Mayor Randall Woodfin

Birmingham Program Offering Monthly Payments to Single Moms

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A new program will offer monthly payments to single mothers in Birmingham. The plan was proposed by Mayor Randall Woodfin and approved by the City Council on Tuesday. The pilot program is funded mainly by $500,000 in grants from a nonprofit group called Mayors for a Guaranteed Income. As many as 110 single mothers who apply…

Civilian Board Formed to Review Birmingham Police Actions

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A five-member board of civilians is being established to review complaints of police misconduct in Alabama’s largest city. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin announced the creation of the Civilian Review Board during a news briefing on Monday. Such a board was recommended by a task force that reviewed public safety following the police killing of George Floyd…

‘We Need Your Help:’ Birmingham Ask for Help in the Fight Against Gun Violence

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The mayor and police chief of Birmingham are asking the public for help to combat gun violence and solve homicides. Mayor Randall Woodfin and Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith made the appeal in a Wednesday news conference. Woodfin said in addition to the coronavirus pandemic, the city also had a crisis of gun violence in 2020….