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New leadership for the Birmingham City Council

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The Birmingham City Council has voted councilor Jonathan Austin as President.

Austin won the vote Tuesday, in a 5-4 vote over Steven Hoyt. The council president makes key committee appointments. He plans to make those appointments Wednesday.

Austin says he looks forward to the leadership role. In an interview Tuesday, Austin told ABC 33/40, "We will work with the mayor and we will work hand in hand to make sure that the city is moving into the right direction."

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