City Council Meeting Recap 2.5.19

Here’s the video from the meeting:

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

Item 1

A Resolution amending the Druid Hills Urban Renewal and Redevelopment Plan to include an expansion of the Plan’s redevelopment boundary area, and the hearing of all interested parties.

The City Council passed this item, expanding the boundaries of the Druid Hills Urban Renewal and Redevelopment Area to include the Carraway Hospital Campus and surrounding areas. The adoption of an Urban Renewal Plan for an area provides the City with a plan to eliminate blight and blighting factors and promote redevelopment. Currently, the City of Birmingham has adopted 46 Urban Renewal Plans.

Adoption of this amendment to Druid Hills’ Urban Renewal Plan will help the developer, Corporate Reality, acquire 5 abandoned, tax-delinquent properties. Those properties are:

1547 Walnut Hill Circle

1521 Walnut Hill Circle

2212 15th Avenue North

2214 15th Avenue North

1500 Walnut Hill Circle

No other property will be acquired as a result if the adoption of an implementation of the Amended Druid Hills Plan.

In September and October 2018, the City of Birmingham and Carraway Hospital Campus property owner Corporate Realty held two public visioning sessions to allow residents of the surrounding neighborhoods to give their input about what they’d like to see developed in the area.

For more information on this item, please read:

Item 40

A Resolution authorizing and empowering the Mayor to execute and deliver an Agreement between the City of Birmingham and Community Food Bank of Central Alabama, pursuant to §11–40–1, §11–47–130, §22- 3–11, and §38–2–9, Code of Alabama 1975, to provide its Kids Meal Campaign to provide meals for the poor and needy citizens of District 8, which campaign develops and manages mobile school pantries that offer fresh fruits, vegetables, and other healthy staples to families in need, opening once a month at times determined to be convenient for clients, in the total amount of $14,000.00, said funds to come from funding source MO102CP 003996.

The Community Food Bank’s Kids Meal Campaign has a goal to raise 55,000 meals per year for students, siblings, and families of District 8. They are establishing family markets at each of the following schools:

Minor Elementary, Central Park Elementary, Brown Elementary, Princeton Elementary, Green Acres Middle, Bush K8, and Bush Hills Academy.

Their Family Markets are mobile school pantries that offer fresh fruits, vegetable, and other healthy staples to families referred to the program by school counselors. The Family Markets are open once per month at convenient times when parents are picking up or dropping off their children at school.

Item 88

A Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute and deliver an Agreement with The Alabama Ballet, pursuant to §11–40–1 and §11- 47–19, Code of Alabama 1975, in order to provide performance, education, and outreach services for citizens of this area, contributing to the cultural and economic fabric of the community, in the total amount of $25,000.00.

Each year, the Alabama Ballet offers approximately $30,000 of need-based scholarships to talented youth who might not otherwise have the opportunity to dance with professional instruction. Their other outreach efforts include 6 free school show matinees which are attended by approximately 10,000 students each year. Their CityDance program is now in its 19th year, which is a 16-week hands-on training programing that brings dance education to Birmingham elementary schools and to the YMCA Youth Center. Approximately 200 new students are exposed to that program each year.

Full Agenda

Board Vacancy

Visit the City of Birmingham’s Boards and Agencies Portal to stay updated on, and apply for available board positions.

Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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

Thursday, February 7, 2019

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

Monday, February 11, 2019

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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

2:00 p.m. — Joint Public Improvements Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — Conference Room “A”

3:00 p.m. — Joint Economic Development Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — Conference Rooms “D & E”

--

--

--

Tweets from The Birmingham City Council in Birmingham, Alabama

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

My Body, My Choice: An Essay on Abortion Restrictions

Trump or Biden? Citizens of Hong Kong are divided

Nerd Culture Is Not For Conservatives

Let That Hurt Go! Why Donald Trump Refuses To Unveil Barack Obama’s Presidential Portrait

Y’all Ain’t Barack Obama!!!

This Is What a Strengthening Left Looks Like

Omarosa Manigault Resigns, Leaving White House Year After Trump’s Inauguration

Donald Trump uses Twitter to boost Obamagate and QAnon conspiracy theories

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council

Tweets from The Birmingham City Council in Birmingham, Alabama

More from Medium

Risk and Reward: Vaccine Experts on Boosters, Myocarditis, Omicron, and More

United States: One country, five different healthcare systems

2022: Year of the Mushroom

Refrigerators and Life