Birmingham bingo vote could come up Tuesday

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham's bingo ordinance could come up for vote Tuesday.

On Saturday, Birmingham's Committee of the Whole sat down to make amendments to the ordinance. They talked about everything from proximity to schools and churches as well as parking and security.

One city council member says he thinks Sheriff Mike Hale is focusing on raiding parlors in Birmingham when there are plenty of others in surrounding areas.

Some of the proposed changes brought up Saturday include increasing the minimum number of machines at a facility from 500 to one thousand. Also, there could only be one bingo hall per council district.