Controversial trip discussion expected on Wednesday

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham city councilors could decide on a controversial trip to Alaska on Wednesday.

The original proposal was going to cost taxpayers more than $370,000. That included travel arrangements for 168 people, a charter flight, lodging in Alaska and fees to attend the conference.

Last night, Mayor Bell indicated there could be some ways to cut costs for lodging and travel.

City councilors will discuss it again during a committee meeting.

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