In the year since legislative changes restructured Birmingham’s municipal government, Mayor William Bell has made a series of expenditures without the council’s prior knowledge.
The Spectrum Internet Assist program will provide low-cost, high-speed internet to the underserved.
Speaking both publicly and anonymously, most council members express the belief that the mayor played a role in one member not seeking re-election.
Community activists accuse Mayor Bell of campaign finance violations, neglect of city.
Bell alleges councilors refuse to recognize his achievements, while councilors accuse him of trying to take all the credit for the city’s initiatives.
Plus, why identity politics shouldn’t factor into this year’s mayoral election.
Mayor William Bell and challenger Randall Woodfin fielded student questions about gentrification, public transit, and education.
Amid a pointed conversation about ties to the mayor, city council votes against resolution appointing a full-time liaison for My Brother’s Keeper initiative.
Birmingham’s violent crime rate deserves more than perfunctory answers from city officials.
William Bell spearheads petition for former mayor to receive presidential clemency.
Instead of focusing on the future, let’s tend to the ever-important present.
The plan addresses site infrastructure but not which retailers might occupy the space.
How the controversy over the city’s plan for the Ramsay-McCormack Building shows exactly how much progress Birmingham has made.
The animosity between the mayor and the city council is damaging the city’s potential for real progress.
The first episode of Weld for Birmingham's podcast features an interview with Mayor William Bell.