You say you have not heard from Mayor Bell recently?

06.21.2010 by André Natta · → Leave a comment

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Residents of Alabama’s largest city would have to be trying really hard not to hear from Birmingham’s mayor William Bell. He’s been making several appearances on local and national media outlets answering all sorts of questions.

Mayor Bell most recently appeared on WBHM for their regular “On The Line” call-in show last week. The “Ask the Mayor” edition allowed the station’s Bradley George and area residents to pepper the mayor with questions ranging from dealing with the city’s budget shortfall to the need for improved options for cyclists.

The mayor’s also been interviewed by Chuck Leishmann for Birmingham Weekly and by Mark Kelly for Second Front. Then there’s his June 12 appearance on CNN’s “Your Money”.

He will no doubt continue to be visible in the coming days as the July 1 deadline for establishing a budget for the coming fiscal year approaches. The mayor appears to be holding fast to his desire to reduce his staff; the City Council would like to avoid the mayor’s proposed 10% pay cut for city employees (among other things) if at all possible (even as his new proposals suggest a similar cut may still be on the table – only described differently).

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