Birmingham City Council unanimously passes Woodfin’s fiscal year 2023 budget with amendments after council-mayor tensions resolve

The Birmingham City Council unanimously passed Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin’s proposed $554 million fiscal year (FY) 2024 budget on Tuesday following tension between the city’s legislative and executive branches.

Woodfin proposed the budget in May, suggesting millions for neighborhood revitalization and youth programs. He also recommended another cost of living (COL) adjustment for police and firefighters, the third since last May.

However, the budget process did not run as smoothly as some hoped.

By Will Blakely