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Mobile City Council Meeting Recap – October 17, 2023

Oct 17th, 2023

Posted in: General News

MOBILE, AL – The Mobile City Council approved a funding agreement of $1 million per year over ten years for the University of South Alabama Whiddon College of Medicine. This funding will be allocated towards the construction of a state-of-the-art education and research building, attributing to the city’s commitment to assist in providing quality healthcare.

An $8.8 million contract was approved to construct new statues at Heroes Plaza. The statues will be placed at the entrance of Cooper Riverside Park and the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center.

Several citywide enhancements promise to improve the lives of its residents. A $170,500 contract with Osprey Initiative, LLC has been authorized for the installation and maintenance of litter collection devices throughout the city. Telemetry and consulting services, with a maximum budget of $146,000, as well as engineering and analytics consulting services, not to exceed $80,000 annually for the next three years, have received approval for the Mobile Police Department.

In welcoming the Carnival Spirit back to the city, an expenditure of $90,989 for electrical upgrades was approved for the new gangway.

In light of the recent incorporation of newly annexed areas voted into the city on July 18, several Council members have requested additional time to review reapportionment maps. This thorough review will allow time for residents of each district to receive copies of these maps, and it will precede a crucial reapportionment vote at the October 31 Council meeting. If approved, these changes will take effect in 2025, marking a significant milestone in Mobile's development.

Council President Small has requested all October 24 meeting attendees wear pink in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, showing our collective support for a crucial cause.

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