BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Could the election of William Bell as Birmingham mayor lead to more cooperation with the Jefferson County Commission?
On Tuesday, Mayor Bell received a resolution from the county honoring his election as mayor.
Bell says his brief tenure at the commission will help him in the mayor's office. "I, like most elected officials, until I sat in that chair as a county commissioner I didn't know the obstacles that stand in the way of carrying out their duties as a commissioner," said Bell.
"I think you are going to see we are going to see not just calling and saying will you support this, but I think it will lend to a joint meeting. I hope I'm right," says Jefferson County Commission President Bettye Fine Collins.
Mayor Bell hopes the commission will team up with the city to get a federal grant for new construction.
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