Birmingham City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday
PRESS RELEASE Monday, July 29, 2019
Contact: Cody Owens
This week’s Birmingham City Council meeting will be held Tuesday, July 30, at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers — it is one of the quarterly special-called evening meetings that the Council will host this year.
In February, the Council passed a series of ordinances that were submitted by Councilor Clinton Woods which scheduled the evening meetings for 2019. According to Woods, this will allow people to have additional opportunities to attend and speak at the meeting.
Due to the fact that the Mayor-Council Act dictates the Council must meet at a regularly scheduled time each Tuesday, the Council approved separate ordinances setting a special-called time for the remaining three quarterly meetings in 2019 (there was no special-called meeting in the first quarter).
Woods believes that giving people more opportunities to let their voices be heard will benefit the entire city. “This is about being inclusive. People should have ample opportunity to participate in their local government.” Woods said. “A lot of the time residents have to take off work or school or find someone to watch the kids and they’ll end up having to wait several hours until the speakers portion of the meeting. These evening meetings are about making it easier for the people who want to come participate.”
The last special-called meeting in 2019 is scheduled for Tuesday, October 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.