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The Birmingham City Council held second work session with the intent to balance the city’s budget

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Thursday, May 23, 2018

Contact: Chiara Perry

Phone: 205-254-2036

Cell: 205-383-8432

chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov

 

BIRMINGHAM, AL— This evening, the Birmingham City Council held a budget workshop to discuss their changes to the FY2019 budget that was presented by the mayor during the May 1st Council meeting.

Upon further review, the Council chose to make revisions to the mayor’s proposed budget based upon residents’ needs as well as overall city priorities. In an effort to balance the city’s budget the Council unanimously agreed to redistribute city funds to better provide quality city services to residents while making certain that employees needs are met also.

With the Council’s recommended changes, there is approximately over an $800,000 difference in the original proposed budget presented by the mayor’s office. In an attempt to balance the city’s budget, the Council voted unanimously to reduce all departmental budgets. Although there is not a final sum total at this time, all reductions will not exceed one percent of each department’s budget.

The Mayor’s response to these changes are pending and the Council remains committed to continue working diligently to pass a balanced budget that addresses the needs of every neighborhood and every citizen in the city of Birmingham.

For media inquiries please contact Birmingham City Council Interim Director of Public Information Chiara Perry at 205.383.8432.