City Council Meeting Recap 2.13.18

Here’s the video from today’s meeting:

And here’s a recap of the items the City Council passed today:

Item 4

An Ordinance “TO FURTHER AMEND THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET” for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, by appropriating $393,483.00 to Public Works, various repair and maintenance accounts, the fund source being Use Tax revenue.

A number of infrastructure improvements and repair projects are part of this package that’s being funded by revenue from Sales Tax in the City of Birmingham. A full list of the projects and their individuals costs are included below.

For more information, please contact the Office of the City Council at 205.254.2294

Item 24

A Resolution setting a public hearing March 6, 2018 to consider the adoption of an ordinance to regulate the development of complete streets within the City of Birmingham.

The “Complete Streets” Ordinance will be an effective tool in gaging the need and viability for including multi-modes of transportation for streets in the city. The ordinance will require that all street improvements will be evaluated to determine if other modes of transportation, aside from automobiles, should be included when street improvements are being considered. The goal is to create a network of streets that are designed to safely accommodate automobiles, transit, pedestrians and bicyclists so that transportation options are provided which will produce many benefits from health to economic. Complete streets are comfortable for all users including pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders, and motorists. They are safe for people of all ages and abilities. Complete streets are shared public spaces and are one of the fundamental elements of great urban neighborhoods. They allow people to get to shops, to work, and to school. They provide for a high quality of life and for strong economic vitality. Well over a thousand cities have adopted Complete Streets policies. The complete streets ordinance was recommended for approval by the Birmingham Planning Commission on January 10, 2018, and was also recommended by both the Transportation Committee and the Planning and Zoning Committee. Well over a thousand cities have adopted Complete Streets policies. Click here to learn more about Complete Streets.

Below is a downloadable copy of the City’s Complete Streets Ordinance:

Here are two images, before and after, that can serve as an example of what a Complete Street might look like:

For more information, please contact the Office of the City Council at 205.254.2294

Item 25

A Resolution setting a public show cause hearing to consider revoking the business licenses issued to Eastlake Suppertter, Inc., aka Eastlake Supertter, Inc., 421 Oporto Madrid Boulevard North, Birmingham, AL 35206, and to consider rescinding Resolution №1451–16, granting approval for an Off Premise Beer and Wine License to be used at 421 Oporto Madrid Boulevard North Suite A, approved on August 9, 2016, and Resolution №1453–16, granting approval for a Lounge Retail Liquor — Class II License to be used at 421 Oporto Madrid Boulevard North Suite B, approved on August 9, 2016. Said hearing shall be held at the Council’s regular meeting in the Council Chambers, Third Floor, in the City Hall in Birmingham, Alabama on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at 9:30 a.m.

On January 30th, the Public Safety Committee held a show cause hearing and heard from both those for, and against keeping the gas station convenience store open. The Committee voted to recommend bringing the matter before the full City Council.

Here’s the video from that Public Safety Committee meeting:

The owner and her legal representation will have the right to due process and will be invited to share their story and evidence to support their argument for keeping the license. Those who have called for the city to revoke the business license will also be allowed to present testimonies, as well as supporting documents.

For a full background about this issue, please read our original story about the EastLake “Super Deli” here:

For more information, please contact the Office of the City Council at 205.254.2294

Full Agenda

City Code

The City of Birmingham’s General Code is all online, and accessible here:

Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

9:00 a.m. — Special Called Park Board Meeting — Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Thursday, February 15, 2018

3:00 p.m. — Joint Planning & Zoning Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — 5th Floor Conference Room

Monday, February 19, 2018

4:00 p.m. — Joint Transportation Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — Conference Room “A”

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

9:00 a.m. — Pre-Council Meeting — City Council Chambers; 9:30 a.m. — Council Meeting — City Council Chambers

2:00 p.m. — Joint Utilities/Technology Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — Conference Rooms “D & E”

3:30 p.m. — Joint Public Safety Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — Conference Rooms “D & E”

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

9:00 a.m. — Park Board Meeting — Maxine Herring Parker Board Room @ Legion Field, 400 Graymont Avenue West

Neighborhood Association Meeting Schedule

You can find your Neighborhood Association meeting time, place, and contact info of your neighborhood officers here:

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