Birmingham City Council forgives $130,000 in loans to small businesses

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham City Council forgave tens of thousands of dollars in loans for local businesses on Tuesday, in a move that Councilman Hunter Williams is questioning.

”I guess my overall question is, why do the taxpayers need to be on the hook for this?” he said.

The resolution approving loan forgiveness for a handful of small businesses in Birmingham passed unanimously. However, Councilor Darrell O’Quinn says it’s important that taxpayers benefit.

By David Lamb