Bill Kling Third Presiding Officer

District 4

Bill Kling, Jr., was born and raised in Huntsville. He was elected to the Huntsville Board of Education in 1984, elected to the city council in 1988, and re-elected since. Mr. Kling was twice elected city council president.

Mr. Kling received a B.S. degree in Mass Media Communications and Public Administration from the University of Alabama and a M.S. degree in Urban studies from Alabama A&M University.

Mr. Kling has held numerous positions in the broadcast and public relations fields including public relations director, radio announcer and newscaster for a public radio station, and broadcast instructor and public relations specialist for John C. Calhoun Junior College.

Council Member Bill Kling, Jr.

City Council – Highlights from the Nov. 16, 2017 Meeting

November 17, 2017

Economic Development Council voted to approve an economic development agreement with the BOCAR Group that will include up to $400,000 in performance and investment-based incentives. BOCAR, a top Tier 1 automotive supplier, will build a $115 million advanced manufacturing plant in Huntsville/Limestone County. The facility will employ [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the Nov. 2, 2017 Meeting

November 3, 2017

Planning & Development Council voted to rezone 171.41 acres of land lying east and south of Liberty Hill Road and east of Opportunity Boulevard to Planned Industrial District for the North Huntsville Industrial Park. Approved a decrease in the price of land for sale in North [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the Oct. 26, 2017 Meeting

October 26, 2017

Zoning Council voted to introduce an ordinance to update the hours of operation for the Arts and Entertainment Districts to Thursday through Sunday, 12 noon to 11 p.m. The new times will be voted on at the next regularly scheduled Council meeting on Nov. 2. Council approved [more]

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City Council – Meeting Highlights from October 12, 2017

October 13, 2017

New President District 2 Council Member Mark Russell was honored early in Thursday’s Huntsville City Council meeting with his 15-year pin for service to the City. Then at meeting’s end, he was elected as the Council President. It will be his tenth term in that role. Dr. [more]

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City Council – Meeting Highlights from September 28, 2017

September 29, 2017

FY 2018 Budget The Huntsville City Council approved municipal budgets for the 2018 fiscal year at their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday night. Council voted 5-0 to adopt a $400.6 million budget, which includes $197.6 million in general fund operations and $157.6 million in capital projects. The general fund, or operating [more]

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