Budget and Finance Committee

The Budget and Finance Committee Advises on Matters Regarding: Departmental expenditures (except professional services), Budget amendments, City financial assets, revenue, liabilities, and any matter that impacts such, Grants and contributions, Transfer of surplus equipment, Business licensing, CDBG (as it relates to annual budget allocations)

Committee Information

TASKS:

  • Assure that the Council is aware of and can participate in annual administrative City Budget Committee hearings to discuss proposed departmental budgets with administrative personnel
  • Assure that the Council is in receipt of the Mayor’s proposed annual City budget on or before May 20th of each year
  • Coordinate and lead public hearing(s) to obtain public comment on the Mayor’s proposed budget
  • Coordinate and lead Council engagement with the Mayor to discuss the proposed City budget
  • Engage with Council staff relative to tracking City expenditures
  • Confers with consultants (e.g., Levitate Legal) to the City regarding external funding opportunities

Committee Meetings

Meeting Information

JOINT BUDGET AND FINANCE AND SPECIAL CALLED COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING, 03.25.2024
Scheduled Meeting Date: 03/25/2024
JOINT BUDGET AND FINANCE AND SPECIAL CALLED COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING, 03.11.2024
Scheduled Meeting Date: 03/11/2024
JOINT BUDGET AND FINANCE AND SPECIAL CALLED COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING, 02.26.2024
Scheduled Meeting Date: 02/26/2024
JOINT BUDGET AND FINANCE AND SPECIAL CALLED COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING, 02.12.2024
Scheduled Meeting Date: 02/12/2024
JOINT BUDGET AND FINANCE AND SPECIAL CALLED COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING, 01.22.2024
Scheduled Meeting Date: 01/22/2024
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Meeting Day and Time:

2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. 

Meeting Location:

 Birmingham City Hall – City Council Chambers

Committee Members

Committee Chairperson

Crystal N. Smitherman, Esq.

District 6

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Committee Member

Valerie A. Abbott

District 3

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Committee Member

Wardine T. Alexander

Council President Pro Tempore

District 7

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Committee Links

Other Committee Information

CITY DEPARTMENTS WITHIN PURVIEW:

  • Mayor’s Office (as it relates to budget)
  • Department of Finance
  • Planning, Engineering & Permits (eg., permitting fees, etc.)
  • Capital Projects
  • Any City department relative to expenditures or financial policy