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Woods, Smitherman Win Council Races; Alexander headed to runoff election

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Clinton Woods, District 1 Birmingham City Councilor, easily won his race; Crystal Smitherman, narrowly avoided a runoff election in a...

Birmingham to launch on-demand shared ride service 

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  On Tuesday, the Birmingham City Council unanimously voted to invest $250,000 to launch a new on-demand shared ride service that...

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...

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