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Bham city council 8-29-17

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After a long, heated discussion by members, Councilor Marcus Lundy withdrew his resolution to rescind a $1.5 million contract for developer BEAT to build nine homes in Enon Ridge. Read more

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

Central City

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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' Read more

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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. Read more

Central City

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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. Read more

Central City

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Jesse Chambers

The council made changes to the application dates and income requirements for the program, which is set to begin Aug. 1. Read more

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Jesse Chambers

The council voted to allow a retail, office and residential development in an area formerly zoned for heavy industry. They also discussed I-59/20 and a possible World Trade Center. Read more

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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. Read more

Central City

Johnathan Austin 2-28-17

Jesse Chambers

This is a great day in Birmingham, said Council President Johnathan Austin, who said the measure will help poor people in the city. Read more

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Jesse Chambers

The council has a relatively light agenda. 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

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City of Birmingham

A divided council voted 6-3 to appoint William Muhammad to a full term on the soon-to-be-expanded Birmingham Water Works Board. Read more

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Birmingham City Council

Jesse Chambers

City Council President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt again raises issue of minority participation in city projects as two spending measures are sent back to committee. Read more

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