Birmingham city council preparing for budget vote

{} {} The Birmingham City Council is reviewing Mayor William Bell's new budget proposal.

{} {} Council members got their copies of the plan over the weekend. {}The Mayor says the new budget is similar to his very first budget proposal for this fiscal year.

{} {} Last Thursday, Bell did say he made some modifications to his original budget. {}It includes cuts to non profits and the possibility of raises for city workers.

{} {} Some councilors say budget negotiations between the Mayor and the council haven't been easy.

{} {} {}The council may vote on the budget Tuesday, July 31st. {}The budget had been due one month ago.