The city of Bessemer’s crime rate has continued its downward trend, dropping for a seventh consecutive year in 2018. The city experienced a six percent drop in violent crimes from 2017 to 2018, including a 33 percent drop in homicides (eight in 2018 compared to 12 in 2017), according to Bessemer Police Department statistics. The […]
The health-related event is being organized to encourage healthier lifestyles among Bessemer residents.
Other municipalities to take part in the effort.
The Bessemer City Council will meet on Tuesday February 5, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Bessemer City Hall, 1700 Third Avenue North. A pre-council meeting will start at 6 p.m.. An agenda is available below. February 5, 2019 City Council Agenda
The Bessemer Police Department is hosting its first annual “Teen Summit” on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at the Bessemer Civic Center. The event will last from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to those 13 and over. Isis Jones will serve as host. The event will focus on issues ranging from bullying to dating […]
Mayor Kenneth Gulley highlighted economic growth, infrastructure improvements and crime reduction during the 2019 State of the City Address, delivered Monday, January 28, 2019 at the Bessemer Civic Center. Gulley said the city overall is a strong, positive position moving forward, highlighted by the announcement last year that Amazon plans on building is first-ever distribution center […]
Event to be held at the Bessemer Civic Center.
Bessemer City Council will meet on Tuesday January 15 at 10 a.m. at Bessemer City Hall, 1700 Third Avenue North. A pre-council meeting will start at 9 a.m. An agenda is available at the link below: January 15, 2019 City Council Agenda
There is “opportunity” in Bessemer! The city’s downtown district, which includes the federally-recognized Downtown Historic District, has been designated as an Opportunity Zone by the United States Department of Treasury. Bessemer’s Opportunity Zone designation was approved through Treasury as a new initiative in the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017. The Internal Revenue Service defines an Opportunity Zone as […]
The Bessemer City Council will hold its first meeting of 2019 on Tuesday with a pre-council meeting January 8 at 6 p.m. at Bessemer City Hall, 1700 Third Avenue North. The regular business meeting will start at 7 p.m. An agenda is available below: January 8, 2019 City Council Agenda