The people have spoken (well, only about 14.5% have – and that’s with the storm holding off until late last night – but that’s besides the point) and we now have a new Birmingham City Council ready to take office in late November. Last night’s runoff elections for the Council and school board seats were definitely interesting and led to some great discussions on Birmingham Weekly’s live blog coverage. Meanwhile, Wade on Birmingham provided a rundown of who ended up where as a result of yesterday’s activities. The Birmingham News reminds us this morning about the most closely watched of the races – the one involving City Council President Carole Smitherman and Citizens Advisory Board president Sheila Tyson.
Of course, if you want a recap of exactly how it went down, check out BhamWiki’s page on the election.