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Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin proposes $455 million budget for revitalization, employees, community

This is the largest budget proposal in the history of the city.
Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 11:14 AM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Mayor Randall L. Woodfin proposed a $455 million operating budget proposal to the City Council Tuesday.

Woodfin said the proposal would support neighborhood revitalization, provide merit and longevity pay and a 1.5% cost of living adjustment for employees. This is the largest budget proposal in the history of the city.

“We stand at a moment of recovery and restoration,” Mayor Woodfin said. “This budget represents our shared priorities of neighborhood revitalization and fiscal responsibility with an eye toward investing in our future through proven initiatives like Birmingham Promise. This plan supports our departments’ efforts to provide efficient and effective services to the residents of our city.”

More than $14 million is dedicated to neighborhood revitalization. Those funds include:

  • Street Resurfacing: $10 million
  • Demolition and Weed Abatement: $3.15 million
  • Land Bank Authority: $300,000
  • Recycling Pilot Program: $300,000
  • ADA Sidewalks: $275,000

“This fiscal year represents restoration and growth,” Mayor Woodfin said. “This will be a year of unprecedented investment in our city both from the public and private sectors. In addition to this operating budget, the city will be moving forward on a separate track with the Magic City Recovery supported by the funds provided through the Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan. I look forward to continued partnership with the council as we take the steps to transform our city.”

The city’s new fiscal year begins July 1, 2021.

The public can review the proposed operating budget, capital budget and additional information about the budget process at //www.birminghamal.gov/budget2022.

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