Tag Archives: budget cuts

No pets on Wednesdays

The economic crisis is starting to affect our four-legged friends. NBC 13 is reporting that the Greater Birmingham Humane Society will be closed on Wednesdays¬†(and not closing for good on Wednesday as some may infer from their post’s headline) for the foreseeable future, starting tomorrow.

While we haven’t seen the press release, the information is up on their website’s front page, giving you a great excuse to see what else they may need.

Don’t stop the bus

A $4 million shortfall in the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (a.k.a. the folks responsible for our MAX bus system) has the potential to do just by causing them to cut Saturday service and downtown DART service among other things. Check out the Birmingham News’ story so you have an idea of what’s going on before you head out to this afternoon’s city council transit committee meeting¬† (at 4 p.m.) called by Councilwoman Carol Duncan to figure out next steps.