Birmingham City Council swears in two new members

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The City of Birmingham swore two new City Council members during its Wednesday meeting.

Clinton Woods, who will will represent District 1, and Crystal Smitherman, who will will represent District 6, were appointed by the current City Council during a meeting on Dec. 18, 2018.

“I want to congratulate the new councilors. I’m no longer the new kid on the block,” said Councilor Wardine Alexander, who was appointed to the District 7 seat in October, following the Dec. 18 vote. “The candidates did not make this an easy task for us. I look forward to you joining us.”

Both appointed councilors will serve until the next citywide election, a date for which has not yet been determined.

The two seats were vacated by Councilors Lashunda Scales (District 1) and Sheila Tyson (District 6) when they were sworn in to the Jefferson County Commission on November 14.

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