Birmingham City Council president expects Uber in time for Birmingham Bowl


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham City Council will meet again tomorrow to officially allow Uber to operate in the Magic City.

The council announced Tuesday it isn’t ready to give the ride sharing program the green light just yet.

Today was the first time the council met since last Tuesday’s alleged brawl between Mayor William bell and Councilor Marcus Lundy.

The council approved Uber two weeks ago, but today, they announced they need to consult with city attorneys before issuing any permits.

“This is just a normal course of action. There’s always revisions. There’s always something that we have to do different,” City Council president Johnathan Austin said. “There’s always changes that have to be made. nothing is perfect and that is the reason why we have the legislative branch of government to make sure that we can dot all those i’s and cross all those t’s as much as possible.”

WIAT 42 News will be at Wednesday’s meeting and will let you know what happens.

Austin said they expect that Uber will be up and operating in time for the Birmingham Bowl on December 30th.

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