Highlights of 2018/19 budget for the city of Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Birmingham City Council approved a $436 million operating budget on Tuesday for the 2018/19 fiscal year.

Mayor Randall Woodfin says the approved budget reflects his number one priority: neighborhood revitalization.

According to the mayor's office, highlights of the budget include:

• 1% Cost of Living Adjustment for all city employees

• Longevity pay for city employees

• Neighborhood Association allocations ($2,000 per Neighborhood Association)

• Weed Abatement - $1.2 million

• Demolition - $2 million

• Community Development Block Grant - $8.3 million

• Transit - $10 million

• Birmingham City Schools - $3 million

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