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Birmingham (Ala.) extends face covering ordinance; ends curfew

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Extending the city’s mandatory face covering ordinance is necessary because the number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases have not decreased, said...

Crime down overall, but weekend violence unacceptable, Mayor Woodfin says

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times While overall crime is dramatically down in the city of Birmingham, the violence that left four men dead over the...

City Council approves $500K hazard pay for workers dealing with COVID-19

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times In a near empty chamber on Tuesday, the Birmingham City Council approved $500,000 in hazard/overtime pay for city employees working...

Birmingham’s shelter-in-place order extended to April 30

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The Birmingham City Council on Friday extended the city’s current shelter-in-place ordinance to April 30, at the request of Mayor...

Birmingham passes mandatory ‘shelter in place order.’ Here’s why.

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The Birmingham City Council voted Tuesday to require a shelter-in-place order until midnight on April 3 during the COVID-19 public...

City of Birmingham responds to COVID-19 with $4M in emergency funds

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Randall L. Woodfin’s request to provide $4 million to fund police, fire,...

Mayor Woodfin Announces Plan to Pardon Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession

birminghamal.gov   Mayor Randall L. Woodfin on Monday announced an initiative that will allow individuals previously convicted of unlawful possession of marijuana to apply for a...

Mayor Woodfin: New Stadium To Level Playing Field With Other Cities

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times When it came to building a new stadium in the city the proposition for Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin was simple:...

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 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...

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