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Birmingham City Council Approves $1.3M Police Software; But Some Voice Concerns  

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Despite concern from citizens about software for the police department that they say could include facial recognition, the Birmingham...

Councilor Wardine Alexander’s fellowship to address racial inequalities in her district 

By Cody Owens birminghamal.gov “This is a huge opportunity, not for me personally, but for this community to see real transformative change,” Birmingham City Councilor Wardine...

Councilor Wardine Alexander Hosts Mask Giveaway, COVID-19 Testing

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Jefferson County, Birmingham City Council President Pro Tempore Wardine Alexander...

Birmingham projects $75M loss in revenue; mayor cites COVID-19

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Due to the impact of COVID-19, the city of Birmingham is projected to have a $75 million revenue shortfall and...

Birmingham Street Will Not Be Renamed Black Lives Matter Blvd.

The Birmingham Times The Birmingham City Council will not consider a resolution that seeks to rename a portion of Sixteenth Street North to Black Lives...

Wearing black ribbons Birmingham City Councilors honor George Floyd

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Wearing black ribbons, Birmingham City Councilors on Tuesday passed a resolution of support for George Floyd, the Minneapolis man killed...

How Birmingham City Councilors Maintain Contact With Constituents. From a Distance.

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Social media, emails, conference calls. These have become popular means of communication for Birmingham City Council members, who are limited...

City Council makes changes to face covering ordinance

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday amended its mandatory face covering ordinance to change requirements for offices, job sites, children,...

Birmingham agency to manage city’s $1.2M small business loan program

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The City Council today authorized the city to enter into an agreement with the Birmingham Business Resource Center to administer...

City Councilor Crystal Smitherman to Host Job Fair March 18

By Cody Owens Birminghamal.gov Since stepping into office, Councilor Crystal Smitherman has been an advocate for increasing economic opportunities for people in District 6. On Wednesday, March...

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