Birmingham City Council’s Public Safety Committee to recommend revoking Eastwood hotel’s business license

October 02 2021 06:00 pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) –On Tuesday, the Birmingham City Council’s Public Safety Committee voted to recommend the revocation of the business license of the USA Economy Lodge in Eastwood.

The committee cites a pattern of increased activity at the hotel, which is located at 7900 block of Highway 78, as the cause of the recommendation.

“We were presented with a lot of evidence of different criminal activity at this site and we also have a number of reports from nearby residents of incidents that have occurred,” Councilor Hunter Williams, Chair of the PSC, said in a press release sent Tuesday.

Williams also said that the PSF hopes to send a clear message.

“The point needs to be clear: We are not going to tolerate any venue of violence that will knowingly allow criminal activity to occur on their property.”

The item will be presented before the full Council for a vote on Sep. 7.

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