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Birmingham City Council approves $9M for 15 new buses to connect...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  The City Council voted Tuesday on an agreement with the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) to use federal grant...

Birmingham Promise Education program exceeded expectations, city officials say

By Erica Wight The Birmingham Times The Birmingham Promise Initiative, launched this summer to build pathways into quality jobs for Birmingham City School (BCS) students, came...

City leaders call for prayers, town hall meetings after 4-year-old shot 

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Birmingham city leaders on Tuesday asked for continued prayers for a 4-year-old shot in the Marks Village housing community, and...

City Council Approves Mayor’s $451M Budget for FY20 

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  More than two months after Mayor Randall Woodfin presented his fiscal 2020 budget and three weeks after the fiscal year...

Amid criticism, Woodfin offers ‘facts’ about pilot education program 

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Mayor Randall Woodfin said Tuesday he wanted to put out “factual” information regarding the Birmingham Promise Education Initiative, launched earlier...

City to consider halt on self-storage facilities downtown

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  The Birmingham City Council will consider limiting the number of new self-storage facilities in downtown because they take up a...

Councilor Hoyt calls for National Guard to address crime in the...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt on Tuesday suggested that the city call in the National Guard to deal with crime....

City Council votes to purchase former Ensley HS for $50K

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The Birmingham City Council voted Tuesday for the city to purchase for $50,000 the former Ensley High School, which has...

Here’s What Residents and Nonprofits Want Added to Mayor’s $451M FY...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Residents and representatives from Birmingham nonprofit organizations went before city officials last week to ask for funding in Mayor Randall...

Mayor Woodfin proposes $451M FY 2020 budget with focus on neighborhoods;...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin on Tuesday proposed a $451 million fiscal 2020 budget that includes a focus on neighborhood revitalization...

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