 PM Neck of the Woods

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The candidates in the Aug. 22 city election debated in front of a large crowd at Woodlawn United Methodist Church on Friday, July 14. more

Jul 15, 2017 10:36 AM Happenings

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Jesse Chambers

The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit authority held the official opening to the new MAX Birmingham Central Station on Friday, June 30. more

Jun 30, 2017 4:34 PM Central City

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City of Birmingham

The budget Bell presented to the council is $428 million -- 64 percent larger than the city's budget for 2012. Now the usual budget discussions with the city council will begin. more

May 16, 2017 12:32 PM Central City

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Ali Renckens

Mayor William Bell signed a contract allowing renovations to begin on the historic Carver, and the city engineer said repairs to Rickwood should be complete in 2017. more

May 9, 2017 2:20 PM Central City

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Alyx Chandler

The Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument was established as part of the National Park System on Jan. 12 as one of former President Barack Obama's final actions. On Saturday, April 15, from 1-3 p.m., a dedication celebration took place. more

Apr 17, 2017 3:41 PM Happenings

bham city hall

Photo by Jesse Chambers

The city will spend more than $9 million on paving projects, and Birmingham's land bank is seeking to help Titusville residents obtain properties the next 60 days. more

Apr 11, 2017 2:10 PM Central City


Alyx Chandler

The Magic City Connector fleet is downtown Birmingham's newest, revamped public transportation. more

Mar 27, 2017 9:19 AM Happenings

Birmingham City Hall

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The Birmingham City Council failed to pass a resolution that would have made an associate of Mayor Bell the school board's point person with the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. more

Mar 14, 2017 3:56 PM Central City

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Jesse Chambers

Council quizzes Mayor Bell about plans for Ramsay McCormack building, votes to settle old lawsuit more

Jan 3, 2017 3:36 PM Neck of the Woods

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Jesse Chambers

The council wishes to hear more about plans for the Crossplex Retail Development Project before approving about $3.8 million in site work. more

Nov 22, 2016 2:47 PM Happenings

Mayor William Bell 11-15-16

Jesse Chambers

if President Obama names Birmingham's Civil Rights District a national monument, it would mean more money to revitalize the traditional African-American commercial area. more

Nov 16, 2016 7:53 AM Neck of the Woods