Birmingham passes lodging tax hike - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Birmingham passes lodging tax hike

By Ashley Nix

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The increase of Birmingham's lodging tax passed by majority vote Tuesday.  

The Birmingham City Council voted to increase the city's lodging tax by 3.5 percent. Councilors said the increase sets the groundwork to build a baseball stadium downtown.

Birmingham Mayor William Bell is in negotiations with the Birmingham Barons, hoping to get them to agree to move from Hoover to downtown.

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