CITY OF BESSEMER, ALABAMA
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Kenneth E. Gulley is serving in his third term as Mayor of Bessemer.
Gulley was re-elected in August 2014 and August 2018. The three-term mayor has set about on an agenda to make the city of Bessemer a force in the state economically and a place its residents can be proud to call home.
In his three terms in office, Gulley’s administration has made several significant accomplishments. Among them:
Improved city finances by taking the city from millions in debt to a budget surplus.
Established a business-friendly administration, which has resulted in the recruitment of more business and industry to Bessemer. About 3,500 jobs have been created in the city during his administration.
Improved the staffing levels and technology at the Bessemer Police Department to combat crime, resulting in a dramatic drop in the city’s overall crime rate over the past six years.
Created a unified working relationship between the Mayor and the Council.
Created transparency in city government.
Secured funding to build a new city Recreation Center and a new City Hall.
Purchased new equipment to replace worn equipment across all city departments.
Invested in the city’s parks and recreation amenities, including the city’s first-ever “Rail-Trail.
Secured funding to improve the city’s aging infrastructure. His administration has also worked feverishly to make sure city employees are compensated among the best in Jefferson County.
Gulley is married to the former Yvonne Whitely. The couple has two children.

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Mayor declares April Fair Housing Month in Bessemer

Mayor Kenneth Gulley has proclaimed April as Fair Housing Month in the city of Bessemer. The local proclamation coincides with the national declaration of April as Fair Housing Month. Each April, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, local communities, fair housing advocates, and fair housing organizations across the country commemorate Fair Housing Month by hosting an array of activities that highlight HUD’s fair housing enforcement efforts, enhance Americans’ awareness of their fair housing rights, and emphasize the importance of ending housing discrimination. The city’s Economic and Community Development Department and Mayor’sSEE DETAILS

Overview of Special Covid-19 Meeting April 6, 2021

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april, 2021

24apr12:00 pm8:00 pmBob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival (postponed)Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival

24apr8:00 am11:30 amHousehold Hazardous Waste Collection Day

05aprAll Day08maySound the Alarm Event

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