Ala. mayor wants clean-up of abandoned lots

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Birmingham Mayor William Bell is proposing to spend $5 million to focus on cleaning up the city's 16,000 abandoned and overgrown lots.

The "Mow More" program was developed by Public Works Director Stephen Fancher and includes adding more workers and new equipment to tackle thousands of weed-infested properties.

AL.com reported Friday (http://bit.ly/144R7Wt ) that the mayor's proposal would fund about half of Fancher's program. The entire initiative is estimated to cost $9.5 million including $4 million for new equipment and $5.5 million for staff.

The mayor's proposal is the latest attempt by Birmingham's top official to address the longstanding problem caused by the city's shrinking population and the vacant properties that were once inhabited neighborhoods.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews



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