The Public Safety Committee recommends on matters regarding public safety, generally; Birmingham Police Department; Birmingham Fire Department; and Emergency Management.
Applications for liquor licenses are made through the ABC Board. The application is then forwarded to the Police Department where a background check is made on the applicant. The Police Department notifies Community Development and a letter is sent to the neighborhood president where the establishment will be located. The Planning & Zoning Division is notified and investigates for any zoning problems and required parking spaces. All information is then sent to the Public Safety Committee where the committee makes a recommendation to the full council. The Police Department, Zoning Division, Community Development, and the Mayor’s Office are all represented at this meeting.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Club Dance Permits
Drug Abuse Control
Emergency Medical Services
Employee Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation
Environmental Health & Safety
Human Rights Commission
Licenses and Permits
Obscenity and Pornography Protection
Ozone Emission Reduction Programs
Private Security Guards