Alaska trip idea returns to Birmingham City Council

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - This week at the Birmingham city council, plans for a $370,000 trip to Alaska to be reconsidered.

The money would pay to send neighborhood leaders to a conference in Anchorage. The trip was on the schedule for a vote at last week's council meeting.

Council President Roderick Royal and others expressed opposition and delayed a vote. Mayor Bell and the president of the Citizens Advisory Board stand by the plan.

The original price tag was well over $370,000, but there may be a compromise on the flight arrangements to make the trip less expensive.

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