Mosquito Spraying to Continue in Birmingham Despite Objections

The council voted Tuesday to purchase $2,475 of adulticide spray from Clarke Mosquito Control Products, a company based in Saint Charles, Illinois. The resolution initially was slated to be passed as part of the noncontroversial consent agenda before it was removed by District 5 Councilor Darrell O’Quinn. When the resolution came before the council later […]

Birmingham firefighters receive cancer insurance coverage

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – As we’ve reported over the past two years, more firefighters are facing health risks that could last long after the smoke clears, especially when it comes to cancer. Now, Birmingham firefighters are getting some help. This week the Birmingham City Council approved the additional cancer coverage for its firefighters which helps […]

Mayor announces plan to reduce illegal dumping across city

  For Robert Walker, president of the Wahouma Neighborhood Association in southwest Birmingham, illegal dumping of trash, household items such as couches, mattresses, bed frames and any other form of debris is a problem that he and other residents have fought for years. Help may now be on the way. On Tuesday, Birmingham Mayor Randall […]

Downtown Birmingham to add new parking meters

  BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBMA) The Birmingham City Council voted to approve new downtown parking meters at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The city will enter a three year contract with ParkMobile LLC. According to the company’s website, it allows users to pay for parking through a smartphone app using credit or debit-cards. Read more  

Birmingham launches on-demand transit service

  The city of Birmingham today launched a pilot program for a new on-demand micro-transit service called Birmingham Direct. Micro-transit is different from traditional fixed-route transit, which uses large buses and moves a large group of riders. The service is on-demand, meaning riders don’t have to wait for the bus or follow a bus schedule. […]

Plans for Parkside development

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) -The area around Railroad Park has seen a lot of growth recently and it’s about to see some more. The idea is to connect the surrounding neighborhoods that have been divided by way of pedestrian trails and common areas to be used by all residents. A master plan was presented to improve […]

Zyp bikes to be replaced with electric scooters, pedal-assist bikes

The Zyp bikes will soon zip on out of Birmingham, but the electric bikes and scooters replacing them will be better and serve more areas of the city. City officials have not named the company supplying the bikes and scooters, but said they should be rolling on Birmingham streets by March 2020. Read More  

Illegally Placed ‘Bandit Signs’ Taken Down By City Councilor

  BIRMINGHAM, AL — It would be difficult to drive through Birmingham without seeing one – if not multiple – signs hung on power poles, street posts and traffic posts advertising local businesses. Everything from lawn services and house cleaning to real estate services and credit repair can be found advertised on Birmingham’s roadways. But […]