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bham city council 11-6-18

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Woodfin also explained his absence from Oct. 30 meeting, gets criticism from Councilor Hoyt. Read more

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Jesse Chambers

The measure was introduced by Council President Johnathan Austin declaring Birmingham "strives to be a community free of hostilities and aggressions and uphold the commitment to be a community free of prejudice, bigotry and hate." Read more

Neck of the Woods

Birmingham City Council

Jesse Chambers

The council also voted 7-0 to approve an agreement between the city and ALDOT to do another study of plans to relocate the aging I-20/59 interstate outside of downtown Birmingham. Read more

Neck of the Woods

Birmingham City Council

Jesse Chambers

Steven Hoyt withdraws request for DNC expenses, says staff ‘is quite selective’ Read more

Neck of the Woods

Birmingham City Council

Jesse Chambers

Disagreement broke out when councilors considered a series of resolutions to pay for the travel expenses of some council members and other city officials. Read more

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Tara Massouleh

The council voted to override Bell’s veto of a resolution the members passed on Aug. 9 to hire a local law firm to represent the city and the council in a legal challenge to a 2015 state law that dilutes the city’s power in the water works board. Read more

Happenings

Kingston Fire Station

Jesse Chambers

“I’m happy,” said Kingston resident Marretta Griffin. “It’s about time. Thank the Lord.” Read more

Happenings

Council meeting 8/16

Tara Massouleh

With a 4-4 vote, the council did not approve $3 million in capital funding to build a new fire station in the Kingston neighborhood. Read more

Neck of the Woods

The $61 million dollar deal with Trane U.S. Inc. will span two decades and affect 120 city owned buildings. Read more

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Tara Massouleh

The Birmingham city council approved a contract to hire Sirote & Permutt for legal counsel in the Birmingham Water Works lawsuit against state legislation that would nearly double the size of the water works board. Read more

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