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City Council President Austin: Time to capitalize on the untapped potential...

By Johnathan Austin As soon as I was old enough to walk, I learned to march.  Birmingham’s history was sewn into the fabric of my family,...

Birmingham City Council approves food tax rebate program

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Mayor William Bell and City Council President Johnathan Austin said this week they are both pleased to begin steps to...

Gov. Robert Bentley, Birmingham Council President clash over Sanctuary City resolution

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham City Council President Johnathan Austin was not pleased that Alabama Governor Robert Bentley dismissed the council’s support of sanctuary...

Birmingham City Council passes sanctuary city resolution

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution declaring Birmingham a sanctuary city which would protect citizens regardless...

City Council, state lawmakers discuss ‘common mission’ ahead of legislative session

Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Birmingham City Council President Johnathan Austin on Tuesday urged state legislators and local elected officials to communicate and work on a...

Affordable housing at center of Birmingham CrossPlex delay

Monique Jones The Birmingham Times A resolution approving the start of construction on retail development at the Birmingham CrossPlex was delayed during Tuesday’s City Council meeting,...

$2.58M legal payment violated City Code, say some on Birmingham City...

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Some Birmingham City Council members said Tuesday they had serious concerns about a $2.58 million legal payment to C.W. Woods...

Birmingham City Council returns to neighborhoods to discuss 2016 budget

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times The Birmingham City Council heard “loud and clear” what the citizens wanted for their neighborhoods, said President Johnathan Austin, as...

Johnathan Austin considering run for Birmingham mayor

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham City Council President Johnathan Austin said he has not ruled out running for mayor in August 2017. “No, I have...

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