BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL TO VOTE ON HAZARD PAY FUNDING FOR FIRST RESPONDERS ON TUESDAY
PRESS RELEASE Monday, April 6, 2020
Contact: Kim Garner
The Birmingham City Council will be voting on an item to appropriate $500,000 for hazard and overtime pay for City employees working during the COVID-19 health crisis.
The Council will be meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7th while maintaining strict social distancing practices. As it stands, the Council has been troubleshooting how to conduct virtual meetings that are in compliance with Governor Kay Ivey’s proclamation that was issued last week.
“As a Council we have an obligation to make sure the City’s business can continue despite the public health crisis,” President Parker said. “We are committed to doing whatever we can to help our first responders and workers who are on the front lines of this public health crisis.”
President Parker is encouraging residents to watch the meeting remotely, either online or when it airs on Spectrum.
In order to be aligned with recommended social distancing practices, the Council chambers have been cordoned off so people who do attend will be seated a minimum of six feet apart. The Council will be following health recommendations when it comes to occupancy. Councilors have also been adhering to this and have spaced themselves out during meetings.