Council delays vote to sell property near Baron's new stadium | News
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC)- There's been a delay on new spending for the new Birmingham Barons' ballpark.
Tuesday, the city council decided once again to delay a vote on Mayor William Bell's proposal to sell two pieces of property near the stadium site.
Those parcels of land could generate somewhere between $3 million and $6 million. The mayor proposes using the money from that sale to reimburse the Barons for some utility costs and new amenities for the stadium.
Several councilors say they're all for the development planned on the land, but think they're all for the development planned on the land, but think they've given enough money to the stadium project.
"I'm not against that. What I'm not for, is giving the Barons any more money, that's what I'm not for. I'm willing to vote for the sale of the property today, that's not my issue," Council President Roderick Royal said.
"This is a waste of money, a waste of money. And I'm not gonna waste anymore money," Councilor Steven Hoyt said.
The council is scheduled to discuss the issue with Bell in a "committee of the whole" Wednesday afternoon.
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