PUBLIC SAFETY Committee

The Public Safety Committee Advises on Matters Regarding: Public safety, generally, violence prevention initiatives, offender reentry, dance, alcoholic beverage, and special events permitting, civil defense, domestic violence, substance abuse control, emergency medical services, environmental health & safety, fire protection, Human Rights Commission, licenses and permits (as it relates to public safety), obscenity and pornography protection, police protection, private security guards.

Committee Information

TASKS:

  • Conducts public hearings concerning the determination of public nuisances and revocation of licenses and permits
  • Advises the Council regarding opportunities for external support for improving public safety via funding and/or collaboration
  • Develops and maintains relations with law enforcement and public safety entities including but not limited to US Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

Committee Meetings

Meeting Day and Time:

2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. 

Meeting Location:

Birmingham City Hall City Council Chambers

Meeting Information

JOINT PUBLIC SAFETY AND SPECIAL CALLED COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING, 02.13.2024
Scheduled Meeting Date: 02/13/2024
JOINT PUBLIC SAFETY AND SPECIAL CALLED COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING, 12.12.2023
Scheduled Meeting Date: 12/12/2023

Committee Members

Committee Chairperson

LaTonya A. Tate

District 9

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Committee Member

J. T. Moore

District 4

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Committee Member

Hunter Williams

District 2

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CITY DEPARTMENTS WITHIN PURVIEW:

City departments within purview:

  • Birmingham Police Department
  • Birmingham Fire & Rescue Service
  • Mayor’s Office, Division of Social Justice & Racial Equity