Working For You
Mayor Bell’s vision and passion for Birmingham drive his efforts everyday to make Birmingham a model city for anyone to live, work, and play. These are just some of Mayor Bell’s distinguished accomplishments.
Thanks to Mayor Bell and his team, President Obama announced that he would designate portions of Birmingham’s Civil Rights District as a national historic monument
Mayor Bell’s “Operation Green Wave” benefits every neighborhood by cleaning overgrown lots, clearing streets and alleys, and towing abandoned vehicles.
Mayor Bell has developed various projects through the city including the Negro League Baseball Museum, the Birmingham Crossplex, the Uptown district, Regions Field, Ensley Public Safety Complex, and Pratt city Super Block.
Under Mayor Bell’s leadership, $1 billion has been invested in economic development projects throughout the city.
Mayor Bell spearheaded the efforts to expedite and increase the demolition of abandoned structures. The number of abandoned structures demolished in 2016 was record breaking.
A city wide lighting project that will replace 75,000 lights throughout the city was created by Mayor Bell.
Thanks to Mayor Bell, the city of Birmingham received over $25 million dollars in federal funding for the Hope VI Project which transformed local inner city projects into affordable, mixed housing communities where citizens could live and thrive.
Mayor Bell supported the approval for the upcoming TopGolf facility next to the BJCC which will will provide 450 jobs locally and is projected to attract 500,000 visitors per year.
Mayor Bell’s commitment to Birmingham’s growth has led to $105 million in neighborhood bond projects over the last 4 years.