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Dozens of ‘Free Palestine’ protesters show up as Birmingham City Council honors Jewish American History Month

Dozens of Palestine supporters showed up Tuesday at the Birmingham City Council meeting to ask for a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

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Birmingham in 2023: This year’s top stories in Alabama’s largest metro area

Though Birmingham is no longer Alabama’s largest city, the Birmingham area remains the largest metropolitan region in the state. In 2023, the City of Birmingham faced several problems, from a wave of violent crime that continued into 2023 from 2022 to a severe truancy problem in its public school system that drew the ire of Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin.

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Birmingham City Councilwoman 'disturbed' by weekend violent crime — ‘It is incumbent upon every single person in this city to stand up and do something’

After a spree of fatal shootings over the weekend in Birmingham, one city councilwoman released a statement asking Birmingham citizens to “stand up and do something” when they see something suspicious.

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Birmingham City Council gives $5 million loan to Birmingham-Southern College

The Birmingham City Council approved a $5 million loan for Birmingham-Southern College on Tuesday that will help fund operations at the private school for the near future.

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Birmingham city councilman once promising investigation into October’s council president election now silent

Last month, Birmingham City Councilman Clinton Woods told the media that he planned to bring an investigation into the election of the council president before the council in the coming weeks. 

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Birmingham City Council officially elects new president, plans to investigate issues with previous results

During a special meeting on Friday morning, Birmingham City Council members officially selected Darrell O’Quinn as their new president after the results of Tuesday’s election were called into question.

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Birmingham City Council schedules special meeting Friday to settle questions about new president vote

The Birmingham City Council called a special meeting on Friday after unexpectedly naming councilman Darell O’Quinn council president on Tuesday.

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Birmingham City Council president election in question due to computation error

Members of the Birmingham City Council on Tuesday thought they elected Councilman Darrell O’Quinn as the new city council president. Now, according to reports, they might have to cast another vote.

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Birmingham City Council could be in violation of state law for $4.5 million agreement with pro-ESG bank for Rickwood Field renovations

The Birmingham City Council unanimously voted to enter a $4.5 million funding agreement on Tuesday with PNC Bank to provide for improvements to the historic baseball stadium Rickwood Field.

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Birmingham City Council president opposes Birmingham-Southern bailout, resolution promising city funds to private college still passes

The Birmingham City Council passed a resolution Tuesday promising $2.5 million to $5 million to aid the financially troubled Birmingham-Southern College.

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Why the City of Birmingham received 100% on far-left Human Rights Campaign municipality database

The City of Birmingham was awarded the highest possible score from the Human Rights Campaign in its Municipal Equality Index for 2022, which rewards scores for cities based on factors such as providing transgender-inclusive health care benefits and employing an “LGBTQ+ Liaison” among other criteria.

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Birmingham city councilman questions whether $65,000 for public notices in print Birmingham Times newspaper is excessive

One councilman at Tuesday’s Birmingham City Council meeting pulled an item from the consent agenda to express his concern about paying $65,000 to the Birmingham Times to publish public notices in print for the city.

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Birmingham City Council approves funding for hospital program to prevent retaliation following violent crime

Birmingham City Council approved an agreement with the Jefferson County Board of Health to fund the implementation of a hospital-linked violence intervention program, which is supposed to help reduce acts of retaliation from victims of violent crimes and their loved ones.

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Birmingham City Council unanimously passes Woodfin’s fiscal year 2023 budget with amendments after council-mayor tensions resolve

The Birmingham City Council unanimously passed Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin’s proposed $554 million fiscal year 2024 budget on Tuesday following tension between the city’s legislative and executive branches.

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‘Little king in Birmingham’ — Birmingham city councilman argues mayor’s unusual spending authority prevents council from addressing crime, budget

Birmingham City councilman Hunter Williams spoke to 1819 News on Thursday about how legislation from a disgraced former lawmaker led to a power imbalance in the city government, hindering the council from serving its constituents today. 

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Birmingham Amphitheater moves forward, potentially slated for 2025 opening

Birmingham’s new Caraway Amphitheater may be one step closer to beginning construction, according to reports.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin proposes third cost of living adjustment in the last year, part of $554 million budget

As part of his new $554 million city budget for fiscal year 2024, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin proposed another cost of living adjustment for police and firefighters, which would be the third since last May.

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Birmingham City Council approves $1.3 million in parking authority funds to renovate part of abandoned parking deck into a restaurant

The Birmingham City Council approved over $1 million in funds from the Birmingham Parking Authority to go toward renovating an abandoned parking garage for a local restaurant.

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Birmingham City Council passes resolution to disapprove bill in Alabama Legislature to overhaul the BWWB — ‘Totally unfair how they bully Birmingham'

The Birmingham City Council passed a resolution on Tuesday to express its disapproval of a bill in the Alabama House of Representatives that would overhaul the Birmingham Water Works Board and reorganize the appointment structure of its members.

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Birmingham City Council debates pledging support for Birmingham-Southern bailout, delays decision to April

The Birmingham City Council is divided in its support for a Birmingham Southern College bailout, even as Gov. Kay Ivey, state legislators and a Jefferson County commissioner have already expressed disinterest in forking up money for the private school. 

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Birmingham City Council presses Alabama Legislature to make it easier for city to gain control of vacant property

The Birmingham City Council has set several legislative priorities for 2023 aimed at making it easier for the city to take control of certain pieces of property around the city.

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Birmingham City Council spends surplus on city employee raise, ‘family fun park’ in Five Points West, Caraway Amphitheater and more

The Birmingham City Council unanimously approved several measures on Tuesday morning to spend what Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said is a budget surplus of over $80 million.

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Birmingham City Council approves consulting agreement with Bill Gates-funded Aspen Institute to address violence problem

The city will pay $275,000 for the non-profit to compile criminal justice-related statistics from neighborhoods in Birmingham and Jefferson County.

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Study claims World Games had $165 million economic impact — Only $11.7 million 'direct' impact

Experts predicted this past summer's World Games in Birmingham to have an economic impact of $256.5 million. However, according to a new study, the actual impact was much lower than expected.

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Leftists blast Birmingham’s 'micro-shelter' plan; Critics call shelter communities ‘concentration camps’

Left-wing national media outlet Vice released a story on Thursday morning that cited staunch critics of liberal Democrat and Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin’s new “micro-shelter” program, which he suggests will help solve the homelessness problem in the city. 

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Birmingham City Council approves plan to build 'micro-shelters' for city's homeless — Site and provider selection to begin

The Birmingham City Council unanimously passed a measure to move forward with a plan to build a community of “micro-shelters” for the homeless in the city.

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Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin proposes $13.5 million 'cost of living adjustment' for city employees after already approving raise in recent budget

The Birmingham City Council is considering a pay raise for its employees that would cost the city over $13 million if approved.

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