Birmingham City Council to consider revoking Eastwood hotel’s business license after string of criminal activity


CORRECTION: A photo in the original post was incorrect; this has been corrected. Original information provided by the Birmingham City Council misidentified the hotel, CBS 42 has since confirmed the hotel is the USA Economy Lodge in Eastwood.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham City Council will hold a hearing Tuesday to consider revoking the business license of a USA Economy Lodge in Eastwood.

This will be first time the city council considers the revocation of a business license of a hotel, and their Public Safety Committee will be residing over the hearing.

The hearing follows a string of criminal activity at the hotel that BCC said “has posed a threat to the general welfare and safety of citizens.”

“The Public Safety Committee can consider the revocation of any license from any establishment that poses a risk to the general welfare and safety of the community. We will look at any establishment that poses a risk to public safety and fosters a criminal element,” Councilor Hunter Williams, chair of the PSC, said in a press released Monday.

The hearing will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and streamed on BCC’s Facebook page.

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