Birmingham Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin doesn’t assume office until Nov. 28, but he’s already hard at work on behalf of the Magic City. On Monday, he announced the creation of of three citizen-led committees he believes will play a key role in bringing the city to “its full potential.”
The Neighborhood Revitalization and Public Safety Committee — co-chaired by BLOC Global managing partner Herschell Hamilton and Birmingham Police Detective Ralph Patterson — will focus on the creation of more affordable housing, public safety, small business development and improving city transportation.
The Transparency and Efficient Government Committee — co-chaired by Birmingham-Southern lecturer Daniel Coleman and business-owner Annie Allen— will be tasked with increasing government trust and transparency. They will also endeavor to ensure the city’s regulatory environment is “open for business.”
Finally, the Social Justice Committee – co-chaired by physician and educator Dr. Nancy Dunlap and human rights attorney Richard Rice — will focus on tackling poverty and homelessness along with human and civil rights issues.
According to AL.com, “Over the next 100 days, “these committees are charged with evaluating current city services within their respective areas, identifying world-class best practices and opportunities for the city and develop accountability measures and budget metrics to help achieve success, said Ed Fields, Woodfin’s transition coordinator.”