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Chief Patrick D. Smith said homicides have increased in Birmingham but that people in the city can still feel safe. Read more

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Mayor Randall Woodfin

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The budget prioritizes neighborhood revitalization and fully funding the city’s pension fund, according to Woodfin. Read more

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The $500,000 in the fund will be used to incentivize grocers to locate in Birmingham's food deserts. Read more

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Members also express opposition to state legislation that could prevent cities from banning plastic bags. Read more

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Members passed a resolution urging Jeffco legislators to support the regulation of alternative nicotine products and electronic nicotine delivery systems. Read more

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The Birmingham City Council approved an amendment to the city's budget that will allocate some more money to tear down dilapidated houses. Read more

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Members voted to reallocate some transit money, staff the Communications Department and give tax breaks to a developer. Read more

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Passage of the plan will allow the city to avoid penalties from ADEM, EPA, officials say. Read more

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With the approval of the new shelter to be built, Harris hopes they will be able to eliminate the prevalence of the lottery system and be able to do more for men in crisis. Read more

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Jesse Chambers

Members voted 8-1 to approve an agreement, though MLB said recently it would "reassess" the controversial site at George Ward Park Read more

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Major League Baseball will also "reassess" its preferred location at George Ward Park. Read more

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bham city council 2-26-19

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Council President Pro Tem William Parker asked for a one-week delay before discussing the agreement. Read more

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Woodfin said the ordinance will promote access to healthy food in Birmingham, partly by limiting the number of dollar stores. Read more

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Jesse Chambers

The mayor announced a partnership between Mercedes-Benz and Lawson State and said he wants to rename the CrossPlex after the late Larry Langford. Read more

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The city's new AAF pro football team plays its first game at Legion Field Feb. 10. Read more

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Mayor & Council 1-22-19

Jesse Chambers

Members voted to send a $5.5 million package of budget amendments to its Committee of the Whole. Read more

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Randall Woodfin honored a Birmingham police officer killed Sunday in the line of duty. Read more

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The council also wants to see changes in the state Mayor-Council Act in 2019. Read more

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The body is now back to a full complement of 9 members for the New Year. Read more

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bham city council 12-18-18

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Clinton Woods will represent District 1, and Crystal Smitherman will represent District 6. Read more

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