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Walter Jones

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City employees will receive a 2.5% cost-of-living raise and eligible employees will receive merit raises. Read more

Homewood City Council

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The Homewood City Council on Monday approved a nine-year agreement with Samford University that allows the school to purchase residential property. Read more

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The mid-year report was prepared by the finance department to update the Council on this year's budget and how expenses and revenues compare to the last fiscal year. Read more

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Emily Featherston

The topic was ultimately carried over. Read more

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Committee meeting

Sydney Cromwell

The council also discussed traffic and tree planting around the city, as well as spill containment at the Barber Dairy plant. Read more

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School system funding

Sydney Cromwell

Every resident who spoke at the city council meeting opposed the increase without further study. Read more

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Jones is the only incumbent in the ward running opposed. Read more

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Smoking regulations

Sydney Cromwell

The recommendation passed 3-1, with Ward 1 Representative Britt Thames voting against. The committee also voted to schedule a public hearing on the issue. Read more

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City Council

Sydney Cromwell

With a few amendments, the council approved the 2016 fiscal year budget, which begins Oct. 1. Read more

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Business owners oppose Linden Ave church

Sydney Cromwell

Many local residents and business owners, including representatives from Soca Clothing, Pure Barre, SoHo Retro and Momma Goldberg’s, spoke about problems this would create with parking and traffic congestion in the area. Read more

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Billboard

Sydney Cromwell

In a unanimous vote, the special issues committee approved an amendment to the city sign ordinance banning electronic billboards anywhere within city limits. Read more

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BJCTA bus talks continue

Sydney Cromwell

In a close 5-4 vote, the city council voted to continue full funding for the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority’s bus services for three months while the city continues to work toward a new agreement. Read more

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Finance committee considers bus issue

Sydney Cromwell

On Dec. 9, the transit authority had announced it would reduce its service to peak hours only beginning Dec. 22, cutting out service from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., but on Dec. 15, the City Council voted to restore full transit service from Dec. 22 to Jan. 31. Read more

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Finance committee considers bus issue

Sydney Cromwell

The finance committee has once again carried over its discussion on cutting BJCTA bus and paratransit services after a tense meeting with BJCTA officials on Monday, Dec. 8. Read more

The finance committee discusses BJCTA bus service

Sydney Cromwell

The finance committee has delayed its final decision on reducing Homewood’s BJCTA bus service until its next meeting. Read more

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0212 GianMarco’s

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Residents had brought complaints to the city that employees and customers of GianMarco’s were parking along their neighborhood street, blocking other cars and causing high traffic volumes. Read more

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Appleseed Workshops Design

Courtesy of Mike Gibson

At a July 21 meeting, Homewood’s Planning and Zoning Committee began discussing the possibility of a design review board, which would regulate the appearance of new homes and businesses built within the city. Read more

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