If Alabama lawmakers had passed HB177 this legislative session, the current members of the Birmingham Water Works Board could have been fired and replaced. The bill would’ve also altered the qualification and appointment structure of the board.
Just as some state legislators push to overhaul the Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB), the utility decided on Wednesday to adopt a new self-governance policy and director pledge.
After a year of crisis at the Birmingham Water Works, two state legislators representing part of the Birmingham area are trying to alter the qualifications for serving on the Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB) and make the utility regional. That means the Alabama Gov. would gain the authority to appoint three of its members.
Birmingham-Southern College is asking taxpayers to foot the bill for a $37.5 million government bailout, according to the Associated Press.
State Sen. Dan Roberts (R-Mountain Brook) told the Mid-Alabama Republican Club (MARC) on Saturday that the Alabama House of Representatives...