City Council

Race for Montgomery City Council District One Seat Headed to Runoff

The race for the Montgomery City Council District One seat will go to a runoff. Ed Grimes won 49-Percent of the votes, while his opponent Donnie Mims received 21-Percent of the vote. The runoff election is scheduled for august 24th. The seat was vacated with the death of Councilman Richard Bollinger back in March. Categories: Election Results, Montgomery Tags: Alabama…

Montgomery City Council Approves Reed’s $50 Million Reinvestment Plan

The Montgomery City Council has voted unanimously to approve Mayor Steven L. Reed’s initiative to reinvest $50 million in Montgomery neighborhoods, community centers, public safety infrastructure and public transportation. Mayor Reed revealed the plan Monday as part of the City’s success in restructuring municipal finances to save $16-$18 million in taxpayer money. “We made a promise to put in place…

Minneapolis Approves Cuts to Police Budget, Not Staffing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a budget early Thursday that will shift about $8 million from the police department toward violence prevention and other programs – but will keep the mayor’s targeted staffing levels for sworn officers intact. Mayor Jacob Frey had threatened to veto the entire budget if the council went ahead with its plan…

Alabama Supreme Court Affirms Ruling In Favor of Selma City Council

The Alabama Supreme Court affirmed a lower court’s ruling against Selma’s mayor. Source: City of Selma The state’s highest court agreed with the Dallas County Circuit Court that the city council has the power to appoint certain positions. In September 2018, the Selma City Council adopted an ordinance that gave council the power to appoint the city’s tax collector, police…

Huntsville City Councilman Charged with DUI

 A city councilman in Alabama has been accused of driving under the influence. News outlets report Madison County Jail records show 57-year-old Will Culver was booked into the jail early Sunday morning on a DUI charge. Culver represents Huntsville’s District 5. Culver is also charged with driving on the wrong side of the road, failure to signal and improper lane…

Montgomery Mayor Reacts to Death of Former Councilman

Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange has released a statement on the death of former Montgomery city council member Jim Spear. Mayor Strange says, “The City of Montgomery has lost a dedicated public servant. Jim Spear provided stellar service to the families of District One for eight years as their representative on the city council and to the entire city as well….