Birmingham’s Mayor-Elect Randall Woodfin takes office November 28. To kick things off, Woodfin tapped two Birmingham heavyweights to lead his transition team. Who are they?
Our outgoing mayor is for it, and our incoming mayor is ready for the possibilities. Who else is involved with Birmingham’s bid to attract Amazon’s new headquarters to the Magic City?
UPDATE: Randall Woodfin has been declared the winner of Birmingham’s mayoral race, beating incumbent William Bell. Please stay tuned for updates.
PREVIOUSLY: Birmingham divided by mayoral runoff, but is it enough to increase voter turnout?
The Washington Post. Bloomberg. A mention in the New York Times. Birmingham’s present and past continue to play out in the nation’s politics and news.
Earlier this week Birmingham Mayor William Bell had a confederate monument in downtown’s Linn Park covered up, and now the Attorney General is suing the city of Birmingham over it.
There are a lot of people who have declared their intents to run, ya’ll, along with a few who have already bowed out. Who are they? Check out our UPDATED list of potential candidates who are running as of 5/24/17.
Some great news for downtown Ensley.
Yesterday, Mayor William Bell unveiled a $40 Million Public Safety Municipal Complex planned for downtown Ensley. According to the Mayor’s office, the plan would create the first ever Public Safety Municipal Complex for the City of Birmingham pulling Municipal Court, Birmingham Police Department Administration and the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Department Administration to one location. The plan will involve public and private funding.
A reminder about two very important public hearings. Let’s make history tomorrow. Checkout our Bham Now story for details:
Some good news about a new innovative sustainability program in Alabama. From a Green Resource Center for Alabama news release:
This week, the Green Resource Center for Alabama (GRCA) announced the launch of EMERGE, a new sustainability leadership development program designed to help professionals and community advocates advance sustainability in the Birmingham area.
Applications will be accepted through November 18th.